Registering your marriage in the sub-registrar’s office will soon be a practice of the past in Karnataka. Forget the hassles associated with the task because all you will have to do is apply online and print out the certificate – from the comfort of your home.
It is estimated that less than 20 percent of all marriages in the state are registered. The process of recording marriages is mandated by the Supreme Court and the National Law Commission.
The Karnataka State will launch an online portal to get couples to register their marriage, the Times of India reported. Its operation will be similar to the site that handles property registration. This will eliminate the time-consuming process of going to government offices to get the deed done.
Currently, the entire process is somewhat cumbersome as couples have to make many visits over a month to get the certificate after submitting documents like identity proof, age proof and details of two witnesses to the ceremony. The online registration will minimise the documentation and verification process.
“We are streamlining the process of getting marriage certificates online. Till now, you could apply online and obtain the certificate in person. We’ll introduce the new system in a registrar’s office in Bengaluru and roll it out in the rest of the state by year-end,” inspector-general of registration and commissioner of stamps Manoj Kumar Meena told TOI.
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The system will integrate data from all the sub-registrar offices in the state to check multiple marriages by either groom or bride.
“The certificate will be computer-generated with security features like a hologram and machine-readable (QR) code, and carries the registrar-general’s digital signature,” an official said to ToI.
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