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Can the tehsildar issue a succession certificate?

Shivendra Pratap Singh

Advocate (Lucknow)

Online advising since Oct. 2014

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Question: Whether Tehsildar is competent authority to issue succession certificate to collect life insurance policy. My father’s insurance policy claim is matured and we are the legal heirs to collect that amount. Can the tehsildar issue a succession certificate?

Asked from: Maharashtra

No, tehsildar cannot issue succession certificate. You have to approach the District Judge’s court for the issuance of succession certificate. The tehsildar can issue family register. Family register is different from the succession certificate. It contains the member of family as per the report of lekhpal.

If you want to get a succession certificate you should file a suit in the court of District Judge. He shall issue the succession certificate thereafter you will get maturity amount of your father’s policy. A legal heir can approach the court for the issuance of a succession certificate. After receiving the said certificate you can get money from the insurance company.

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