May 31, 2013

Common marriage registration- Correction and cancellation of entries

If the Local Registrar is satisfied either suo motu or on application by the parties, that any entry in the Register of Marriages (Common) is erroneous in form or substance or has been fraudulently or improperly made, he shall subject to conditions make suitable corrections including cancellation of registration, noting the evidence for such corrections in the margin of the Register of Marriages(Common), without any alteration of the original entry and shall sign the marginal entry with the date of correction or cancellation and shall forward the particulars of the corrections to the Registrar General concerned.

    All corrections in material particulars like name, age, date etc., and cancellation shall be done only with the sanction of the Registrar General concerned:

   Provided that no such correction or cancellation shall be made without affording a reasonable opportunity of being heard to the parties concerned.

   On getting sanction the Local Registrar shall effect the correction or cancellation, as the case may be, in the Register of Marriages (Common).

   An amount of rupees one hundred shall be charged as fee for making corrections in the Register of Marriages (Common) other than clerical mistakes.


   In every case in which an entry is corrected or cancelled under this Rule, intimation thereof shall be sent to the parties to the marriage and the Local Registrar shall make a report giving necessary details to the Registrar General concerned.

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