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Hry govt doubles incentive amount for inter-caste marriage

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government has doubled the incentive amount for inter-caste marriages under the Mukhyamantri Samajik Samrasta Antarjatiya Yojna with an immediate effect, an said today.

The action has been taken to promote communal harmony and encourage inter-caste marriages, an spokesman said.

Under the scheme, an incentive of Rs 2.5 lakh would be provided in the form of fixed deposit (FD) jointly in the name of the couple after getting the marriage registered with the competent authority.

The FD would be done in a government or with a lock-in period of three years with no pre-mature encashment facility, the said.

"To avail oneself of the benefit, both should be Indian citizens and one of the spouse should be a Scheduled Caste and he/she should be a permanent resident of The couple can apply for the incentive within three years from the date of marriage," he said.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:50 IST