Having taken inspiration from Indian Railway’s "tatkal" ticket facility, the Delhi Government has produced a unique programme under which a marriage certificate can be issued within 24-hours. The Revenue Department of Delhi Government has introduced tatkal service that would issue quick authorization and proper certification of a marriage through a speedy procedure.
“In compliance with a Supreme Court order in 2006, Delhi government had made mandatory the registration of marriage within 60 days of tying the nuptial knot. The ‘tatkal’ service has been introduced to provide the papers on priority basis to those who seek them urgently,” Dharam Pal, Revenue Secretary in Delhi Government told PTI.
“The service which became operational on April 22, enables the citizens to register their nuptials and get a certificate issued within 24 hours on payment of Rs 10,000 as a fee,” he added.
The government authorities as of now charge INR 100/- as the provision expense for enrolment under the Hindu Marriage Act. Then again, INR 150/- is charged to those wedded couples who get married under the Special Marriage Act. Other than that, individuals in general pay around INR 400-500 to secure various affidavits that oblige compliance alongside the requisition.
“We are also considering authorising the sub-divisional magistrate to register marriages, which is presently done by the Additional Magistrate,” Dharam Pal mentioned.
The order regarding this issue has been released by Lt Governor of Delhi Mr. Najeeb Jung stating that the new tatkal scheme will be applicable in all parts of Delhi regardless of the caste, creed or religion of the marrying couples.
“Any marriage solemnised in Delhi between a man having completed 21 years and a woman of at least 18 years of age on the date of solemnisation of the marriage, with at least one of them being an Indian citizen, will have to be compulsorily registered,” the order read.
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