Q. With reference to the Registration of Births and Death Act (RBD Act), consider the following statements:
1.Registration of births, deaths and stillbirths has become mandatory in India under the Act.
2.The registration of births and deaths in the country is done by the functionaries appointed by the Central government.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] .Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: The Registration of Births and Death Act (RBD Act) was enacted in 1969 to promote uniformity and comparability in the registration of births and deaths across the country and compilation of vital statistics based thereon.

With the enactment of the Act, registration of births, deaths and stillbirths has become mandatory in India.

Statement 2 is incorrect: The registration of births and deaths in the country is done by the functionaries appointed by the state governments.

Source: The Hindu