Kerala Inter-Caste Marriage Scheme
Kerala Inter-Caste Marriage Scheme
The Government of Kerala provides financial assistance to inter-caste married couples under the Kerala inter-caste marriage scheme. To avail of this benefit, couples from different caste need to submit an intercaste marriage certificate. Sub-registrar offices in Kerala issue this certificate to inter-caste married couples. In this article, we look at the Kerala inter-cast marriage scheme in detail.
Register Marriage at Sub Register Office
Inter-caste married couple should get a marriage registration certificate from Sub Register office where the marriage has happened to apply for an inter-caste marriage certificate. The registration certificate will be issued within two weeks from the date of registration.
Supporting documents need to be furnished to obtain an inter-caste marriage certificate in Kerala is listed below:
- Ration card
- Income certificate of both wife and husband
- Caste certificate of couples
- Marriage registration certificate (Certificate issued by Sub Registrar’s office)
- Identity proof such as Aadhaar card or voter ID
Kerala inter-caste marriage certificate will be issued 7 days from the date of application.
Inter0caste Marriage Certificate Application Fee
The applicant needs to pay the following fees for applying the inter-caste marriage certificate in Kerala:
- To apply for an inter-caste marriage certificate through Akshaya centres in Kerala, applicants need to pay Rs.28. (This amount includes all service charges)
- Inter-caste marriage certificate online application fee is Rs.15.
Applying for Inter-caste Marriage Certificate through Akshaya Centers
Follow this simple step to apply for an inter-caste marriage certificate through Akshaya Centers:
Step 1: Visit Akshaya Centres in the locality.
Step 2: Apply for an inter-caste marriage certificate with the help of Akshaya centre service person.
Step 3: Pay the fees for application and service charges.
Step 4: After submission of application, get a receipt for future reference.
Step 5: The applicant will get an SMS regarding the progress of the inter-caste marriage certificate application.
Step 6: Once the department receives the application, the applicant will get an SMS as ‘certificate approved’. Once approved, they can get their digitally signed inter-caste marriage certificate.
Applying for Inter-caste Marriage Certificate Online
Guidelines to apply for an inter-caste marriage certificate online in Kerala is given below:
Step 1: Visit Kerala e-District web portal main page.
Step 2: Log in to the portal using the e-portal user name and password.
Step 3: In the case of a new user, click on the portal user registration link in the main page.
Step 4: The page will redirect to the next page, enter all the details for registration.
Step 5: After registration, click on the one-time registration button.
Step 6: Select duplicate verification. This verification will find out if the applicant has already registered through any Akshaya Centers.
Step 7: After successful verification, click on submit button.
Enter Certificate Details
Step 8: Enter the e-District register number and select certificate type and its purpose.
Step 9: Enter the name and all other details. Click on save button to save entered details.
Step 10: In this section, the applicant needs to upload all required documents as said above.
Note: The applicant can attach only PDF file. The maximum allowable file size is 100 KB.
Step 11: After uploading documents, make payment for processing inter-caste marriage certificate. The applicant can make payment by using any of the following:
- Payment through Debit card or Credit card
- Payment through Net banking
- Wallet payment
- Cash card prepaid
Step 12: After the successful fee payment, the page will be redirected to the next page. From here, the applicant can take a print out of inter-caste certificate receipt and application.
Download Inter-caste Marriage Certificate
Step 13: Check frequently the status of the application by login to the portal. It will be available in the transaction history tab. After receiving a certificate approved SMS, download certificate from the e-District web portal.