THE KERALA HINDU MARRIAGE REGISTRATION RULES, 1957'
In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (i) of Section 8 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (Central Act 25 of 1955), the Government of Kerala hereby make the following Rules for the registration of the Hindu Marriage; namely:-
1. These Rules may be called the Kerala Hindu Marriage Registration Rules, 1957.
2. They shall come into force on such date as the Government may by notification in the Gazette appoint.
- In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “Registrar General" means the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriages appointed by the Government under Section 6 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act, Central Act VI of 1886.
(b) "Local Registrar" means any person appointed by Government in accordance with Rule 4 to be Registrar of Marriages for -
(i) the whole or part of the local area comprised within the limits of Trivandrum City, or
(ii) the whole or part of a local area comprised in any Municipality in Kerala State established under provisions of law for the time being in force, or (iii) the whole or part of a Revenue Village or group of Revenue Villages.
(bb) "District Registrar" means any person appointed in accordance with rule 4A to be a District Registrar;
(c) "Local Registration area" means the jurisdiction assigned to a "Local Registrar".
(d) "Compulsory Registration area" means the local Registration area in which registration of marriages is declared by the Government to be compulsory in accordance with sub-section (2) of Section 8.
(e) "Marriage" means a marriage solemnised in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
(f) "Register" means the Hindu Marriage Register kept in Form II in accordance with Section 8.
(g) "Act" means the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (Central Act XXV of 1955).
(h) "Section" means a Section of the Act.
(i) “the Government" means the Government of Kerala.
(j) "Inspecting Officer" means any officer deputed by the Registrar General to inspect the Marriage records. ,م= (k) "Form" means a form appended to these Rules.
4. Government may appoint by notification in the Gazette any person by name or by virtue of the office held by him to be a "Local Registrar" and define "the local Registration area" constituting his jurisdiction.
4A. Government may appoint by Notification in the Gazette any person by name or by virtue of the office held by him to be a District Registrar for every revenue district.