New rules have been added to the registration of births and deaths in Rajasthan. According to these new rules, if any registrar or assistant registrar in the municipalities refuses to register or issue a certificate for the registration of birth or death without a valid reason, they will be fined 250 rupees as a penalty. This is the first time a penalty has been established for registrars or assistant registrars.
In addition, if an order or action is taken by the registrar or assistant registrar that causes harm to any individual, an appeal can be made to the Chief Registrar or District Registrar. This provision of appeal has also been added this time. The Chief Registrar or District Registrar must resolve the appeal within 90 days of the individual filing the appeal.
Sharing data with the State Data Center is mandatory
Chief Registrar (Birth-Death) Bhawar Lal Bairwa explained, “According to the guidelines received from the central government, this time states have been ordered to regularly share the data of births and deaths recorded here with the centre. All states must strictly adhere to this. The main objective is to collect accurate data for the census, as there is often a delay in the census. In this way, calculating the birth and death figures becomes easier with the correct data.”
Increased penalty amount for hospitals
Similarly, if a hospital, nursing home, orphanage, or other institution delays providing information about a birth or death that occurred there, the penalty amount has been increased to one thousand rupees. Earlier, this amount was 50 rupees or less.