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‘Find me a well-cultured bride,’ man urges govt on Rajasthan Sampark

The Rajasthan Sampark portal was set up to provide citizens a centralised platform to submit and redress grievances

jaipur Updated: Oct 28, 2016 21:04 IST
HT Correspondent
Rajasthan Sampark

On October 13, the single-point grievance redressal portal received a request from a 20-year-old man from Bhilwara requesting the government officials to find him a ‘suitable’ bride.(fotolia.com)

Not just damaged roads, irregular water and electricity supply, the Rajasthan Sampark portal – set up to provide citizens a centralised platform to submit and redress grievances – is now doubling up as an online wedding service too.

On October 13, the single-point grievance redressal portal received a request from a 20-year-old man (name withheld) from Bhilwara requesting the government officials to find him a ‘suitable’ bride.

In the application, the man, who belongs to the Gujjar community, wrote that he is fair, tall and a Class 11 pass, and was looking for a “well-cultured” girl from the community for taking care of his parents. He said if the government helped him to get married, they will receive his good wishes.

The man was looking for a “well-cultured” girl from the Gujjar community for taking care of his parents. (HT Photo)

Replying to the first-of-its-kind request on October 21, officials of the social justice and empowerment department stated that according to the government of India’s rules the applicant was a minor and could not get married till he was 21 year old.

They advised that he should look for a bride with the help of his community members only after he turned 21.

An official of the department told HT that the youth worked at a shop and submitted the request after being advised by people working at the e-mitra centre, which helps people to avail various services of the government and private sectors under a single roof.

The official said the youth posted the request as the government provided financial assistance to below poverty line families for marriages.

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