Recently, a proposal has been submitted to amend the Registration of Birth and Death RBD Act 1969.
- The Central Government has submitted a proposal to amend the RBD Act 1969. With this, a database of registered births and deaths will be maintained at the national level.
- Currently, the registration of births and deaths is done by local registrars appointed by the states.
- Under the proposed amendment, chief registrars (appointed by the states) would maintain a unified database at the state level. Also, consolidate it with the national level data maintained by the Registrar General of India.
- These databases can be used to update population register and voter register and Aadhaar, ration card, passport and driving license database.
Source – The Hindu