The “Registration of Birth and Death Act (1969)”, was enacted all over India to provide a uniform law for the regulation of registration of births and deaths in India .
The RBD act gives the legal and administrative framework for Civil Registration System (CRS) in India .
The act authorizes the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India to coordinate the registration mechanism.
The RBD Act has been enforced in all states, with the responsibility of Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths to make necessary arrangements for registration facilities in the entire state and to see that no area is left without registration facilities.
The RBD act comprises of 32 sections, which illustrate the rules, proceedings, process, maintenance of records, the functions and functionaries at national, state, district and peripheral levels to perform birth and death registration