Marriage records to be computerised in Salcete


 Shastikars can now look forward for computerized copies of Marriage certificates registered with the Sub Registrar’s office this calendar year.
And, if Salcete Sub-Registrar Suraj Vernekar is to be believed, plans are afoot to computerize all marriage records housed in the office within a span of six months.
 Vernekar said his office has started computerized copies of marriage certificates registered in the current year since the last two days. “Till date, we have issued around 30 computerized certificates. We can now issue the computerized marriage certificates within one day”, he said, while saying his office has embarked on the computerization of marriage records since issuing the certificates manually was putting the applicants to great hardships. “Issuing the marriage certificates manually was a big problem faced by both the office staff and the applicants. The problem can be solved after total computerization”, he added.
Replying to a question, he said that his office issues certificates based on a copy earlier issued by the Sub-Registrar in the event the birth or marriage certificates are not found in the record books.
Statistics dished out by the Salcete Sub Registrar showed that the number of marriages registered in the office have gone up to 3004 in 2012 from 2607 the previous year.
The number of birth certificates issued in 2012 was pegged at 22241 as compared to 15814 the previous year. Incidentally, the number of “non availability Certificates” issued by the Salcete Sub Registrar office have gone up to 1487 compared to 542 certificates in 2011. 
Interestingly, there’s been a substantial increase in the revenue collected by the Salcete Sub Registrar last year. While revenue collected by the Sub Registrar’s office in 2011 was pegged at 18.86 lakh, the collection has gone up to Rs 24.88 lakhs during the corresponding period last year. [H]