In India, the registration of births and deaths
is compulsory and mandated under the
Registration of Births and Deaths (RBD) Act,
1969, which came into force in1970.
Moreover, being a signatory to the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
(UNCRC), India has committed itself to
ensuring universal birth registration and this
commitment is reflected in several national
policies, such as the National Population
Policy, 2000, and the National Plan of Action
for Children, 2005.
In India, an estimated 27 million births take
place every year.