Updated: February 10, 2014 18:26 IST | Chitra V Ramani
Henceforth, birth certificates will be issued at the hospital itself, which parents may collect before clearing the bills. Similarly, death certificates too will reach the relatives of the deceased within three days.
Officials of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) announced this at a programme held here on Monday to launch the e-transfer of data from hospitals to the BBMP for quick issue of birth and death certificates. If a person dies at home, the relatives will have to produce a doctor’s certificate and the receipt from the crematorium or burial ground to apply for a death certificate.
BBMP’s Joint Director (Statistics) D. Shankarappa told reporters here that the civic body had introduced this system in all the 1,480 private medical hospitals/ nursing homes, BBMP’s six referral hospitals and 22 maternity homes, and five government hospitals. “With the new system, the certificates can be issued at the hospital itself. Earlier, it used to take a week and in some cases, even up to a month. With this, the BBMP has become the first corporation in the country to have such
a unique system,” he said.
Stating that the software for the system had been developed by the National Informatics Centre (NIC), he said that all the hospitals have been given a unique user identity and password. The authorised hospital officials have to log in, register the event (either birth or death) through e-transfer.
Several measures have also been put in place to ensure that there is no misuse. He also said that each certificate that will be pre-printed with the emblems of centre and state governments will have BBMP emblem as watermark. Apart from a serial number, it will also have a 24-digit security code and a three dimensional high security hologram.
Mr. Shankarappa said that the BBMP had also set up 27 registration centres across the city. Citizens can approach these centres or the zonal offices for inclusion of name, correction, delayed registration. The birth and death certificates will also be available at around 90 BangaloreOne centres and BBMP’s citizen service centres.
BBMP Commissioner M. Lakshminarayana said that with the new system, inconvenience caused to the citizens is minimised and will go towards 100 per cent registration of all births and deaths in the city.