Assam Govt’s Arundhati Gold Scheme for brides, check details here


GUWAHATI: The Assam government launched Arundhati Gold Scheme under which Rs. 40 thousand would be offered to the brides of lower income group to buy gold. Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched the ambitious scheme in September in the presence of finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The eligibility criteria to avail the benefits of the scheme as follows:

  1. Applicant’s marriage must be registered under Special Marriage Act, 1954.
  2. Legal age of bride and groom must be 18 and 21 years respectively at the time of registration of marriage.
  3. The applicant should have solemnised her marriage on or after 1st of December, 2019.
  4. The applicant should have registered her Marriage on or after 1st of January, 2020.
  5. The total income of parents of the applicant girl should be below Rs 5.00 lakh per annum.
  6. The applicant girl can avail this benefit for her first marriage only.
  7. Both bride and groom must have passed at least HSLC or Equivalent EXCEPT TEA TRIBE including Adivasi communities of the State.
  8. No minimum educational qualification is required in case of tea tribe including
    Adivasi communities for next five years.

Documents required to ascertain the eligibility criteria of the Applicant girl :

  1. Document for proof of agea) Other than Tea Tribe and Adivasi Communities- HSLC/CBSE or equivalent pass certificate as proof of age whereby the bride should have attained the legal age of 18 years and the groom shall have attained the age of 21 years respectively.

    b) Tea Tribe including Adivasi Communities- Birth Certificate of both bride and groom issued by notified authority or any academic certificate as proof of age or certificate through medical examination only from competent authority as a proof of age to ascertain the bride and groom have attained age of 18 years and 21 years at time of registration of marriage under Special Marriage Act, 1954

    2. The attested copy of Certificate of Marriage, issued by the Marriage Officer, in the form specified in the fourth schedule of Special Marriage (Assam) Act, 1954.

    3. The income certificate of parents of the applicant issued by the Circle Officer of the area in which she resided permanently with her parents.

    4. Bank Account details of the beneficiary/ copy of Bank passbook of the beneficiary.

    5. A certificate issued by the Gaonburah/Mouzadar of the village in which the girl resided with her parents before marriage stating that this is the first marriage of the applicant girl.

How to apply Arundhati Gold Scheme Online :

  1. The applicant shall apply for Arundhati Gold Scheme on the day of applying for the registration of Marriage under Special Marriage Act, 1954.2. Filled up physical application form shall be submitted by the applicant along with the Marriage application in the office of the Marriage officer where the registration of marriage is applied for.

    3. The applicant girl shall also submit online form for claiming the benefit under Arundhati Gold scheme. The online application form would be available at the link “”

    4. After competing the form the applicant has to submit the same both online by pressing submit button at the end of the form and also take a print out of the form

    5. The applicant must take the printout of the form before submission, sign the declaration part of the printed form and submit the same physically along with a copy of all documents listed at Point D above, in the office of the concerned Marriage Registration Officer. The list of Sub Register offices where the application form under Arundhati Gold Scheme and its enclosures can be submitted is given in Point F of the guidelines.

    6. The applicant shall receive a receipt on submission of her application and required enclosures from the office of Marriage Registering Officer where the form has been submitted.

    7. The information of acceptance/rejection of the application will be communicated to the applicant by SMS and email (on the Mobile No/ email id given in the online application form).

    8. If the application is accepted, the amount as eligible under the scheme shall be transferred to the Bank account of the applicant by the Inspector General of Registration through Direct Benefits Transfer(DBT) mode. The Bank A/c No shall be the same as per details given in online form where Bank A/c No. with IFSC code has been given.

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