[AI] Incentives for marrying physically challenged

Harish Kotian harish at accessindia.org.in
Mon Jun 2 12:32:26 EDT 2008


Hi

The need to make a family is just the same amongst disabled as well. It is a good gesture from the government to fascilitate it. 

It is  the government who will be paying the dowry. ("No offense meant   ).
Harish.

 
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From: "Amit Bhatt" <misterbhatt at gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: [AI] Incentives for marrying physically challenged


> This may be a welcome news for some people in the state, but gluttonous and 
> dishonest people can misuse of this scheme.
> Getting married with a suitable life partner is a matter of our willingness 
> from heart and soul but encouraging the people to be married with disabled 
> by money? doesn't make any sense in my opinion.
> Warm regards,
> 
> Amit Bhatt
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> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 12:36 PM
> Subject: [AI] Incentives for marrying physically challenged
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> 
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>>                                                              Staff 
>> Reporter
>>          WCD prepares detailed scheme, Finance Department nod awaited
>>
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>> 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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