Information regarding issue of a birth certificate having incorrect name of mother of a person was denied stating that it is mentioned by the MCD & not the respondent - CIC: appellant may approach the appropriate authority to get his grievance redressed
Information regarding issue of a birth certificate having incorrect name of mother of a person was denied stating that mother’s name is mentioned by the MCD & not the respondent - appellant alleged that the person had grabbed his property by showing the appellant’s mother name as his mother & had managed to get a birth certificate issued - CIC advised the appellant to approach the appropriate authority to get his grievance redressed
1. The Appellant through his RTI application dated 18.12.2013 had sought information with respect to a birth certificate which was issued on the Order of SDM, which had incorrect name of mother of S Kulbir Singh i) Basis of the Order issued by the S.D.M ii) any documents provided to obtain the order, etc. PIO replied on 16.01.2014 stating that the concerned record was not traceable with respect to Point No. 1 & 2, for Point No. 3 it was stated that the office only issued birth orders and not the birth certificates. Being unsatisfied with the information furnished, the appellant preferred First Appeal. FAA by his Order dated 24.04.2014 direcetd the PIO to provide information. In Compliance of the FAA Order, PIO replied on 06.05.2014. Claiming nonsatisfaction with the information furnished, the appellant has approached the Commission in Second Appeal.
2. Both the parties made their submissions. The Commission observes that the appellant is having a grievance that a person by name Mr. S.Kulbir Singh had grabbed his property by showing the appellant’s mother name as his mother name and also managing to get a birth certificate issued to that effect by the respondent authority wherein the appellant’s mother name is mentioned. He, therefore, wants the documents enclosed along with the application of Mr. S.Kulbir Singh, submitted to the respondent authority for getting the birth certificate.
3. On the other hand, the respondent authority explained to the Commisison that the requirements for any citizen to get abirth certificate are – an affidavit specifying the place, date and time of birth of the person, enclosing a copy of the ration card, School leaving vcertificte, if any showing his date of birth and all these documents have to be attested by a Gazetted Officer. If there is no School leaving certificate for the applicant, as in the case of Mr. S.Kulbir Singh, his application will be sent for police verification and after receiving the same, the respondent authority only issues Birth Order, not Birth Certificate, through which the applicant has to approach the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to get the Birth Certificate on that basis. The respondent authority has presented a model Birth Order to the appellant, on the basis of which one can get the BC from the MCD. As seen from the said model order, there is no mention of mother’s name. Hence the respondent authority contended that the mention of mother’s name in the Kulbir Singh’s BC is done by the MCD only and not by them, and therefore, the appellant has to pursue with the MCD in this regard.
4. Having heard the submissions made by the parties, having perused the file, the Commission is convinced with the stand taken by the Respondent authority and therefore advises the appellant to approach the appropriate authority to get his grievance redressed, as the respondent authority in this case, stand furnished the desired information to the appellant. Hence the appeal is closed.
(M. Sridhar Acharyulu)
Citation: Sh. Charan Preet Singh v. Sub Divisional Magistrate in File No.CIC/SA/A/2014/000903