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My Seniors,

Recently i came to know that my actual DOB is 24-09-1983 through my birth certificate which I found from a "Garbage Bundle". But in my school leaving certificate or other docs its given as 23-09-1981. My parents are not much educated, so they were not aware about all these Documentation things. When I confronted them they told me they got married during December,1982.

Allthough they have always mention my correct age but I thought they are trying to hide my actual age, so i didn't bother much. But now with that piece of paper in hand i am feeling really worried.

Hence, my questions is that can i somehow correct that mistake legally?

I think that mistake has been done by my school ops dept. Because in WB Board only SSC Certificate comes with DOB mentioned on it. In my career that age issue has become a great matter to me. I'm loosing many opportunities on that ground.

Now if I show that paper with court affidavite or any other legal docs will HR consider that matter? Is that possible at all?

Please help me.

Yours Trully,

23rd May 2012 From India, Calcutta
Since you are not nearing the age of superannuation now, you can get the date of birth corrected through Judicial process, by means of decree in Munsiff' court. You can contact any advocate of your locality in this regard.
24th May 2012 From India, Selam
Can you please explain the process in details. I live at Kolkata Municipal Corporation area. I have discussed that issue with my close friends circle but just because it's quite unusual problem that's why no one could not give me any real solution. I can't discuss that matter with my colleagues because it's quite sensitive issue to me. Hence you people are my last resort.
Please help me.
Mahua Biswas
24th May 2012 From India, Calcutta
Hello Mahua Biswas,
Like Venkatraghavan suggested, talk to a lawyer/advocate & get it rectified thru the judicial process--though it would take time, this is the only way you can handle it from the legal sense.
No amount of sharing the problem with friends will help--for the simple reason that they may not be competent enough to handle it [unless one of them is a lawyer].
Also, in a lighter vein, suggest get this resolved ASAP--if you wait till just before your retirement, there's every chance that you could land-up in the same situation like Gen. VK Singh--hope you get the point :-)
All the Best.
24th May 2012 From India, Hyderabad
If I correct my age mistake through judicial process then will HR's would accept all those docs?
If it's a time-consuming process then how long it's gonna take?
Am I have to correct all the docs such as school leaving certificate, PAN, Voter Card, Ration Card etc individually?
Plz give me the answer!
Mahua Biswas
24th May 2012 From India, Calcutta
How many months or years of difference? Generally whatever is given in School Leaving Certificte is final You can get it amended through judicial process But think whether it is worth as you need to correct all documents. If it is few months, then i suggest you leave it
25th May 2012 From India, Chennai
You might not have to change it on all documents. Consult a lawyer. Get an affidavit from appropriate court and create new passport, PAN card and license with updated date of birth. It will be accepted by HR of all companies.
25th May 2012 From India, Mumbai
Mr. Mahua Biswas, I am actually really shocked to found that you are discussing and have shared something which you not supposed to mention here. I personally really feel that with highlighted para above and never expect the same from anyone with this kind of manner with whatever reason. Not only you who have wrong DOB on paper with the same reason but many, but also it doesn’t mean children deserve the right to confront their parents for this.

Confrontation with PARENTS, im beg your pardon but I can’t express what im feeling now ….. how can you use this to your parents??

I buy that you wanna change your DOB officially and there are procedure to do the same but this kind of actions that you have taken is really not acceptable to me. I am with the same age group; therefore, I just can advise you and to all, for not repeating the same in future.

Even I know numbers of people personally who have 1 or 2 years difference with their original DOB and some with 3 years but never found that kind of reaction with no one.

About the solution of your problem, as you already having your Birth Certificate is enough to get starting this procedure to change your DOB.

We all know what Birth Certificate valued to us, and you gonna know that too

Step 1, Affidavit for Change in DOB : go to any advocate or Notary for affidavit of change in DOB which is the very first requirement for this procedure also if you want can make a public declaration /add in advertisement (No necessary but can be really helpful)

Step 2, Go to your District Municipal Corporation Office and make a request to them by enclosing your Affidavit, DOB and address proof for your VOTER ID CARD or change in RASHAN CARD. There is also a procedure and for this you must visit them.

You came here to discuss but never tried to do the same at your own what I have suggested you above. You are not a child anymore and must take the situation wisely instead of confrontation and …..

Well the step 3 : when you will be issued your changed documents (VOTER ID CARD, RASHAN CARD) can apply with the original Affidavit for change in LICENSE and PAN Card with DOB.

Lastly, before going further, as I have lot to say in response of your query, I would like to know more or please explain your “I'm loosing many opportunities on that ground” What kind of opportunities and problem you are talking about.

“The solutions I have mentioned above are basics of this procedure and for all the people who are having this kind of problem”

And please convey my regards to your respective parents. Best of Luck
25th May 2012 From India, Gurgaon
The same happened with me too . My actual date of Birth is 1982 but in high school certificate it was mentioned 1979 ,I feel bad because in my pan card also I had to provide high school mark sheet as age proof and it is now 1979 every there too .
It made me 3 year older , I really feel bad personally as in office and other places people might think I am hiding my age by saying 82 actual would be the same on pan card.
I consult a lawyer but since it can not be changed in mark sheets now, my husband told me to let it go as he know the fact.
What you suggest seniors should I get it changed or let leave.
25th May 2012 From India, Mumbai
It does really matter to you?? Think about it again and answer to yourself first. You know that it doesn’t make any difference and you and your Husband is also knows it and accept this fact then why you want to change it. Do you really think that this change and change your life anyhow? Can make any benefit to you or give you something that is required but not being possible bcz of wrong DOB?
I just want answer of these questions from you or just answer to yourself once.
25th May 2012 From India, Gurgaon
25th May 2012 From India, Mumbai
Hi, Seniors,

At first Mr/Ms A.K.Arora 'Confrontation' word was not appropriate. I admit. Correct word is 'Asked' my parents then they recall their memory & remember the fact about their marriage date. Please don't misunderstand me, I did not had any fight with my parents. Even they are equally worried since last month when I found those papers & I show them those papers. I should rather say they are more worried then me.

My next clarification why that issue making me so worried? Because in all premiere organisation there are certain age limit for each & every position. Hence, because of that reason I had lost many opportunities & will keep loosing in future. In short I'm paying for someone else's mistake. Give me a good reason why should I pay that price?

My life would not change on that ground Sir, if Organisations makes changes in their rigid rules. I know my DOB does not make any difference in my parents life but at the same time it does, when they heard about all these rigid company policies.

At last I'm discussing a very serious & professional matter on that Cite. Now problem is that it's a personal issue too. But sir, we don't know each other & probably you would never see me in your life. That's why after my parents I had discussed that issue on that Forum & with your suggestions my parents had started discussing that issue with Advocate.


Mahua Biswas
25th May 2012 From India, Calcutta
Ok thanks for your all clarification and I just said what your query and the words that you have used above, made me feel.
Second, you just need to go back to my earlier response, and it seems you forget to read the solutions. And hope you’d do the same even I would like to know the development in that case.
25th May 2012 From India, Gurgaon
Hi! Seniors,
Thanks a lot for your valuable comments, suggestion & advises & I'll keep updating whenever there is some development in that issue.
Again if my any word hurts someone's feelings then please forgive me, because it's absolutely unintentional mistake.
Mahua Biswas
25th May 2012 From India, Calcutta
Can anybody explain how to correct Date of Birth in PF Account
12th February 2015
There will be a challenge in correction of DOB in ration card, though you may try in
14th April 2017
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