190016/187-Estt. dated 12th March, 1987 from Department of Personnel and Training.
The Ministry of Home Affairs O.M.No. 67/274/48/Estts. dated 3rd November, 1948 as amended vide O.M. No. 87/52Estt. dated 24th March, 1952 lays down the procedure for change of name by Government employees. The Govt. recently had the occasion to review these instructions in the light of experience in certain cases. It was found that the instructions are in complete in so far as they do not cover certain situations. It has, therefore, been decided to adopt the following procedure in suppression of all previous orders on the subject.
I. All cases of addition/deletion or change in name/surname:-
i. A Govt. employee wishing to adopt a new name or to effect any notifications in his/her existing name may do so, formally by a deed changing his/her name. The sample deed form is enclosed.
ii. The execution of the deed should be followed by publication of the change in a prominent local newspaper as well as in the Gazette of India at the Govt employee’s own expense.
II. Addition/Change in surname only, on account of marriage, remarriage of a female Govt. employees.
i. If the Govt. employee desires a change, she should give a formal intimation to her appointing authority of her marriage and request for a change in her surname.
ii. Particulars of the husband may be given for making necessary entries in the Service Book.
III. Deletion of surname or reversion to maiden name on divorce/separation or death of the husband of female Govt. employee, change may be permitted if a female Govt. employee gives:-
i. An intimations to the appointing authority regarding change in marital status; and
ii. A formal request for reversion to her maiden name.
NOTE: - There is no prescribed form for items II and III.