Has the Name of Aurangabad Changed to Sambhajinagar?

Last Updated at: July 07, 2020
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Has the Name of Aurangabad Changed to Sambhajinagar_

Aurangabad is a town in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the district of Aurangabad and is the largest city in the Marathwada region. In 1653 when Mughal prince Aurangzeb was appointed the Viceroy of the Deccan for the second time, he made Fatehnagar his capital and renamed it Aurangabad.  The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) demanded that the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government rename the town of Aurangabad to ‘Sambhajinagar’ after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s eldest son, Sambhaji.

In this article of Vakilsearch, we will let you know about the name change procedure in India.

  1. What is the procedure?

  2. What are the general principles on which naming changes are permitted?

  3. How much does such a process cost? 

  4. What began with the subsequent renaming? 

  5. Is this process pursued everywhere? 

Recently, Allahabad has rename of ‘Prayagraj,’ in Uttar Pradesh. In the past, the names of major towns have changed. Madras rephrase is Chennai, Bombay is today Mumbai and Calcutta is now Kolkata. Yet does a procedure or mechanism for changing places’ names exist? We have a compilation of important steps in the process of information that collects from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MHA) using the right to information.

What is the procedure?

A letter by Sardar Fateh Singh, then the Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs on 11 September 1953 has its publication. It is as a comprehensive procedure to change the name of a place. It changes with an exception in 2005. This letter has sent to all the States that expect to send name modifications on the broad criteria set out in this letter. 

The letter mentions at the very beginning that, unless there are compelling reasons to justify the change, the change in name of villages, towns, etc. must be discouraged. The letter also states that before any changes, all these plans should get the submission to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The steps related to it are:

The Union Home Ministry would examine the proposals of the States in consultations with the agencies involved in accordance with the current guidelines. 

The Ministry of Post and Survey of India approves the proposal without any objections by the Ministry of Railway, confirming that no such city, city, or village has been identified in its register with a name similar to that which is being proposed. 

Then the renaming of cities will execute by executive order.

What are the general principles on which naming changes have permission?

The following five (5) broad principles should be into account by State governments when proposing changes in names. 

  1. It is not appropriate to change the name of the place, unless for some special reason. 
  2. Village names, etc. with a historical relation should not change to the full. 
  3. A change should not only be on local loyalty or linguistic grounds, for example not renaming villages, etc. as national leaders only to honour them or to appease their local feelings on language, etc.
  4. When choosing new names, care should be taken to see that there is no village or town, etc. of the same name in the state and region, which could contribute to misunderstanding. 
  5. The government of the State should provide detailed reasons to propose changes to the name and also select a new name while recommending any changes to it.

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How much does such a process cost?

Renaming a street involves repainting the road signs and putting the names of towns into line with the name of the municipality. For instance, the Madras Corporation has renamed the Municipal Corporation of Chennai. The Municipal Corporation of Calcutta became the Municipal Corporation of Kolkata. However, the change of name for a town does not require the rename of other public or private establishments. Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras are the respective high courts of Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai.

What began with the subsequent renaming?

The ruling BJP administration recently recommends that 25 cities, towns, and villages be renaming in countries. It all began in August 2019, when the cabinet of Uttar Pradesh agrees that the Mughal Sarai railway junction would rename Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. The same cabinet agreed to rename the City of Allahabad to Prayagraj in the middle of October. Adityanath also said at a public meeting of Hyderabad. The BJP would rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar if it came to power in Telangana.  He has also declared on 6 November the Faizabad as Ayodhya. Now BJP also demands Shiv Sena to change the name of Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar.

Does this process proceed everywhere?

This process must follow for changes in the names of the towns, towns, cities, etc. It is according to the guidelines of the Government. Even to change railway stations’ names, this process must follow. The municipal authority allows us to do so if there is a change in the name of a road in a community. The change of a state’s name calls for legislative legislation.

Once state and local governments submit to the Ministry of Home Affairs proposals for the renaming of the town/city/village/railway station. Additionally, the Ministry, in discussion with other agencies, considers the proposals and gives no objection if the proposal gets approval. The Gazette Notification shall be published by the State Government concerned once the approval has been obtained.

 

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Has the Name of Aurangabad Changed to Sambhajinagar?

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Aurangabad is a town in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the administrative headquarters of the district of Aurangabad and is the largest city in the Marathwada region. In 1653 when Mughal prince Aurangzeb was appointed the Viceroy of the Deccan for the second time, he made Fatehnagar his capital and renamed it Aurangabad.  The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) demanded that the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government rename the town of Aurangabad to ‘Sambhajinagar’ after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s eldest son, Sambhaji.

In this article of Vakilsearch, we will let you know about the name change procedure in India.

  1. What is the procedure?

  2. What are the general principles on which naming changes are permitted?

  3. How much does such a process cost? 

  4. What began with the subsequent renaming? 

  5. Is this process pursued everywhere? 

Recently, Allahabad has rename of ‘Prayagraj,’ in Uttar Pradesh. In the past, the names of major towns have changed. Madras rephrase is Chennai, Bombay is today Mumbai and Calcutta is now Kolkata. Yet does a procedure or mechanism for changing places’ names exist? We have a compilation of important steps in the process of information that collects from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MHA) using the right to information.

What is the procedure?

A letter by Sardar Fateh Singh, then the Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Internal Affairs on 11 September 1953 has its publication. It is as a comprehensive procedure to change the name of a place. It changes with an exception in 2005. This letter has sent to all the States that expect to send name modifications on the broad criteria set out in this letter. 

The letter mentions at the very beginning that, unless there are compelling reasons to justify the change, the change in name of villages, towns, etc. must be discouraged. The letter also states that before any changes, all these plans should get the submission to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The steps related to it are:

The Union Home Ministry would examine the proposals of the States in consultations with the agencies involved in accordance with the current guidelines. 

The Ministry of Post and Survey of India approves the proposal without any objections by the Ministry of Railway, confirming that no such city, city, or village has been identified in its register with a name similar to that which is being proposed. 

Then the renaming of cities will execute by executive order.

What are the general principles on which naming changes have permission?

The following five (5) broad principles should be into account by State governments when proposing changes in names. 

  1. It is not appropriate to change the name of the place, unless for some special reason. 
  2. Village names, etc. with a historical relation should not change to the full. 
  3. A change should not only be on local loyalty or linguistic grounds, for example not renaming villages, etc. as national leaders only to honour them or to appease their local feelings on language, etc.
  4. When choosing new names, care should be taken to see that there is no village or town, etc. of the same name in the state and region, which could contribute to misunderstanding. 
  5. The government of the State should provide detailed reasons to propose changes to the name and also select a new name while recommending any changes to it.

 get your legal advice

How much does such a process cost?

Renaming a street involves repainting the road signs and putting the names of towns into line with the name of the municipality. For instance, the Madras Corporation has renamed the Municipal Corporation of Chennai. The Municipal Corporation of Calcutta became the Municipal Corporation of Kolkata. However, the change of name for a town does not require the rename of other public or private establishments. Calcutta, Bombay, and Madras are the respective high courts of Kolkata, Mumbai, and Chennai.

What began with the subsequent renaming?

The ruling BJP administration recently recommends that 25 cities, towns, and villages be renaming in countries. It all began in August 2019, when the cabinet of Uttar Pradesh agrees that the Mughal Sarai railway junction would rename Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction. The same cabinet agreed to rename the City of Allahabad to Prayagraj in the middle of October. Adityanath also said at a public meeting of Hyderabad. The BJP would rename Hyderabad as Bhagyanagar if it came to power in Telangana.  He has also declared on 6 November the Faizabad as Ayodhya. Now BJP also demands Shiv Sena to change the name of Aurangabad to Sambhaji Nagar.

Does this process proceed everywhere?

This process must follow for changes in the names of the towns, towns, cities, etc. It is according to the guidelines of the Government. Even to change railway stations’ names, this process must follow. The municipal authority allows us to do so if there is a change in the name of a road in a community. The change of a state’s name calls for legislative legislation.

Once state and local governments submit to the Ministry of Home Affairs proposals for the renaming of the town/city/village/railway station. Additionally, the Ministry, in discussion with other agencies, considers the proposals and gives no objection if the proposal gets approval. The Gazette Notification shall be published by the State Government concerned once the approval has been obtained.

 

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