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HindustanTimes Fri,29 Aug 2014

State govt notifies Anand marriage registration rules

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, May 08, 2014
First Published: 09:32 IST(8/5/2014) | Last Updated: 09:33 IST(8/5/2014)

The Haryana gover nment has notified the Haryana Anand Marriages Registration Rules, 2014, for the registration of Anand marriages in the state.

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An official spokesman of home department said on Wednesday that the parties to the marriage who had not registered their marriage within the period specified would get their marriage re gistered by submitting the memorandum to the registrar and a declaration along with documents to prove the solemnisation of the marriage to the satisfaction of the registrar and registration fee to 200.

For the pur pose of regis-tration of Anand marriage within the state, the tehsildars concerned in case of rural areas, the joint commissioner concerned in case of municipal corporation, the executive officers concerned for the municipal committee and the secretary concerned of municipal council in urban areas were authorised as registrar within their respective jurisdiction.

The parties to the Anand marriage would prepare memorandum in duplicate and submit the same to the registrar along with documents to prove the solemnisation of the marriage to the satisfaction of the registrar and registration fee of 50 only within a period of 30 days from the date of solemnisation of their marriage, provided that for re gistration of marriages solemnised before the commencement of these rules, memorandum would be submitted within a period of one year from the date of commencement of these rules.

The memorandum would be signed by both the parties to the marriage and at least two other persons who had witnessed the marriage, he added.

The spokesman said where on verification and scrutiny of the memorandum and documents received, the registrar was satisfied that the marriage has been solemnised; he would enter the particulars of the marriage in the register and issued a certificate of Anand marriage.

He said where the registrar had reasons to believe that the marriage between the parties had not been perfor med in accordance with Anand marriage ceremony or the identity of the parties or the witness testifying the solemnisation of the marriage is not established or t he documentst endere d before him do not provide the marital status of the parties, he might call upon the parties to produce such further information or documents as he might deem necessary for establishing the identity of the parties and the witnesses or correctness of the infor mation presented to him within a period of 30 days from date of receipt of memorandum.

APPEAL CAN BE FILED WITHIN THREE MONTHS

The spokesman said any person aggrieved by the decision of registration might file an appeal to the district registrar within a period of three months from the date of communication of such decisions provided that the delay, if any, in filing such appeal might be condoned for the reasons to be recorded in writing by the district registrar, if the appellant satisfies district registrar that he had sufficient cause for not prefer ring the appeal within the specified period.

He said the district registrar would, after giving an opportunity of hearing to the parties concerned, dispose of the appeal within a period of 15 days.

Any person aggrieved by the decision of district registrar might file an appeal to the chief registrar within a period of three months from the date of communication of such decision, provided that the delay, if any, in filing such appeal might be condoned for the reasons to be recorded in writing by the chief registrar if the appellant satisfies the chief registrar that he had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal within the specified period.

The chief registrar would, after giving an oppor tunity of hearing to the parties concer ned, dispose of the appeal within a period of 60 days, whose decision would be final, he further added.

Meanwhile, Haryana Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee ( adhoc) leader Didar Singh Nalvi has hailed the state government for adopting the Central Act and said the Sikh community in the state thanked the Congress government for the same.

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