As per section 8, 9 and 21 of Registration of Births & Deaths Act 1969 it is mandatory that every birth and death taking place anywhere in India must be registered with the Registrars appointed by the respective State Governments under the ambit of this law for the purpose.
Failure to comply the directives mentioned above is liable to be punished in accordance with the section 23 of the Registration of Births & Deaths 1969.
For all the births and deaths taking place within the Cantonment, the registration shall be done by the Chief Executive Officer, who is ex-officio registrar for the purpose of the Registration Act 1969.
Who is responsible for giving the information to the Registrar
Though the information regarding births and deaths taking place anywhere in the Cantonment can be submitted to the Registrar by anybody but the responsibility to give the information rests with the following, in case of,
Residential or non-residential house - Head of the house or house-hold.
Hospitals / health centers / nursing homes etc. - Medical Officer-in-Charge.
Jail - Jailor-in-Charge.
Hostels / Dharamshalas etc. - Person in-charge.
Village - Village headman.
Elsewhere - In-charge of local police station.