1. Short title, extent and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969. (2) It extends to the whole of India. (3) It shall come into force in a State on such date1* as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint: Provided that different dates may be appointed for different parts of a State. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. The Act shall come into force in the following areas w.e.f. 1-4- 1970; vide Notification No.G.S.R. 514, dated 21-3-1970, Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Pt. II, Sec. 3(i), p. 377:-- (1) The whole State of Assam except:-- (i) the district of United Khasi & Jaintia Hills excluding the areas comprised within the limits of: (a) Municipality of Shilong: (b) Cantonment of Shillong: (ii) the entire district of Garo Hills; (iii) the entire district of United Mikir and North Cachar Hills; (iv) the entire district of Mizo Hills. (2) The whole of the State of West Bengal except:-- (i) the area comprised within the limits of the Corporation of Calcutta; (ii) the area comprised within the limits of Howrah Municipality; (iii) Fort William; and (iv) the area comprised within the limits of the cantonments of Barrackpore, Labong and Jalapahar. The Act shall come into force in the whole of the following States and Union territories w.e.f. 1-4-1970: vide Notification No. G.S.R. 461, dated 7-3-1970, Gazette of India, Pt. II, Sec, 3(i), p. 966. STATES 1. Andhra Pradesh 7. Maharashtra 2. Bihar 8. Mysore 3. Gujarat 9. Orissa 4. Haryana 10. Punjab 5. Kerala 11. Rajasthan 6. Madhya Pradesh 12. Tamil Nadu 13. Uttar Pradesh UNION TERRITORIES 1. Chanligarh 3. Himachal Pradesh 2. Dadra and Nagar Haveli 4. Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands 22