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Compulsory information of birth and death in Assam

Information of birth and death

 

The Assam Births and Deaths Registration Act 1935

 

9- Persons bound to give information of birth

The father or mother of every child born within such area, or in case of the death, illness, absence or inability of the father and mother, the mid-wife assisting at the birth of such child, shall, within eight days next after the day of every such birth, give information, either personally or in writing to the Registrar of the circle or by means of the chaukidar or other village-watchman or other person as provided in the last preceding section, according to the best of his or her knowledge and belief, of the several particulars hereby required to be known and registered, touching the birth of such child.

10- Persons bound to give information of death

The nearest relative of the deceased, present at the death, or in attendance during the last illness of any person dying within such area, or, in tire absence of any such relative, the occupier of the house or, if the occupier be the person who shall have died, some male inmate of the house in which such death shall have happened, shall, within eight days next after the day of such death, give information, either personally or in writing to, the Registrar of the circle, or by means of the chaukidar or other village-watchman or other person as provided in Section 8, according to the best of his knowledge and belief, of the several particulars hereby required to be known as registered, touching the death of such person :

Provided that no person shall be bound to give the name of any female relative. ,

sec 12- Penalty for neglect

(1) Any chaukidar or other village-watchman or other person so appointed under Section 8 of this Act, who wilfully or negligently refuses or omits to produce such writing, if any, or to report such birth or death, shall be punishable at the discretion of the District Magistrate with fine which may extend to two rupees.

(2) Any person who refuses or neglects to give any information which it is his duty to give under Section 9 or 10 shall be punishable with fine which may extend to five rupees :

Provided that not more than one person shall be punishable for such refusal or neglect to give information.

Penalty for wilfully giving false information – Whoever, wilfully, makes or causes to be made for the purpose of being inserted in any register of births or deaths, any false statement touching any of the particulars required to be known and registered, shall be punishable with a fine not exceeding fifty rupees.


Municipality under Assam Act I of 1923 may arrange for keeping Register of Births or Deaths or both

 

In any place to which Section 259 of the Assam Municipal Act, 1923, shall have been extended, the Municipal Board or Town Committee shall, if so required by the State Government, arrange for keeping a register of all births or of all deaths or of all births and deaths, occurring within the municipality. The Municipality, Board or Town Committee shall in such case, be authorised to provide out of the municipal and town fund for the employment of a sufficient number of Registrars, and for the expenditure necessary for the maintenance of such registers; and all the provisions of this Act shall be deemed to apply to such place and the Municipal Board or Town Committee shall exercise ail the powers of a District Magistrate under Sections 2, 3 and 5 of this Act.

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