Rajasthan Govt Hikes Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive To Rs 10 Lakhs

March 24, 2023 - PatialaPolitics

Rajasthan Govt Hikes Inter-Caste Marriage Incentive To Rs 10 Lakhs

Jaipur: Aimed at promoting social harmony and unity, the Rajasthan government has announced doubling the incentive for inter-caste marriages to Rs 10 lakhs. Effective immediately, inter-caste couples tying the knot will now receive Rs 10 lakhs, up from the previous incentive of Rs 5 lakhs.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had recently announced this in the 2023-24 Budget after which a notification was issued by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment on Thursday. Under the revised Dr Savita Ben Ambedkar Inter-caste Marriage Scheme, Rs 5 lakh will be put in a fixed deposit for eight years, while the remaining Rs 5 lakhs will be deposited in a joint bank account for the newlyweds.