Pesky ‘rukawat’ for scores of Shaadi Mubarak applicants

Issuance of incorrect income certificate a bother for beneficiaries

There seems no end to the woes of Shaadi Mubarak applicants. This time, activists have brought to light how some potential beneficiaries are running from pillar to post for obtaining certificates which mention the correct income.

A case came to the fore on Saturday when applicant Kausar Rabab, a resident of Alijah Kotla, who makes a living through tailoring work, was issued what activists called an income certificate with inflated figures. The Shaadi Mubarak rules prescribe an annual income ceiling of ₹2 lakh.

“The certificate was taken to apply for funds under the Shaadi Mubarak scheme for her daughter, Syeda Hajera. Ms Rabab is largely a single mother as there has been little interaction with her husband for many years. She makes around ₹5,000 per month, which is ₹60,000 a year. She was issued a certificate for ₹2.1 lakh by the Bahadurpura mandal office,” says activist S.Q. Masood.

Left with no choice, Ms Rabab had to file a fresh application. After this, an income certificate of ₹1.5 lakh per annum was issued.

Other activists like Hadi Abbas, who works with welfare organisations, says there could be many more such cases.

Both Mr Masood and Mr Abbas claimed that a few cases similar in nature, of issuance of income certificates of ₹2 lakh when the actual annual income is lesser, have come to their attention. But, in those, a second application was not filed.

Apprised of the situation, Bahadurpura tahsildar said she would conduct an inquiry into the incident.

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