Gangtok, March 12, 2013
The Births and Deaths Cell, Health Care, Human Services and Family Welfare Department, Government of Sikkim, organized a day long training programme on Registration of Births and Deaths to the Zilla and Gram Panchayat members at the Zilla Panchayat Bhawan, East on March 12.
The training was imparted to the Zilla and Gram Panchayat members of Gangtok and Ranka BACs.
SDM East Roshni Rai in her address stressed on the institutional delivery and registration of births and deaths within 21 days and added that focused should be on minimization of delayed application.
Dr. T.B. Rai, Director cum Chief Registrar Birth and Deaths Cell in his introductory address informed that a birth certificate is the first legal document and an identity of the child with name, place and date of birth, parentage and nationality.
Dr Rai highlights about the Registration of Births and Deaths Act 1969. He added that it was enacted by Act 18 of Parliament of 1969 which was enforced in the state on 20th August 1979 and is mandatory.
Dr Rai also mentioned that there are 32 urban rural Birth and Deaths Centers in the State and this training is necessary as the Panchayat members are also the informants along with the Anganwadi workers, ICDS Supervisors etc. He spoke on the utilities of the Birth and Death Certificates which has become mandatory in every aspect.
S.C. Dhakal, Deputy Director cum Registrar Births and Deaths Cell, Gangtok, in his address expressed that registration of every births and deaths plays an important role in forecasting and planning purposes for better health and better future of the state. He also elaborated on the registration of Births and deaths within 21 days and added that the target should be 100 percent registration of births and deaths.
Earlier, Dr Ema Pradhan, Joint Director, Births and Deaths Cell presented the welcome address.
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