Every Birth is reported and registered within 21 days of Birth. Generally, the Birth takes place in an Hospital or a Nursing Home, therefore it is automatically reported by the Authorized Medical Officer of the Hospital to the Local Municipal Authorities. Otherwise the incharge of the place, where the Birth has taken place, can provide the information to the Local Authority in the prescribed format.
A parent can visit local municipal office with the registration number provided by the Hospital, on registration of Birth. And can apply for as many Birth certificates to the Local Municipal Authorities on the payment of fees per certificate, which is normally Rs 10-20. Ofcourse, the computerization of the Municipal offices, has simplified the Birth Registration procedure to a great extent.
In exceptional circumstances, i.e. beyond 1 year of birth, Birth can be registered on the order of Area Magistrate, on affidavit and payment of late fee. And in case, some error is made on behalf of Hospital at the time of registration of Birth with respect to Name of Parents, address, etc. Then the parent is required to apply for correction under Affidavit attested by Area Magistrate.