‘Vital event registration Act flawed’

Himalayan News Service

Lalitpur, June 1:

The Population and Registration Management Section at the Ministry of Local Development said the ‘Birth, Death and Vital Events Registration Act-1976’ needs to be amended.

According to an official at the ministry, “The act does not address the issues of children of single mothers and families headed by women.”

As the government has made birth registration certificate a must for students to enroll in schools and also for those seeking jobs abroad, the trend of registering these has gone up of late, he said.