Parents Needn’t Run For Birth Certificates Of Newborns, UP Govt Implements New Scheme

New Delhi: Now parents will not have to run around offices to get birth registration certificates issued in the name of their newborns in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to implement suo motu birth registration of children born in government health institutions. The UP government decided to issue birth registration certificates immediately after delivery without the need for parents to apply for them.

For this, the state government has integrated its MaNTrA (Maa Navjaat Tracking) app with the birth registration system using digital technology.

Parents Not Required To Apply For Birth Certificates: Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma, the Principal Secretary of Medical Health, said, “The Directorate of Census Operations, Lucknow, has partnered with the Uttar Pradesh National Health Mission (NHM-UP), UNICEF, and the Office of the Registrar General of India, Delhi, to facilitate the generation of automatic birth registration certificates at government facilities.” Initially, 1,000 facilities will provide this service in the state, and the number will gradually increase.

Procedure: The principal secretary stated that the civil registration system application programming interface retrieves data for 17 fields from the Maa Navjaat Tracking app (MaNTrA), managed by NHM-UP. The data is then configured into a birth certificate, digitally signed by the hospital registrar.

“Birth certificates can now be handed over to the parents of the newborn within hours of birth,” he added. “We will strive to roll out this facility in all government facilities in the coming months so that an automatic birth registration certificate is issued on the spot in each case,” he added.

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