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U'khand govt transfers social welfare officer over inter-caste, inter-faith marriage scheme

ANI | Updated: Dec 02, 2020 06:50 IST


Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], December 2 (ANI): The government on Tuesday transferred a state government officer Deepankar Ghildiyal, a week after Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat ordered a probe into a matter relating to a scheme for promoting inter-caste and interfaith marriages.

Ghildiyal was posted Social Welfare Officer from Tehri Garhwal district and transferred to the Social Welfare Directorate at Haldwani-Nainital
According to inputs provided by the Chief Minister's media coordinator, "The social welfare officer of Tehri District had released a press release stating that CM will be giving information about the application for inter-caste and inter-religious marriage incentive scheme soon. In the past, during the Congress rule in 2012, the incentive amount of such a scheme was increased from Rs 10,000 to Rs 50,000. This scheme was implemented in 1976 at the time of the Congress government."
Rawat had on November 23 ordered a probe into a matter. (ANI)

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