Marriage registration to become compulsory

April 20, 2014

The order for the compulsory registration of marriage was cleared by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung earlier this week. The Delhi (Compulsory Registration of Marriage) Order, 2014, will be applicable to all marriages solemnised in the city under both the Hindu Marriage Act as well as the Special Marriage Act of 1954. All those getting married in the city from next month will have to get their marriage registered within 60 days of taking the vow. The Delhi Government is likely to issue the notification for compulsory registration of marriage by the end of this month. Read More

Now get marriage registration certificate via video-conferencing

Feb 16, 2014

High Court has said that these certificates can be issued via video-conferencing.Justice Manmohan, allowing this to a newly-wed couple based in Canada, said that the rule mandating physical presence while applying for registration was "framed at a time when technology was nascent".The court said the family members could take delivery of the marriage certificate once the couple confirms this through video-conferencing."The law has to adapt to changing times," the court opined.Read More

Rajya Sabha passes bill for compulsory marriage registration

August 13 , 2013

The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill which makes it mandatory to register all marriages, irrespective of religion.The Registration of Births and Deaths (Amendment) Bill will, however, not make the unregistered marriages void, Law and Justice Minister Kapil Sibal said.Read More