[AI] Incentives for marrying physically challenged

mahendra galani at chello.at
Mon Jun 2 04:43:44 EDT 2008

not sure, its good idea. this will be surely misused.

At 09:06 AM 6/2/2008, you wrote:

>                                                               Staff Reporter
>           WCD prepares detailed scheme, Finance Department nod awaited
>CDMO has to certify the person must live with 40 p.c. disability
>The scheme will help physically challenged girls
>BHUBANESWAR: The Orissa government is contemplating paying a cash 
>incentive of Rs. 50,000 to bride or groom who would come forward to 
>marry a physically
>challenged person.
>A detailed scheme for incentive to start a family life was prepared 
>by Women and Child Development (WCD) Department. The WCD has moved 
>the file to Finance
>Department seeking latter's consent.
>Sources in WCD Department said in any case if a physically 
>challenged person was getting married, he or she would be entitled 
>to get Rs. 50,000. A budgetary
>allocation could be made for the purpose soon, a highly placed source said.
>For identification of beneficiary, Chief District Medical Officers 
>would have to certify that person must live with 40 per cent of 
>disability for qualifying
>the eligibility.
>  A committee comprising of secretaries of health, panchayati raj, 
> higher education and WCD would give a nod to final list of eligible couples.
>As per 2001 census reports, the total population of Orissa is 
>36804660, of which 1021335 are persons with disability.
>There are many other surveys by National Sample Survey Organisation, 
>office of Chief Commissioner Disability and WHO, which report higher 
>percentage of
>the persons with disability in general population.
>Reacting to the development, Sruti Mohapatra, a prominent activist 
>for physically challenged population in the State, said disability 
>was a curse for many.
>"We have a patriarchal society. Generally girls with disability are 
>left behind while their counterparts manage  to get married.
>The scheme will help the physically challenged girls," Ms. Mohapatra said.
>                  Good gesture
>She said it would be a good gesture on behalf of the State 
>government to extend incentive to start a family life by a 
>physically challenged person.
>Earlier, the State government announced cash incentive of Rs. 50,000 
>to encourage inter-caste marriage.
>It was decided that higher caste youths would get a one-time cash 
>incentive of Rs. 50,000 if they marry SC and ST girls.
>The money would be kept in fixed deposits in any nationalised bank 
>in the name of concerned girl.
>Whatever the number, the harsh reality is despite State Government's 
>commitment to providing support services to enhance the quality of 
>life of persons
>with disability in Orissa, low literacy, few jobs and widespread 
>social stigma make disabled people among the most excluded.
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