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Now, EDMC officials to help kin of dead get death certificates

The EDMC staff/workers present at the site would ensure availability and filling of forms necessary for death certificates and the civic agency will send the certificate to the kin of the deceased through post or couriers. The civic agency has also decided to minimise the duration of making the certificate.

According to the EDMC officials, the death registration form would be available at every crematoria, graveyards and other funeral places. When the kith and kin will reach for the last rites, they will be asked to fill the form with some formalities. 

The staff, working under the controller, will take it to the concerned offices of the EDMC. Once received, the civic agency will complete all formalties through telephonic conversation and will make the certificate. The Corporation has decided to deliver it within seven days of filling the form, so that the concerned family can use it on time.

Standing Committee Chairman, Jeetender Chaudhary said that the area has dozens of authorised and unauthorised cremation centres where at least 30 bodies get registered daily and the number of unregistered bodies are even more. 

Presently, the family of a deceased get some papers from the hospital and then roams around EDMC offices for the certificate. In case a person dies at a neutral venue like at home or at any place from where there is no proof of death, the family faces lots of difficulties in getting the certificate. 

Sometime, the area Councillors make unnecessary delay while approving the affidavit given by the family. The system was first introduced at two crematoria — Nigam Bodh ghat and Punjabi Bagh — in North MCD area.
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