Central assistance is provided to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, under the Ministry`s Centrally Sponsored Scheme of implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
The Central assistance, inter-alia, includes, a component of incentive for inter-caste marriages, in which one spouse belongs to a Scheduled Caste.
The amount of Central assistance released to States/Union Territories, under the aforesaid Scheme, which, inter-alia includes provision for incentive for inter-caste marriages, during 2009-10, 2010-2011, 2011-12 and 2012-13 (upto 12.12.2012), is mentioned, as below:-
|Year||Central assistance released (Rs. in crore)|
|2012-13||55.35 (as on 12.12.2012|
The incentive amount is decided by the concerned State Government/Union Territory Administration, and is generally between Rs. 10,000/- to Rs. 100,000/-.