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Birth registration


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It's a presentation on Birth Registration and the importance of it.
And the challenges faced by the society regarding this.

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Birth registration

  2. 2. MEANING OF BIRTH REISTRATION Birth registration is the process by which a child's birth is recorded in the civil register by the government authority. It provides the first legal recognition of the child and is generally required for the child to obtain a birth certificate and as a result any other legal documents and rights.
  3. 3. WHY BIRTH REGISTRATION IS IMPORTANT? • It provides permanent, official and visible evidence of a state's legal recognition of his or her existence as a member of society • Medical treatment • Education Facilities • Prevent Child Exploitation • Employment A Birth Certificate is a Passport to Opportunities...
  4. 4. CURRENT SCENARIO OF INDIA • An estimated 26 million births take place in the country every year. • The current registration level of births in the country is about 58% for births. • Each year about 42% of births go unregistered, which is about 10 million births. • There are 5 major low performing states (UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, AP and Madhya Pradesh) that have problems of low registration ranging from 20% to 57% which is affecting the overall registration level in the country because these 5 low performing states also account for approximately 25% of the annual births and are among the most populous states in the country. • Registration level in the rural areas is lower when compared to the urban areas.
  5. 5. KEY ISSUES & CHALLENGES • Low priority accorded to registration and general apathy. • Lack of inter-departmental co-ordination. • Inadequate budget allocation by the States for Civil Registration work. • Low levels of knowledge amongst registration functionaries about the processes and procedures of registration, reporting and management of data. • Lack of regular monitoring and supervision of civil registration work in the states. • Lack of awareness about the need and importance of registration.
  6. 6. LACK OF DEMAND • Lack of awareness about the need and importance of registration • Low utility of registration certificates and the use of alternate documents for proving the date of birth and claiming benefits. • Weak demand for vital statistics among planners and administrators