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Dr. Ambedkar Scheme for Social Integration through Inter-Caste Marriages

About Scheme:

The objective of the scheme is to appreciate the socially bold step, of an Inter-caste marriage, taken by the newly wedded couple and to extend financial incentive to the couple to enable them to settle down in the initial phase of their married life. It is clarified that it should not be construed as a supplementary scheme to an employment generation or poverty alleviation scheme. It shall be the discretion of the Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Chairman of Dr. Ambedkar Foundation to sanction the incentive to the Couple.

The eligibility criteria are as under :

  • An Inter-caste marriage, for the purpose of this Scheme means a marriage in which one of the spouses belongs to Scheduled Caste and the other belongs to a Non-Scheduled Caste
  • The marriage should be valid as per the law and duly registered under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. An affidavit of their being legally married and in matrimonial alliance would be submitted by the couple.
  • In cases, where marriage is registered other than Hindu Marriage Act 1955, the couple is required to furnish a separate certificate as per Annexure-1 of the Format.
  • No incentive is available on second or subsequent marriage.
  • Proposal would be treated as valid if submitted within one year of marriage.
  • If the couple has already received any incentive from the State Govt. / UT Administration for this purpose, the amount approved / released to the couple will be adjusted from the total incentive that could be released to them under this Scheme.
  • The proposal to give incentive under the Scheme should be recommended either by sitting Member of Parliament or Member of Legislative Assembly or the District Collector / Magistrate and submitted by the State / UT Government / District Magistrate / District Collector/ Deputy Commissioner

Extent of Incentive:

i. The incentive for a legal inter-caste marriage shall be Rs.2.50 lakh per marriage. On receipt of a Pre-Stamped Receipt on a Ten Rupee Non-Judicial Stamp Paper an amount of Rs.1.50 lakh will be released to the eligible couple through RTGS / NEFT to the joint account of the couple and the remaining amount will be kept in a Fixed Deposit in the Foundation for a period of 3 years. This amount will be released to the couple alongwith the interest accrued thereon on 3 years of sanction of the incentive by the Foundation.
Implemented through 10 identified Hospitals and all CGHS approved hospitals, all State Govt. Medical Colleges, All State Hospitals recognized by the State Govts., all Hospitals fully funded by Central and the State Govt., all Govt. hospitals in district headquarters/ major town.

The eligibility criteria are as under :

  • Application Proforma.
  • SC Certificate.
  • OBC/ST/DNC/OC/General Caste Certificate.
  • Marriage Certificate under Hindu Marriage Act 1955.
  • Religion Certificate in case other than Hindu Marriage Act 1955.
  • Date of Submission of application within one year of Marriage.
  • First Marriage Affidavit / Certificate.
  • Recommendation from MP/MLA.
  • Recommendation of District Collector / Magistrate and submitted by the State / UT Government / District Magistrate / District Collector/ Deputy Commissioner.