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Section 23 – The Registration of Births and Deaths Act,1969

The Registration of Births and Deaths Act,1969

Section 23. Penalties

(1) Any person who

(a) Fails without reasonable cause to give any information which it is his duty to give under any of the provisions of sections 8 and 9; or

(b) Gives or causes to be given, for the purpose of being inserted in any register of births and deaths, any information which he knows or believes to be false regarding any of the particulars required to be known and registered; or

(c) Refuses to write his name, description and place of abode or to put his thumb mark in the register as required by section 11,

Shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.

(2) Any Registrar or Sub-Registrar who neglects or refuses, without reasonable cause, to register any birth or death occurring in his jurisdiction or to submit any returns as required by sub-section (1) of section 19 shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.

(3) Any medical practitioner who neglects or refuses to issue a certificate under sub-section (3) of section 10 and any person who neglects or refuses to deliver such certificate shall be punishable with fine which may extend to fifty rupees.

(4) Any person who without reasonable cause, contravenes any provision of this Act for the contravention of which no penalty is provided for in this section shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ten rupees.

(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Code of Criminal Procedure,1898 (5 of 1898.), an offence under this section shall be tried summarily by a magistrate.

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