No plans to write caste of children in birth certificate: Govt

There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificate, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

PTI| Updated: Dec 15, 2015, 14:19 PM IST

New Delhi: There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificate, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, however, said entries in birth and death registers are public documents and are admissible as evidence under
Section 35 of the Indian Evidence Act 1872.

But, these entries are only conclusive evidence of the fact of birth or death as the case may be. Chaudhary said other particulars as to which the registering officer concerned can have no personal knowledge or no means of checking cannot be treated as a conclusive evidence, he said.

"There is no proposal to mention the caste of children in birth certificate," he said.