Incentives for Inter – Caste Marriage

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)
2009-10 68.6
2010-11 69.8
2011-12 72.0
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/-.

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