Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive for Schedule Castes in Punjab :- The state government of Punjab has started a new scheme to provide Rs. 75000 to as Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive for Schedule Castes. A spokesman of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minority Welfare Department in Punjab said on Friday that under the new scheme the non-governmental organizations (NGOs), trusts and other social welfare institutions arranging more than 10 marriages of SC and inter caste couples would be given financial assistance of Rs. 75000 per couple.
Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive for Schedule Castes in Punjab
The minister said that amount, Rs 60000 would be given for purchasing household items such as utensils, furniture and gold and Rs 15000 per couple to the organizer/concerned organization as consolation prize.
Details & Highlights of Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive Scheme Punjab
* To avail the benefits under the scheme both the bridegroom and the bride belong to the Scheduled Caste category then one of them must be Below Poverty Line (BPL) Scheduled Caste category.
* If the groom hails from non-SC then the bride must belong to BPL SC category and in case the bride is from non-SC then the groom must be from BPL SC category.
* Punjab government has initiated a new scheme aimed at arranging the marriages of couples belonging to the Scheduled Caste as well as the Inter Caste Marriages.
* The spokesman added that in the current year (2017), the NGOs/trusts and other social welfare institutions desirous of availing the benefits should send their proposals through District Welfare Officer to the Director, Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Welfare Department, Punjab.
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