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Unified Database of Birth and Death

  Nov 16, 2021

Unified Database of Birth and Death

Q What is the context  ?

A The Centre has proposed amendments to a 1969 law that will enable it to “maintain the database of registered birth and deaths at the national level”.

Q What are provisions of Registration of Births and Deaths Act (RBD), 1969 ?

Q Why need amendment?

Q What are the proposed amendments?

A    Unified Database of Birth and Death

Q What will be the Significance of the database ?

A It would help update:

  1. Population Register prepared under the Citizenship Act, 1955;
  2. Electoral registers or electoral rolls prepared under the Representation of the People Act, 1951
  3. Aadhaar database prepared under the Aadhaar Act, 2016;
  4. Ration card database prepared under the National Food Security Act, 2013;
  5. Passport database prepared under the Passport Act; and
  6. Driving licence database under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, and
  7. Other databases at the national level are subject to provisons of Section 17 (1) of the RBD Act, 1969