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THE BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES REGISTRATION ACT, 1886

(ACT NO. VI OF 1886).
  Part No : Chapter No : Section No: [ 8th March, 1886  
  
     1 An Act to provide for the voluntary Registration of certain Births and Deaths, for the establishment of General Registry Offices for keeping Registers of certain Births, Deaths and Marriages, and for certain other purposes.
 
    WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the voluntary registration of births and deaths among certain classes of persons, for the more effectual registration of those births and deaths and of the marriages registered under Act III of 1872, or the Christian Marriage Act, 1872, and of certain marriages registered under the Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act, 1865, and for the establishment of general registry offices for keeping registers of those births, deaths and marriages;



AND WHEREAS it is also expedient to provide for the authentication and custody of certain existing registers made otherwise than in the performance of a duty specially enjoined by the law of the country in which the registers were kept, and to declare that copies of the entries in those registers shall be admissible in evidence;



It is hereby enacted as follows:-
 
CONTENTS
 
SECTIONS
 
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
1. Short title and commencement
2. Local extent
3. Definitions
4. Saving of local laws
5. Powers exercisable from time to time
CHAPTER II
GENERAL REGISTRY OFFICES OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
6. Establishment of general registry offices and appointment of Registrars General
7. Indexes to be kept at general registry office
8. Indexes to be open to inspection
9. Copies of entries to be admissible in evidence
10. Superintendence of Registrars by Registrar General
CHAPTER III
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS AND DEATHS
11-28. [Repealed]
CHAPTER IV
AMENDMENT OF MARRIAGE ACTS
29-31. [Repealed]
CHAPTER V
SPECIAL PROVISIONS AS TO CERTAIN EXISTING REGISTERS
32. Permission to persons having custody of certain records to send them within one year to Registrar General
33. [Omitted]
34. [Omitted]
35. [Omitted]
35A. [Omitted]
CHAPTER VI
RULES
36. Rules
37. [Repealed]
 
 

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