This scheme provides financial assistance to the poor widows for performing the marriage of their daughters(upto two daughters) in the form of a one time grant. It provides financial assistance to the guardians including Homes/Institutions or foster parents of an orphan girl for her marriage.
Quantum of Assistance and Mode of Payment
Quantum of Assistance is Rs. 30,000 only in the form of account payee cheque in the name of Applicant or through ECS.
Eligibility Criteria for Both Categories
(i) She has been residing in Delhi for more than 5 years preceding the date of application.
(ii) Her family’s annual income does not exceed Rs. 60,000
(iii) She has a ‘singly- operated’ account in any bank for receiving the payment through electronic clearing system.
(iv) She is not receiving any pension from Central Govt./State Govt./MCD and/or NDMC or any other source for this purpose.
Besides the above mentioned criteria the following two criterias are essential under Widow’s Daughter Marriage Scheme
(a) The girl for whose marriage the Financial Assistance is sought, should be major on the date of marriage i.e., above 18 years of age
(b) In case of a Widow applicant the Financial Assistance can be granted for performing marriage upto two daughters only.