Hi Basu Ji,
My wife needs to change her surname in PPF account of SBI. How to change name in PPF Account?
It has been changed in Aadhar, PAN and passport but I don’t have any marriage certificate.
Is it mandatory or it can be changed using above mentioned proof.
It is always better to update the name. The process is explained as below.
The depositor should be required to intimate the fact in writing to the post office/Bank and produce the pass book of the account. The intimation should bear the depositor’s signature with the old as well as with the new name, and the depositor should also be required to sign a fresh application form with the new name.
There is no change in the signature, only surname is getting change due to marriage
I understood. You can follow as I explained above.
Dear Basu Ji, I got opened a PPF account (SBI bank) on name of my mother (Kamla Sharma) in Dec 2012. My wife and son are nominee in this account. Now we want to change account holder’s name ( Kamla Sharma to KAMLESH). My mother has two names (Before marriage it was different and after marriage it is different). We submitted affidavit declaring that Kamla Sharma is Kamlesh ( as suggested by SBI team). We also shared other IDs where she has KAMLESH as proof of her name. But SBI team could not change name and said it is not possible to change name in their software system.
We have already got changed other accounts from Kamla to Kamlesh as MODIJI is linking everything to ADHAR and PAN CARD. But here we got stuck with PPF account in SBI bank. Looking forward for your guidance.
It is their problem, not your’s. Let them change or give it in writing that this can’t be possible to them.
Thanks for reply. Is it possible to show them web link explaining rules for change of name on government websites or any other known website?
Many thanks! This document empowers me better. I have more queries. Page 23 says ” Name can be changed on the basis of affidavit (we have it) and newspaper cutting submitted by the subscriber ( how to get it and with what specific info). Eventhough page 35 (point 25) has easier and effective way to get it done. But SBI officials make excuses.
“on the basis of affidavit and newspaper cutting submitted by the subscriber” was the doubt. For that in clarification, there is no such mention of newspaper cutting. Hence, follow the clarification mentioned in next lines.
I shall use it to counter excuses of SBI personnel and should take denial in written if they deny. Thanks!
Yes, this is what I am saying.