The New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) is working on digitisation of the birth and death certificates dating back to 1917 to make the process easier for the residents. The civic body is has initiated the move because the hard copies of these records as old as from 1917 to 1985 are in quite miserable condition.
Earlier, the Corporation had carried out digitisation of these certificates from 1982 to 2008 and from 2008 to the current period. However, records dated as old as 1917 had not been dealt with before.
As per an NDMC official, “It is required to preserve the certificates in the original format. Even though we had carried out digitisation of recent records, this period was not taken care of. We regularly have people coming in with requests for copies of certificates from this period.”
The move will help the NDMC employees save time also ensuring that no data is lost. The NDMC has already awarded the tender to a software company and work on the project will start soon.