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He added that in would be at their discretion if they wanted to use their father/mother's name in the passport and if they wanted they did not even have to change their names in their passports after marriage. I haven't changed my surname post marriage & had no issues with that when I renewed my passport.

Phani Trivedi, a startup owner who has her maiden name in the passport, said, "Women have the right to keep their identity alive after marriage".

This is indeed a great step that Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken in order to take part in the development of Women as Women are the foundations of the society and being in such an orthodox society and still getting wings to fly is a great deal. "It's a myth that Indian women remain confined to the four walls of the house", Modi said.

"The government's resolve to extend maternity leave to 26 weeks from the earlier 12 weeks and also to transfer Rs 6,000 each into the bank account of every pregnant woman, who chooses institutional delivery to check child-birth mortality, are also attempts in the same direction", he said.

With 6.8 million followers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the world's most followed leader on Facebook's photo-sharing app Instagram, a new study revealed on Wednesday. He just makes aware and put it officially in front of the people.

Women are the biggest contributors for the dairy and livestock sectors, and also added that Lijjat Papad and dairy company, Amul are the exemplary examples of what our women can do if empowered. Modi said that his government's priority was to register homes constructed under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in the names of women as their names are seldom found in property registrations.

On the free cooking gas distribution project launched last year under the Ujjwala scheme, Modi said, "The government has set a target of covering as many as 5 crore people from BPL families over the next two years".

However when Prime Minister Modi announced that women will no longer have to present their marriage or divorce certificate, he could have been referring to a notification by the Ministry of External Affairs, dated December 23, 2016, which did away with the Annexure "K" requiring married applicants to produce marriage certificate.

  • Leroy Wright