Marriage registration to become easier in Delhi

Sub-registrars have been trained and delegated powers to register marriages

GN Bureau | August 3, 2016


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 Couples may find it easier now to register their marriages as the Delhi government’s revenue department has granted its sub-registrars the power to complete the formalities. Until now, only the office of the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), in whose jurisdiction either the bride or the groom resides, was authorised to register marriages, report the Indian Express, adding that for marriages taking place under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, SDMs, additional district magistrates and deputy commissioners are authorised to act as ‘marriage officers’.

“Now, sub-registrars have started undergoing training on the steps needed to register marriages… the decision to allow sub-registrars to register marriages will considerably ease the workload of SDMs,” the report said.
 
“There are times when SDMs are out in the field… this leads to delay in registration of marriages. As sub-registrars have the power to register marriages, it will make the process faster. Sub-registrars… have been trained to deal with cases as per the Hindu Marriage Act, the Special Marriage Act and the Delhi Compulsory Registration of Marriage Order, 2014,” an official was quoted in the report.
 
To ensure the new responsibility doesn’t affect the main task of a sub-registrar – registration of properties – they will be involved in duties related to marriage registrations only three days a week, between 3 pm and 5 pm, the report further said.
 

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