of Untouchability - Financial assistance to Intercaste-married couples.
State Government has initiated various schemes for
removal of untouchability through publicity, educational
schemes, organising special programmes and providing
opportunities to Scheduled Castes for Social &
Economic developments. Grant of financial assistance to
Inter-Caste Married Couples is one such programme.
Assistance of Rs. 25,000/- is being given to Inter-Caste
married couples. This is a Centrally sponsored scheme
where the expenditure is shared equally by the State
Government and Central Government i.e. 50:50
- Financial assistance
of Rs. 25,000/- is given to Intercaste married
couples. Out of this amount Rs. 12,500/- will be
issued in the form of N.S.C. and remaining will be
paid in cash.
- The bonafide of the
applicants will be enquired into by Taluk Social
Welfare Officer, concerned. The application and the
enquiry report are forwarded to the Chief Executive
Officer- Zilla Panchayat of the District for
consideration through District Social Welfare
Officer. Persons seeking such assistance should
apply to the Taluk Social Welfare Officer of the
concerned Taluk in the prescribed proforma.
- Persons who contract
Inter-caste marriage, either of the parties being a
Scheduled Caste person.
- The total income of
the couple should not exceed Rs. 24,000/- per annum.
- The assistance under
the scheme shall be given only to the lawfully
married couples whose marriage has been registered
in a Registration Office, though they might have
married under any custom.
- He/She will not be
again eligible for the grant on account of second
- Marriage Certificate
issued by the Sub-Registrar
- Separate Income
Certificate of husband and wife issued by competent
- Caste Certificate in
prescribed proforma of husband and wife issued by
the concerned authority.
- Joint photo of the
Certificate issued by the concerned authority
couples shall make an application in the prescribed
proforma along with relevant documents to the concerned
Taluk Social Welfare Officer.
month after the receipt of application
to be approached in case of delay
- District Social
- Chief Executive
Officer of the concerned Zilla Panchayat or Director
of Social Welfare, Bangalore