Do you want to make changes in your name, initials or date of birth? Then you have to do it before your SSLC exam, the Madras High Court said in its latest order.
A PIL was filed seeking a direction to the state board to make changes in the date of birth from January 19, 1989 to January 16, 1992.
It was filed by B Karunakaran from Villupuram district.
He completed Class 10 in 2006 and his higher secondary education in 2009. His duplicate transfer certificate stated his date of birth as January 16, 1992 while his Class 10 and higher secondary education documents stated January 19, 1989 as his date of birth.
The Times of India reported that he had earlier filed a petition before the district munsif cum judicial magistrate for issuing a birth certificate with January 16, 1992 as his date of birth.
His petition was accepted and the officials altered his date of birth. However, when he wanted to make changes in the marksheets also, it was refused and due to this, he filed the present petition.
Justice Kirubakaran dismissed the petition saying that as per the rules, all the changes to names, initials or date of birth have to be made before the SSLC examinations.
The judge said that the criminal court has no right to ask the board to issue such certificates and if such things are allowed then anyone can approach the court and get changes done.