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Government Of Assam Guwahati Development Department Guwahati Municipal Corporation

Registration of Births and Deaths

Registration of Births & Deaths is compulsory as per provisions of registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969. In India, it is mandatory under the law as per the Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969 to register every birth/stillbirth and death with the concerned state/UT Government within 21 days of its occurrence. The Government accordingly has provided for well-defined registration system for registration of Birth, with the Registrar General at the centre and the Chief registrars in the States, running through district registrars to the village and town registrars at the periphery.

Persons/Agencies responsible for reporting of birth/death

  • If birth and death has taken place in Government hospitals/private hospitals/nursing homes/medical institutions, such births/deaths are to be reported by the institutions within 21 days of births & deaths to the concerned Registrars (births & deaths).
  • If birth and death has taken place at home, it is the responsible of the head of the family/any other family member to report such births and deaths within 21 days to the Registrars (births & deaths).

Time Frame

All births/deaths that have occurred either in a home or a hospital otherwise shall be reported within 21 days of their occurrence to the concerned Registrar/Sub Registrar in whose jurisdiction the event has occurred.

How to register for a Birth/Death Certificate

Please click here.

Whom to Contact

Dr. Anindita Chanda
Medical Officer
Health Branch
Guwahati Municipal Corporation
3rd Floor, GMC Market 
Fancy Bazar
Guwahati - 781001
Phone: 9435552179
email: anindita2179@gmail.com