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Women can retain their maiden names on passport : Modi

 NEW DELHI, APRIL 14TH

According to Narendra Modi’s announcement made yesterday, married women need not change their names in passport after marriage, and can continue with their maiden names. From now, there will be no need for women to change names in passport post marriage, Modi announced while addressing a gathering of the Indian Merchants Chambers’ ladies wing through video conferencing.
 
As per passport website source, women had no other choice than to re-apply for passport for change in name after marriage. I want women to be placed at the centre of any developmental schemes, he added. His government strives to empower women by various means such as Mudra and Ujjwala. In all the developmental schemes announced by my government, I want women to be of utmost priority, he added.

Apr 14, 2017
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