Delhi government has revised income criteria for Poor Window’s Daughter & Orphan Girls Marriage Scheme 2020. The revised eligibility criteria is now applicable for Financial Assistance for Marriage of Daughters of Poor Widows and Orphan Girl Scheme in Delhi. The main aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance of Rs. 30,000 to the poor widows for performing marriage of their daughters. This marriage assistance amount will enable them to meet expenses involved in solemnizing marriage of their daughters and also to orphan girls for their marriage.
Now the state govt. will provide financial assistance for the marriage of orphan girls and daughters of poor widows whose earning is upto Rs. 1 lakh per annum. With the raising of the income ceiling, more widows and orphan girl will be able to apply for financial aid in Delhi marriage assistance scheme. Application for this scheme must be deposited before or after 60 days of marriage only at District offices, of Social Welfare & Women and Child Development.
This scheme was been transferred from the Department for the Welfare of SC/ ST/ OBC/ Minority to Social Welfare Department from the financial year 2006-07. At present it is being implemented by Department of Women & Child Development GNCTD.
Financial Assistance for Marriage of Poor Widow’s Daughters & Orphan Girls Scheme
Previously, those who had annual income up to Rs. 60,000 were eligible to apply under the Financial Assistance for Marriage of Daughters of Poor Widows and Orphan Girl scheme. Now the income criterion has been revised as those having annual income upto Rs. 1 lakh can avail of the benefits under the marriage assistance scheme in Delhi. The number of applicants seeking financial assistance under the scheme has increased over the years since it was launched in financial year 2006-07.
Eligibility Criteria for Marriage Assistance Scheme
All the applicants must follow the eligibility criteria for Marriage Assistance Scheme for widow daughter’s marriage and orphan girls:-
- The applicant must be a bonafide resident of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for at-least 5 years preceding the date of application.
- The age of daughter should not be less than 18 years.
- The annual income of the applicant should not exceed Rs. 1 lakh.
List of Documents for Financial Aid for Marriage of Poor Widow’s Daughters & Orphan Girl Scheme
The following documents shall be attached with the application:-
- A copy of ration card or voter identity card or any other document as a proof of residence, which clearly shows at least 5 years of residence in Delhi
- A copy of date of birth certificate of the girl child.
- A self–declaration by the applicant regarding his/her income.
- Death Certificate of husband.
- Marriage Invitation Card or Marriage Certificate.
- A recommended by area MLA/MP or Gazetted officer of State /Central Govt.
All the documents which are to be submitted with the application form for financial assistance for marriage of daughters of poor widows and orphan girl should be attested. The government provides one-time financial assistance of ₹30,000 under the scheme. Every year, around 3,000 widows and orphan girls apply for the benefits. Furthermore, the Delhi government has already revised the income criteria from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 1 lakh for providing pension to women in distress.
Contact Information for Poor Widow Daughter / Orphan Marriage Scheme in Delhi
In case of any clarification the following officer may be contacted in his office during working hours – Deputy Director FAS, Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. Address is 01 Canning Lane, Pandit Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Delhi 110001. Contact No is 011-23387715. Application form is available at District Offices.
For more details, visit the official website at http://www.wcddel.in/fapm.html. Official website of Department of Women & Children Development is designed and developed by DOEACC Centre, Branch Office New Delhi.