Legal Advice

Can I correct my father’s name on the basis of revenue records?

Question: Can I correct my father’s name on the basis of revenue records? My father's name in all my educational records is XXX Tiwari and in my brother's records is XXX XX Tiwari and in Khatauni also XXX XX Tiwari.

Advise

You can correct your father’s name on the basis of his aadhar card, any government identity proof, voter ID card, bank passbook or family register issued by the sub divisional magistrate. Not necessary to correct the name on the basis of revenue record. 

Revenue records like khatauni are to be used to prove the possession of land. It does not prove the identity of a person. So it is not advisable to apply for correction of your father’s name on the basis of khatauni. 

Also read: How to correct your name in khatauni?

Shivendra Pratap Singh

Advocate

High Court Lucknow