New Delhi: Starting from October 1, 2023, the Centre’s Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023 will bring significant changes to document requirements in various aspects of life in India.
Birth certificates will become the sole mandatory document for admission to educational institutions, obtaining a driving license, registering for Aadhaar, marriage registration, government job applications, and more, as determined by the central government.
During the monsoon session, Parliament approved this amendment, paving the way for the use of a birth certificate as a single document for personal verification purposes.
The Union home ministry has issued a notification, confirming the Centre’s commitment to digitizing and centralizing birth and death records. This move aims to streamline the delivery of public services, enhance transparency, and improve efficiency.
According to the latest government notification, the provisions of the Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Act, 2023 (20 of 2023) will come into force on October 1, 2023.