Gurgaon: Birth, death certificates at your doorstep from May 3
Residents will now not have to go to the Municipal Corporation Gurugram (MCG) office to get birth and death certificates. The corporation will be delivering the certificates to the residence of the applicants through post. The service starts from May 3.
V Umashankar, MCG commissioner, said all necessary preparations have been made to successfully implement the service. The service will start from Wednesday when the first copy of birth/death certificate will be delivered free of cost to the applicant’s residence.
The commissioner said the hospitals have been instructed to send the registration for birth and death online instead of sending the hard copy through post. Earlier, the notices had to be sent through both online and in hard copies.
Residents would also not have to come to the corporation office to file the application seeking a birth or death certificate. After receiving the notice from a hospital, the corporation would send the certificate to the residence of the applicants through post. However, in case of a birth or death that took place at home and not at the hospital, the applicant would have to file an application for the certificate at the corporation office. The applicant will not be charged for the first copy of the application.
Dr Ashish Singla, medical officer of the MCG, said in case one needs to add a child’s name in the birth certificate or make a correction in birth or death certificate, the applicant would have to come in person and file an application and pay for it at the corporation office.
“The corporation receives around 2000-2500 applications for birth and death certificates per month. Earlier, it used to take around 3-4 days to get the copy of a certificate ready. People also had to come twice to get the certificate — once to file an application and again to collect the certificate. It used to take a long time. Now, the certificates will be ready the day after we receive the application online. Also, people had to pay around ₹25 for the first copy of the certificate, now it is free,” said SS Rohilla, MCG spokesperson.