MCD not to courier birth, death certificates

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

NEW DELHI - To check fraud, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) will no longer courier birth and death certificates to online applicants, officials said Tuesday.

The applicants can now get the certificates only at the concerned hospitals or zonal offices.

The civic body health department officials, who provide online services for registering births and deaths, said the decision was taken after it was found that many applicants provided fake details online to acquire the documents.

V.K. Monga, health committee chairman, told IANS: “MCD was providing online services where one could apply for birth or death certificate after paying the fee over internet through credit card. After that we used to courier the certificate. But this service will be stopped.”

Monga added that it was not just applicants providing fake details that made them stop the service but that they had received many complains that applicants had not got their documents via courier.

“When enquired, we found that the addresses provided were misleading and we thought it was an unnecessary burden,” the official said.

Monga said that applicant should now register with the MCD website to apply for both birth and death certificates online but they should collect the document directly from the hospital or concerned zonal office.

According to Monga, about 281 hospitals and nursing homes here are linked to the MCD website, which is updated every day on the details of births and deaths.

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