of Birth and Death Rules and regulation
Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 was enforced in Lakshadweep
on1.4.1970. The rules under the Act were approved by the Central
Government on 1.7.1970.
of Registration of Births and Deaths in Lakshadweep:
1. Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths: Director of Medical &
2. District Registrar of Births & Deaths: Deputy Director
of Medical & Health Services.
3. Additional District Registrar (Medical Officer in-charge of
each island i.e. Sub Divisional level).
4. Registrar of Birth & Death: Health Inspectors of each island
In Lakshadweep 100% of the births and deaths are registered and
this is regularly reviewed in the office of Chief Registrar of
Births and Deaths. Delayed registration is very less. There are
no private hospitals/Nursing homes in Lakshadweep. The vital events
taking place in Government medical institutions are reported in
time. Awareness on the importance of Registration of births and
deaths is created through various media such as posters, newspapers
and electronic media.
of certificate: Certificate
is issued to the informant free of charge immediately after registration
and thereafter to all those applying for the same in the Form
prescribed under the RBD rule.
Authority to issue certificate:
Health Inspectors working in 9 Village (Dweep) Panchayats and
Pharmacist, First Aid Centre, Bitra are designated as Registrar
of Births and Deaths in the respective island and they are empowered
to issue certificate.
Delayed registrations are very rare in this U.T. At present the
Additional District Magistrate, Lakshadweep has been declared
as the prescribed authority to issue orders to register the events
reported after one year of its occurrence.
keeping of records: The
registers beyond one year are kept in safe custody of the Additional
District Registrar of Births and Deaths in the islands.
of elected bodies in civil registration:
The elected bodies are fully involved in the Civil Registration
System in Lakshadweep. Registration of Births and Deaths has been
transferred to Village (Dweep) Panchayat vide Order F.No. 20/3/99-
DMHS (B&D) dated 6.8.1999. Accordingly the registration of
births and deaths and issue of certificate and maintenance of
records of each current year was brought under the control of
Village (Dweep) Panchayat. The Health Inspector functioning hither
to as Registrar of Births and Deaths was also transferred to the
and coordination of Registration work:
A District level coordination committee has been constituted under
the chairmanship of Collector cum Development Commissioner to
review and coordinate the registration of births and deaths.