New Delhi, October 12
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has announced that the name of a child can be added to the birth certificate online up to four years after birth and it will be approved automatically.
Earlier, the online process took seven to 10 days, a senior official said on Tuesday.
“Now, parents or guardians can get names added in birth certificates of children online up to four years after their birth, and the process will be approved automatically,” he said.
Many parents approached the civic body saying they needed to submit documents in schools for admission of their children and due to longer waiting time for approval from the civic authorities, they were facing hassles, the official said.
“The Municipal Corporation of Delhi in order to empower citizens in the process of registration of birth has simplified the system by providing auto approval for online name addition of a child, up to four years after child birth,” the MCD said in a statement.
According to the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1949, if the “birth of any child has been registered without a name, the parent or guardian of such a child shall within the prescribed period give information regarding the name of the child to the registrar either orally or in writing and thereupon the registrar shall enter such name in the register and date of the entry,” it said.