Marry a Dalit, Get Rs 2.5 lakh: Government modify old scheme to promote inter-caste marriage.
In order to promote inter-caste marriage, the Government modifies some of the old schemes.Modi Government has decided to give Rs2.5 lakh as an incentive to the couple. Where one of them is a Dalit irrespective of the income of either bride or the groom. But they will get the money in two instalments to minimize the possibility of fraud. Marry a Dalit
“The condition that the total income of the newly-wedded couple will not exceed Rs. 5 lakh per annum has been deleted… There will be no income limit for incentive under the scheme,” a letter by the social justice ministry’s Dr Ambedkar Foundation to state governments has said.
The foundation has also cut the lengthy procedures that required state governments to process requests and allowed the district administration to directly seek approval from the centre.
Under this new revised rule, the couple will get Rs.1.5 lakh after it gets clear the request for the incentive . The incentive will be given to the couple to help them to settle down in the initial phase of their married life. An amount of Rs. 1 lakh will be deposited in their joint bank account but the money can be withdrawn only after three years.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has now said there will be “no income limit for an incentive under the scheme”. It is mandatory for the couples to submit Aadhaar numbers and bank account details.
When the scheme was revised in 2013 before, the government expected a much greater response. But the queue was not that long.
Now only 116 couples got the money from the government in the last three years.