New Delhi, Oct 15 (UNI) Home Minister Shivraj Patil will inaugurate the two-day annual National Conference of Chief Registrars of Births and Deaths here tomorrow.
Chief Registrars of Births and Deaths from the States, Union Territories, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries overseeing the work of registration of births and deaths, besides representatives of UNICEF, Plan India and officials of the Registrar General of India and Directorates of Census Operations in the States and Union Territories would be participating in the day Conference.
The National Population Policy, 2000 has mandated to achieve cent per cent registration of births and deaths by the year 2010. For achieving this, the National Conference would review the current status of registration of births and deaths across the States and discuss ways and means required to improve the current level of registration which is at 64% for births and 58% for deaths.
The States which have achieved cent per cent registration of births would present their experience as well as innovative methods adopted by them to achieve it. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is slated to make a presentation on the software, linking immunization with birth registration records (LIBRE) which has helped track the unregistered children.
Generation of vital statistics from civil registration data in states having cent per cent registration has been an important issue for long and Kerala has attempted it. The experience will be shared to help other similarly placed states to generate data on vital indicators.