Now, no need to take parents along for marriage registration in Gurgaongurgaon Updated: Apr 17, 2017 23:15 IST
The new rules also allow owners of marriage palaces and banquet halls in the city to inform the municipal corporation about any wedding that takes place at their establishment.(Parveen Kumar/HT FIle Photo)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) has introduced several changes in the marriage registration process to avoid duplicity and streamline the application process, besides making it convenient for the applicants. The changes have been made in order to simplify the process of marriage registration.
The corporation has done away with the practice of mandating the presence of parents of both the bride and the groom, before the registrar. Additionally, applicants can produce any two witnesses, not necessarily blood relatives, as mandated by the marriage registration act in the state.
“The earlier practice led to unnecessary inconvenience and confusion, especially in addresses. The couple’s address often differed from that of their parents, hence parents had to be present before the registrar as mandated by the act. The new changes have done away with the need for this,” said Vivek Kalia, joint commissioner, MCG.
Other changes allow owners of marriage palaces or banquet halls in the city to inform the MCG about any wedding that takes place at their establishment. The format for information is provided on the MCG’s official website www.mcg.gov.in.
According to MCG officials, this will help them maintain a database and ensure that couples get their marriage registration completed at the earliest to avoid future complications.
Officials added that the database and online marriage registration systems will be integrated across all municipalities in the state.
“This will ensure that there is no duplicity of records and also authenticate information on all marriages. The changes will ensure that citizens face no inconvenience or delay in getting their marriage registered,” Kalia added.
The payment of registration fees has also been made easier with MCG’s citizen facilitation centres at Sector 34 and Civil Lines accepting the fee payment.
Under the Haryana Compulsory Registration of Marriages Act, 2008, applicants need to register their marriages within 90 days of marriage. Under its provisions, the bride, the groom, or their parents’ need to reside within a particular municipality’s jurisdiction for registration.