UT administration on Tuesday
launched online registration of birth and death certificates and also authorized government hospitals in the city to issue them.So far, only the office of birth and death registrar in Sector 17 used to issue the certificates.
A UT official said the objective of bringing the facility online was for decentralizing work and ensure timely registrations. “The online system will also ensure that birth
registration of the newborn is complete before the mother is discharge, and parents walk out of the hospital with the certificate in hand,” said the official.”To begin with, the facility has been rolled out at PGI, GMCH-32, civil hospitals in Sector 22 and Manimajra, and GMSH-16, as they account for 80% of births and deaths. These institutions will be responsible for issuing all birth and death certificates, addition of baby name, and corrections,” the official added.This initiative is aimed at reducing rush to the office of birth and death registrar and making the process more convenient for citizens.
As an added advantage, citizens can now take any number of copies from their homes without having to visit the Sector 17 office of UT birth and death registrar. Another feature of the online system is that the all certificates have a unique quick-response code (QR code) printed on them through which the authenticity of each certificate can easily be validated.