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No More Big, Fat Weddings-No More Extravaganza, Lok Sabha Asks To Cap On Guests

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A recent bill placed in the Lok Sabha seeks to put a limit on the number of guests to be invited and different cuisines and dishes to be served in wedding to check ‘ show of wealth’. They also ask for a contribution towards marriages of poor girls from those who will spend more than Rs. 5 lakhs in wedding.

According to the bill introduced by the Congress MP Ranjeet Ranjan, if any family spends more than Rs. 5 lakhs on a wedding, it has to contribute 10 per cent of the amount on marriage of the girls from poor families.

This Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016, may be taken up as private member’s bill in the upcoming Lok Sabha session.

Rajneet told that the main objective of introducing this bill is to prohibit extravagant and wasteful expenditure on marriages and to enforce simpler solemnization.

She further added, “Great importance should be assigned to the solemnization of marriage between two individuals. But unfortunately, these days a tendency of celebrating marriages with pomp and show and spending lavishly growing in the country.”

“These days, marriages are more about showing off your wealth and as a result, poor families are under tremendous social pressure to spend more. This is needed to be checked as it is not good for society at large.”

She also mentioned that “if any family intends to spend more than Rs 5 lakh towards expenditure on marriage, such family shall declare the amount proposed to be spent in advance to the appropriate government and contribute 10 per cent of such amount in a welfare fund which shall be established by the appropriate government to assist the poor and Below Poverty Line families for the marriage of their daughters.”

The bill says that once this proposed legislation comes into force, all marriages shall be registered within 60 days of the solemnization. It also requested government to fix an upper cap for guests and relatives and number of dishes to be served and the same criteria will be implemented on the reception held thereafter as it may help in minimizing the wastage of food items in the wedding.

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Now get your marriage registered at Government’s Revenue Department of Delhi

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Now the government has made it easy for the couples to get solemnize their wedding. They need not to solemnize their wedding traditionally in front of a marriage registrar. Now, all they have to do is apply online and take an appointment for the day of their wishes and get it registered. This is the most recent change done by the government to make the marriage registration process simple. This new provision is also applicable on the e-district portal of Delhi government’s revenue department.

The government has added 13 new services in the revenue department. Earlier, the department has 13 online services, which included registration of marriage. The new revenue services that have been introduces on the portal include issuance of land status report, right of record, enrolment of civil defence volunteers, grant of license of cinematographer and renewal of the same are a few among other services.

The main objective of government to launch these services with revenue department was to integrate different departments. The government has now included on the portal like education, labour, social welfare and food and civil supplies for services where there is direct public interface. To start with, the higher education and skill guarantee scheme for students is not part of this new platform.

This portal offers digitally signed certificates that can be downloaded and authenticated online through a unique ID assigned to every user. To register on the portal a person is required to use his voter ID for the Aadhaar number. You can also upload your documents in your profile. All the papers have to be self-attested. After submitting the documents, you will get an acknowledgement through an SMS or email. This new process will minimize the role of middle man in all processes. It will also eliminate the operational chaos from the office by replacing manual public dealings with online processes. But, it has not totally scarped the offline services, as those who are not internet savvy or don’t have access to internet can visit district offices and can submit all the documents personally for eventual uploading on the portal.