MP Inter-Caste Marriage Scheme 2021

Over the years, one of our greatest issues to tackle has been the issue of casteism and the immense implications they end up having on society. The casteist system, acknowledged by many governments to be regressive and inhumane, has come up on the radar to be abolished as soon as possible. Such regressive beliefs hold back the society, thwarting its overall growth and development.

In order to tackle this, the government of Madhya Pradesh has announced the MP Inter-caste marriage scheme.

About the MP Inter-caste marriage scheme

To drive away from the stigma that surrounds inclusion, the government of Madhya Pradesh announced this scheme. Through the implementation of this scheme, people will now be willing to marry someone from a different caste and the marital objections arising due to caste differences will now cease to exist.

The Madhya Pradesh government is taking a progressive stand in promoting Inter-caste marriages for newly married couples in the state.

In order to take advantage of the benefits of the scheme, the newly married couple will have to apply online within one year of their marriage and the registration of these newly married couples will be done under the Hindu Marriage Act 1955.

The main objective of the scheme is to reward and honour such couples by abandoning the ideas of high-low caste and untouchability and working towards marrying youngsters to whoever they like, irrespective of their caste.

Under the implementation of the scheme, the bride or groom – among whom one is upper caste and the other from a scheduled caste or tribe, will have to submit an application to the District Magistrate.

How to apply for the scheme?

  • On clicking the link, the Madhya Pradesh Inter Caste marriage yojana online application / registration form will open
  • The applicant has to then fill in the details of bride and groom, upload the photo and other documents and click on “Submit” button to complete the MP Inter caste marriage yojana application process.

The eligibility criteria for MP Inter-caste marriage scheme

  • Applicants must be residents of Madhya Pradesh.
  • One of the two – the bride or the groom – should belong to the SC category. The other partner – either the bride or groom – should be of the other caste.
  • The age of bride must be above 18 years of age while that of the groom should be above 21 years.
  • Marriage must be registered under the Hindu Marriage act 1955.
  • Applicants must have an active mobile number.
  • Applicants must have a bank account in their own name.

In conclusion

Through the implementation of the scheme, the MP government is trying to make it a very vocal statement that in New India, no barriers of caste can stop two individuals from exercising their fundamental rights of marriage and of having a family.

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Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.