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Posted on Dec 22, 02:04PM | UNI
After launching Hamari Beti Uska Kal--a scheme for the welfare of girls of the minority communities, the Uttar Pradesh government today clarified financial aid granted to the beneficiary cannot be used for her early marriage. The government also issued fresh guidelines saying only girls above 18 years of age would get this financial aid for marriage.
An order issued here by the government said that only those beneficiaries would be given Rs 30,000 for marriage who attain the legal age of 18 years.
"It has been clarified that only girls who attain the age of 18 years will get money under Hamari Beti Uska Kal scheme for marriage," Minority Welfare Minister Mohammad Azam Khan said.
"Fresh guidelines have been issued in which it has been clarified that financial aid for marriage will be released only when the girls of the minority communities attain the legal age of marriage which is 18 years," the Minority Welfare Minister said.
Under the Hamari Beti Uska Kal scheme, Rs 30,000 is given to class X pass girls of the minority communities of families having annual income of less than Rs 36,000. This money can be used either for further education or marriage of the girl.