Andaman and Nicobar Death Certificate
Andaman and Nicobar Death Certificate
A death certificate is an official document provided by the Government to certify the deceased state of a person. It also establishes the fact, date and cause of death. The death certificate is issued to the nearest relatives or the family members of the deceased. In this article, we look at the guidelines for obtaining Andaman and Nicobar Islands death certificate in detail.
Registration of Birth & Death Act, 1969
Registration of Birth & Deaths Act, 1969 was enacted by the Parliament to regulate the registration of births and deaths in India. As per the provision of this Registration of Birth & Death Act, every death must be registered within 21 days of the occurrence with the concerned State Government/Union Territory. If a death registration is not made within 21 days, then an affidavit must be filed by the informant stating the reason for the delay in registration.
Purpose of Death Certificate
The following are the purposes of Death Certificate in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as listed below:
- The death certificate allows claiming insurance benefits, settlement of pension, and transfer of personal property.
- It relieves the deceased person from social, legal and official obligations.
- A widower or a widow requires to produce a death certificate of the former partner for future marriage.
- Also, it is used for analysing the mortality statistics in the country and medical and health-related research.
Every death in Andaman and Nicobar Islands needs registration with the concern Registrar office to get Death Certificate. The following persons are responsible for recording a death, they are:
Death occurs in House: If the death has happened in-house, the head/guardian of the family should report the death to the concerned authority.
Death occurs in Hospital: If the death has happened in the hospital, the medical in-charge should report the death.
Death occurs in Prison: If the death has happened in prison, the jail in-charge should register the cause of death.
Death occurs in Public Places: If the death has happened in public gathering places or particular institutions, then the concerned in-charge should take responsibility.
Hostel/Boarding House/ Lodging House/ Tavern/ Toddy Shop/ Barrack or Public Resort: In charge person of that place can register the death.
Plantation: The superintendent of the estate can register the death.
Registration of Deaths of Missing Persons
Registration of death of a missing person for more than seven years will be based on the details provided by the court. The concerned court will determine the place and date of death in the declaratory suit, and it can be used for registration purpose.
Registration of Deaths of Indian Citizens Outside India
Indian Consulates register the deaths of an Indian citizen outside India, as per the rule enacted in Citizens Rules 1956 under the Citizenship Act 1955, and issue death certificates.
Death Certificate Issuing Authority in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The concerned authorities responsible for the registration of death and issuance of the certificate is Executive Officer/ Local Registrar of Births and Deaths in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The following are the documents, which is necessary for registering a death and obtaining an Andaman and Nicobar Islands Death Certificate, as mentioned below:
- Application Form (death certificate)
- Passport size photograph of the deceased.
- Address proof of the deceased (Mandatory)
- Birth certificate of the deceased
- Ration Card
- Election card
- Islander card
- The document which contains the time and place of death.
- Post-mortem report if death by crime or by accident.
- For delayed registration, requires an affidavit from the judicial magistrate indicating the cause, date and place of death.
Note:- The Government of India is made Aadhaar number or Enrolment ID Number (EID) of the deceased mandatory for issuance of death certificates. It will result in ensuring the accuracy of the details provided by the relatives, dependents, acquaintances of the deceased and an effective method to prevent identity fraud.
Application Procedure for Andaman and Nicobar Islands Death Certificate
For obtaining a death certificate, one should follow the steps as mentioned below to register a death in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Step 1: Visit the home page of BIRDS (Birth and Death Registration System) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Step 2: Click on “Proceed” option which will redirect you to the next page select the “Forms” option.
Step 3: On the next page, select ” Death Registration From” and download the application form in a PDF format.Andaman and Nicobar Islands Death Certificate Application Form
Step 4: Fill out the application with appropriate details like,
- Date of death
- Name of the Deceased
- Age details
- Address details
Step 5: After filling the application form, submit it to the concerned authority along with required documents.