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Brief of Wellington Cantonment..

Wellington Cantonment is situated three kilometers to the north of Coonoor. The Mettupalayam-Ooty road passes through the Cantonment. The Wellington Cantonment was earlier known as Jakkatalla (or Jacketallah) from the Badaga Village of that name to the north of it. In 1852, Sir Richard Armstrong, the then Commander-in-Chief, recommended that the name should be changed to Wellington in honor of the Iron Duke, who from the first had evinced an... Read more

Birth & Death Registration

Why to Register

Birth registration is the process by which a child’s birth is recorded in the civil register by the government authority. Birth registration is a permanent and official record of a child’s existence. It provides the first legal recognition of the child and is generally required for the child to obtain a birth certificate and as a result any other legal documents and rights. It is mandatory that every birth and death taking place anywhere in India must be registered with the Registrars appointed by the respective State Government as per the Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969.

Where to Register

The registration shall be done by the Chief Executive Officer, who is ex-officio registrar for all Births & Deaths taking place within Cantonment limits.

Procedure for Late Registration

The information regarding any birth, death and still birth is to be given to the Chief Executive Officer within 21 days from the date of occurrence. However late registration can also be done by following the procedure as given below.

1Information given later than 21 days and before completion of 30 days from the date of occurrence – on payment of late fee of Rs. 10/-.
2Information given later than 30 days but before completion of 1 year from the date of occurrence – with written permission from additional district registrar and late fee of Rs. 10/-.
3Information given later than 1 year from the date of occurrence – registration shall be done only after order passed by the sub divisional magistrate and late fee of Rs. 10/-

Issuance of Birth/Death Certificates

The certificate in respect of Birth/Death registered with Cantonment Board can be obtained in the office of Cantonment Board on request on payment by obtaining and filling a Birth/Death Extract form of fee as given below.

Birth CertificateRs. 20/- for first copy and Rs. 10/- per additional copy
Death CertificateRs. 20/- for first copy and Rs. 10/- per additional copy
Non availability Certificate for Birth/DeathRs.20/-

Solid Waste Management

The daily door to door garbage collection has been implemented in specified civil areas and the garbage’s collected is being segregated in to bio degradable and non bio-degradable stuff and transported to the compost yard for conversion of bio-degradable waste in to vermin-compost under municipal solid waste management (Handling rules 2000) and awaiting for sanction of GOC-in-Chief for implementing in the Military areas and the non bio-degradable waste is being dumped in the trenching ground and other recyclable materials for recycling industries.

Ban of Polythene

Usage of polythene has been banned in exercise of the powers conferred vide section 289 (5) of the Cantonments Act, 2006 the Cantonment Board, Wellington vide CBR No. 22 dated 12.11.2009 has resolved to ban the usage of polythene bags within the limits of the Wellington Cantonment w.e.f 01.01.2014. Fine of Rs. 5000/- has been imposed for contravention of provisions of Sec 289 (5) of Cantonments Act, 2006.

Sewage Tanker

Wellington Cantonment Board is conducting survey and Awareness campaign from time to time to ensure the zero manual scavenging. Several proposals were taken to implement “The prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation, Act 2013”. The mechanical propeller of sewage cleaning tanker is being used for cleaning of Sewers, Septic tanks and other spaces.

The charges for cleaning the septic tank is being collected as given below,

Inside Cantonment areaRs.5000/- per trip
Outside Cantonment areaRs.7500/- per trip

Staff Strength:

Sl No Designation No.of Posts
1 Health Superintendent 01
2 Sanitary Inspector 02
3 Sanitary Jamadars 04
4 Safaiwalas (Civil Consy.) 17
5 Safaiwalas (Military Consy.) 83
5 Driver 04