Published in IJCP January 2019
Important Health-related Judgments of the Year 2018
January 14, 2019 | KK Aggarwal, Ira Gupta

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the matter titled as “ABC versus The State (NCT of Delhi), SLP (Civil) No. 28367/2011” has considered the issue whether it is imperative for an unwed mother to specifically notify the putative father of the child whom she has given birth to of her petition for appointing as the guardian of her child. The Hon’ble Apex Court has held that if a single parent/unwed mother applies for the issuance of a Birth Certificate for a child born from her womb, the Authorities concerned may only require her to furnish an affidavit to this effect, and must thereupon issue the Birth Certificate, unless there is a Court direction to the contrary.