Yogi Govt to probe irregularities in mass marriage scheme
Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered a probe into alleged irregularities under its 'Mukhyamantri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana' following reports that married couples were tying the knot to claim benefits under the ambitious scheme.
There were also complaints of the toe ring gifted under the scheme to the bride turning out to be of some other metal instead of silver.
"Yes, we have got reports from Noida that four married couples re-married in the greed of availing benefits of the Mukhyamatri Samoohik Vivaah Yojana. Similarly, in Auraiyya district, it came to light that the toe ring (bichhiya) of brides was of some other metal instead of silver. Some other complaints have also come from other districts," UP's Minister for Social Welfare Ramapati Shastri said.
The minister assured that the state government had taken serious cognizance of the complaints.
"The re-marriage done by married couples in Noida will be probed by a committee formed under the district magistrate of Noida. Instructions have also been issued
on taking action against the guilty officials of Auraiyya," he said.