What is Birth certificate?

The birth certificate is the most important identity document for an individual which is most useful to proof the date as well the place of birth.

What is the eligibility Criteria to Avail Birth Certificate?

Any individual who is a citizen or NRI born in the state is eligible for availing the birth certificate. The birth certificate is issued to the parents in favour of child on the basis of application and specific amount deposited along with application form to the concerned authority.

What is the procedure for Registering Birth Certificate?

There is a defined process to obtain the birth certificate in Orissa. Normally, head of the house or nearest relative of the head of the house or oldest person in the family in case the event is occurring in the house has to inform the concerned authority about birth. Medical officer in-charge or any other authorized officer, in case of institutional event.After delivery of the child in case of institutions i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, etc. the authorities have to register the birth reports to the registrar of birth and death of the concerned jurisdictions. In case of domiciliary births the household is entitled to submit the reports to the concerned authority for registering the birth event. In case the birth occurs in jail, it is to be informed by the concerned jailer. If the birth occurs in hostel, dharmasala, boarding house, lodging house etc. the event is to be informed by the concerned person-in-charge. In case the birth occurs in moving vehicle, the person-in-charge of the vehicle has to inform about the birth.

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