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Birth & Death Registration


The registration of the births and the deaths within SMC limit is by law duty of Surat Municipal Corporation. This activity is presently entirely computerized and the benefit of the same can be availed from any of the zone offices. Some of the important information relating to the process of birth and death registration are as listed below :

  • Registration of Birth within 21 days of birth as well as incidence of death within 21 days from the death without fee, and after 21 days of birth and after 21 days of death, but within 30 days, the birth registration can be made by paying Rs. 2=00 as delayed fee. Further, after 30 days, but within one year the unregistered birth & death can be made on payment of Rs. 5=00 as delayed charges, by execution of an affidavit before the executive magistrate. However, previous sanction of the commissioner shall have to be taken.
  • The registration of unreported birth & death shall be made with an affidavit executed before the Executive Magistrate (FC) and on payment of Rs. 5/- as a delayed fee.
  • In the case of registered birth, the name of the child can be entered within a year without fee, as well as in cases of birth registered from first year to 15th year, the name can be entered on payment of Rs. 2=00 as delayed fee. In case of non-reporting of names within 15 years, the same can not be entered in any circumstances.
  • First copy of such birth & death is given free of cost within one year.
  • For additional copy of birth & death, an application in prescribed form shall have to be made.
  • On payment of Rs. 1=00, a copy of birth & death certificate is available in Gujarati or English.
  • For registering the birth & death, all the information in detailed proforma, in a readable and clear manner have to be furnished.
  • In the birth registration, once the name of child is entered the same can not be amended in any nature and no other (alias) name can be attached to it.
  • At the time of death, the name of deceased is certain. Therefore the name prevalent in the day today transactions be dictated. Once the deceased's name is written, it can not be amended in any nature, nor any other (alias) name can be attached to it.
  • At the time of school admission, the birth certificate is compulsorily required. Therefore,
    it is necessary to obtain birth certificate of your child. Rush is always there during November to
    January every year for getting certificates. Therefore, it is requested to obtain the same before
  • The forms and formats that are required for the purpose of birth and death registration can be availed from the Civic centers, Zone offices or SMC headquarter.

    VITAL STATISTICS AT A GLANCE
    Details/Year 2009 2010 2011 2012
    Mid year estimated population 4523022 4786002 4462002 4662078
    Area of the City (Sq. kms.) 326.555 326.555 326.515 326.515
    Registered Births 67254 70632 68559 72719
    Registered Deaths 16747 18628 18681 18740
    Registered Infant Deaths 1134 1241 1082 1043
    Registered Maternal Deaths 21 42 24 32
    Registered Still Births 318 240 371 462
    Crude Birth Rate 14.87 14.76 15.37 15.60
    Crude Death Rate 3.70 3.89 4.19 4.02 
    Infant Mortality Rate 16.86 17.57 15.78 14.34
    Maternal Mortality Rate 0.31 0.59 0.35 0.44
    Still Birth Ratio 4.73 3.40 5.41 6.35
    Population Density Per Sq.km. 13851 14656 13555 14278
    Details/Year 2005 2006 2007 2008
    Area of the City (Sq. kms.) 112.28 112.28 326.515 326.555
    Registered Births 55,907 62,633 63,213 66356
    Registered Deaths 12,633 14,915 15,714 17125
    Registered Infant Deaths 1,119 1,061 1,015 1085
    Registered Maternal Deaths 29 26 27 17
    Registered Still Births 462 410 362 339
    Crude Birth Rate 18.2 19.3 16.56 15.48
    Crude Death Rate 4.11 4.6 4.12 4.01
    Infant Mortality Rate 20.02 16.94 16.06 16.39
    Maternal Mortality Rate 0.52 0.42 0.43 0.26
    Still Birth Ratio 8.26 6.55 5.73 5.11
    Population Density Per Sq.km. 27,353 28,904 11,691 13901
    Details/Year 2001 2002 2003 2004
    Area of the City (Sq. kms.) 112.28 112.28 112.28 112.28
    Registered Births 47,114 49,204 53,452 55,521
    Registered Deaths 10,198 10,208 11,255 11,921
    Registered Infant Deaths 998 967 1032 1088
    Registered Maternal Deaths 12 29 26 34
    Registered Still Births 422 491 555 453
    Crude Birth Rate 19.04 18.84 19.40 19.09
    Crude Death Rate 4.12 3.91 4.09 4.10
    Infant Mortality Rate 20.97 19.65 19.65 19.65
    Maternal Mortality Rate 0.25 0.59 0.49 0.61
    Still Birth Ratio 8.96 9.98 10.38 8.16
    Population Density Per Sq.km. 22,035 23,262 24,872 25,900

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