Sub-registrars have been trained and delegated powers to register marriages
GN Bureau | August 3, 2016
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’.
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