Procedure for Change in Name – in official gazette –
You will need to fill up a form which is available free of cost at the Government Press of your city. (In Pune, it is located near Sadhu Vaswani Chowk – Behind Government Photozinco Press)
You need to fill in the details as required – like your old name, new name, old signature, new signature and address.
No documents are required to be submitted along with the form.
Charges for change of name in the Maharashtra Government Gazette:
- Rs 120 per insertion (for two copies of the Gazette)
- For backward class applicants: Rs 60
- Charges for extra copy of the Gazette: Rs 12 per copy
Cash is accepted at the Government Press though you have option of paying through Cheque/DD.
Backward class applicants are required to submit a Xerox copy of caste certificate of old name as issued by the Collector of the District concerned.
Once the form is duly submitted, it normally takes a month for publication of advertisement in the Maharashtra Government Gazette. The Gazette copy is sent to the address given on the form.
Government Photozinco Press Premises and Book Depot,
5, Photozinco Press road, Photozinco Press premises,
DISCLAIMER: This procedure may vary from place to place. Kindly recheck the procedure of your place. This procedure is as applicable in Pune, Ahmednagar, etc.