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FR.No.11029/20/2011-KVSHQ(Acad.) Date 04.01.2013
The Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
Sub:- Change of father’s name of students of Kendriya Vidyalayas-regarding.
I am to refer to your letter NO.F. 14044/6-15/2012-KVS/Bhopal/5931 dated 12-09-2012 on the subject mentioned above and it is to inform you that under law the biological father’s name cannot be changed till such time the said father allows or gives away the child in adoption under adoption laws. The biological mother cannot unilaterally allow her child to change the name to new person whom she will marry or has married. Under these circumstances, it is not legally permissible to change the name of biological father.
In the case of single biological mother who has been either divorced or has lost her husband on account of death etc. the rule position is that before she marries again, she is permitted to change the name of her child. This is permissible in law however she is not allowed to change the name of the child while the father is alive and without his consent.
This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
Deputy Commissioner (Acad.)