Mumbai: In line with its `Marathi
agenda`, Shiv Sena corporators in the Mumbai civic body have
now proposed that birth and death certificates should be
issued in the local language.
"The matter of issuing birth and death certificates
in Marathi was raised in the general meeting of the civic
body. We are thinking about the proposal, we haven`t decided
anything yet," Executive Health Officer G T Ambe said.
Earlier, Sena corportor from suburban Ghatkopar and
(Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) BMC`s Public Health
Committee chairperson Ashwini Mate passed a motion of notice
in the general body meeting yesterday to provide birth and
death certificates in Marathi.
"As Marathi is the local language, so all the paper
work should be done in the same language. It has been observed
that there are spelling errors while issuing the birth and
death certificates in English," Mate told PTI here.
On similar lines, leader of the house Sunil Prabhu
said, "The certificates must be in the local language, thereby
making it easier for the officers."
According to Mate, "If people find difficulty with
Marathi language, then the certificates can be issued in
English also, but the charges for it will be Rs 30. For
certificates in Marathi language, people have to pay Rs 20."
The proposal has been forwarded for final approval to
the civic administration and other statutory committees.
The BMC has started the drive to register missing
names on birth and death certificates in February. The move
was started for people who did not have a chance to get their
names registered in the crucial paper.
Births and deaths have to be reported and registered
with the civic body within 21 days.