Training Workshop on Civil Registration Held in Budgam

Budgam, Sept 22:- The District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Shah has urged the need for sensitizing the people about the importance of Civil Registration Act, 1969 also known as registration of Births and Deaths, adding that the statistics generated from these registrations is valuable for planning, monitoring and evaluating various programmes especially dealing with Primary Health Care, Social Security, Family Plans, Maternal and Child Health nutrition, Education, Public Health etc.

Speaking at the inauguration of one day training workshop on Civil Registration held at Budgam today, Mr. Khurshid said that registration of Births and Deaths has also a legal significance as the Birth certificate issued by the concerned is required as Legal proof of age, admission in schools, obtaining of driving license and passport for foreign travels etc. Similarly, the death registration records may be required for the settlement of inheritance, Insurance claims, claiming family allowance and other Social Security benefits.

The DDC enjoined upon the village Chokidars, reporters of Municipal Committees and Police Personnel associated with the job of civil Registration to perform their duty with dedication adding that there should be no laxity in this regard. He said people should be educated that the Registration of Births and Deaths is compulsory under the provisions of Civil Registration Act 1969.

The Director, Statistics and Evaluation, J&K, Mr. B.R. Lachotra, Joint Director Planning, Budgam Mr. F.A. Yasvi, Regional, Jt. Director S&E, Mohammad Ismail and the District Statistics and Evaluation officer, Budgam,

Ab. Salam Magray also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of Civil Registration Act 1969 in the process of plan formulation.

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