[AI] Incentives for marrying physically challenged

Amiyo Biswas amiyo.biswas at gmail.com
Tue Jun 3 03:12:09 EDT 2008


A similar scheme of Rs.5000 was announced in West Bengal in the early
nineties. Most probably there was hardly any response.

Best regards,

Amiyo.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "dinesh thole" <dineshthole at gmail.com>
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Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 8:04 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Incentives for marrying physically challenged


> Hai amit,
> you are very correct.
> warm regards.
> dinesh thole.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Amit Bhatt" <misterbhatt at gmail.com>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Monday, June 02, 2008 2:47 PM
> 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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> > Subject: [AI] Incentives for marrying physically challenged
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> >
> >>
> >>                                                              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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