(Published in Kerala Gazette No. 43 dated 22nd  October 1957)




In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of S.8 of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (Central Act 25 of 1955), the Government of Kerala hereby make the following Rules for the registration of the Hindu Marriage, namely:-




1.    These Rules may be called the Kerala Hindu Marriage Registration Rules, 1957


2.    They shall come into force on such date as the Government may by notification in the Gazette appoint.


3.    Definitions-In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-


*(a) œRegistrar General means the Registrar General of Births, Deaths and Marriage appointed by the Government under S.6 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act, Central Act VI of 1886.


(b)      œLocal Registrar means any person appointed by Government in accordance with Rule 4 to be Registrar of Marriage for (i) the whole or part of the local area comprised within the limits of Trivandrum City, or


(ii) the whole or part of a local area comprised in any Municipality in Kerala State established under provisions of law for the time being in force, or


(iii)    the  whole  or  part  of  a  Revenue  Village  or  group  of  Revenue




(c) œLocal Registration area means the jurisdiction assigned to a œLocal Registrar



(d)      œCompulsory Registration area means the Local Registration area in which registration of marriages is declared by the Government to be compulsory in accordance with sub-section (2) of S.8.


(e)      œMarriage means a marriage solemnised in accordance with the provisions of the Act.


(f)       œRegister means the Hindu Marriage Register kept in Form II in accordance with S.8


(g)      œAct means the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (Central Act XXV of 1955).


(h)      œSection means a Section of the Act.


(i)        œthe Government means the Government of Kerala.


(j)       œInspecting Officer means any officer deputed by the Registrar to inspect the Marriage records.


(k)      œForm means a form appended to these Rules.


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