Odisha enhances marriage incentives from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2.50 lakh for persons with disabilities
Bhubaneswar, Feb 24: The Odisha Government has enhanced the incentive amount from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2,50,000 for marriage between the person with benchmark disabilities and other persons, said an official communiqué on Wednesday.
“Please refer to the guidelines on award of incentive for marriage between persons with Disabilities and other persons were communicated to you vide this Department. During implementation of this scheme, some operational problems were brought to the notice of this Department. Incentive amount under the scheme has now been enhanced from Rs 50,000 to Rs 2,50,000 per eligible couple. The guidelines have been further revised now giving its effect from the date of its issue,” said the Comissioner-cum-Secretary of the Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) Department, Bhaskar Sarma, in a letter to all the District Collectors.
“The enhanced incentive will enable the couple to lead a normal and dignified life and also encourage people to marry a person with disabilities,” said SSPED Minister Ashok Chandra Panda.
Earlier, the State Government has announced the cash incentive of Rs. 2.5 lakh for marriage between persons belonging to SC/ST and other caste.