Gurgaon: Birth certificate at your door step from May 3
Residents will no longer have to visit the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) office to get birth and death certificates. The corporation will be delivering the certificates to the applicant’s residence through post from May 3.
V Umashankar, MCG commissioner, told City Spidey, “All necessary preparations have been made to implement the service. It will begin from Wednesday when the first copy of birth or death certificate will be delivered free of cost at the applicant’s residence.”
The commissioner added that hospitals have been instructed to send the registration for birth and death online instead of sending a hard copy through post. Earlier, notices had to be sent both through the Internet and in the form of hard copies.
After receiving the notice from a hospital, the corporation would send the certificate to the residence of the applicants through post.
In the 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, 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 to the office, file an application and pay for it at the office.”
The corporation receives around 2,000 to 2,500 applications for birth and death certificates per month. Earlier, it used to take around three or four days to get the copy of a certificate ready. People also had to come twice to get the certificate.
SS Rohilla, MCG spokesperson, said, “An applicant had to visit the office once to file an application and once to collect the certificate. It used to take a long time earlier. Now, the certificates will be ready a day after we receive the application for a certificate online. Also, people had to pay around Rs 25 for the first copy of the certificate but now it is free.”