Issuing Of Certificate
The registrar designated as per the RBD act is entitled to issue the certificate for birth, death and stillbirth. In ULBs, usually the Commissioner/Health officer is designated to issue birth and death certificate.
The individual who is looking for the certificate has to go directly to the respective municipality, if it is registered within the said time. The RBD Act recommends the issue of the certificate free of charge.
However, municipalities are charging an amount of Rs.10 to 20/- for the certificate as cost of lamination of certificate.
The key issue on the birth and death registration system is that the majority of citizens have not collected their birth/death certificate, even though the occurrence of it are registered by the informant.
Stillbirth means foetal death, where a product of conception has attained at least the prescribed period of gestation.