Inclusion of details of widow in the death records of her husband regarding
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR GENERAL, INDIA
V.S. Division, Civil Registration System, 2-A, Mansingh Road, New Delhi -110011
Subject: Inclusion of details of widow in the death records of her husband regarding.
Please refer this office D.O. letter of even number dated 27-02-2018 through which you were requested to implement the Para 2.1(a) of the Report of expert committee constituted under the directions of Hon’ble Supreme Court by judgement dated 11-08-2017 passed against a Writ Petition(c) No. 659/2007. In the above mentioned report, the Para 2.1(a) of common working plan relates to common database of widows which pertains to registration of death, requires that on registration of death of a male, the name, age and contact details of the widow should also be recorded to ensure that the name of the widow is compulsorily mentioned in the death certificate of her husband.
2. You are aware that Name of husband/wife of the deceased has already been included in the existing death reporting and death certificate form (form no. 2 and 6). However, in order to include the age and contact details of the husband/wife in the death reporting form, it has been decided to add the following column in the legal part of death reporting form (form no.2):-
3. The specimen of the revised form is enclosed for your ready reference. In this connection, necessary permission as required under Section 30(1) of the RBD Act, 1969 is granted to amend the respective State Rule 5 and requested to include the aforesaid modified columns in form no.2 i.e.in Death Reporting form. It is also clarified that format of Death Register (form no.8) would also be changed automatically after making necessary changes in the legal part of the Death Reporting form.
4. You are therefore requested to initiate the action for amending the relevant Rules and ensure the inclusion of aforesaid items in form No. 2. This office may also be appraised about the action taken in this regard along with the copy of notification issued.
Registrar General India
Encl:- Revised Death reporting Form (Form no. 2)