New Delhi, December 14 (SocialNews.XYZ) A draft amendment to the 1969 Birth and Death Registration (RBD) law has already been in the public domain for nearly two months, Parliament was told Tuesday.
“As a result of consultations with the relevant Union Ministries / Departments and all the Governments of the Union States / Territories, a draft amendment to the Birth and Death Registration Act 1969 has been placed in the public domain from October 18, 2021 to December 2, 2021 for comment. Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai told Lok Sabha in a written response.
The government had sought input from the general public on proposed amendments to the law, which was about 50 years old and had yet to be amended.
“It is proposed to amend various articles of the law to make it more user-friendly and to adapt to changes and new developments in society over the past five decades”, reads the government opinion of November 16. .
BJP member Rakesh Singh, in his question, asked the government to clarify whether there was a proposal to amend the law on birth and death registration.
Rai said registration of births and deaths is mandatory by law and the chief registrar is mandated to publish a statistical report on births and deaths registered during the year.
“The draft amendment includes a provision for maintaining a unified database of civil registers at state level and for integration with the database at national level,” he said. he declares.
However, he said there was no proposal to include data from the previous census to make the proposal or exercise more effective.