ALL MALE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Now Required to Follow No Dowry Declaration

ALL MALE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Now Required to Follow No Dowry Declaration

ALL MALE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES in India Now Required to Follow No Dowry Declaration
Photo: Deccan Chronicle

India’s Kerala state finally issued a measure requiring all male government employees to sign and submit a no dowry declaration within one month before their marriage.

Deccan Chronicle said this is in line with the national government’s effort to fully implement the 1961 Dowry Prohibition Act. This also aims to lessen dowry in the state. The Women and Child Development Department advocated for the enactment of the measure. It was in full effect last July 16. 

Under the measure, department heads must observe and monitor no dowry declaration among the male government employees in the state. They must not ask, take, and even exhort receipt of money.

Department heads must also submit a semestral report to the District Prohibition Officer; they must compile all declarations submitted before April 10 and October 10. Meanwhile, the District Dowry Prohibition Officer must submit the report of departments who still yet to submit before April 15 and October 15 every year.

Further, the government announced a Dowry Prohibition Day every November 26. During this day, all students in all educational institutions must pledge not to give or take something in return for marriage in a general assembly.

ALL MALE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES in India Now Required to Follow No Dowry Declaration
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Just earlier this month, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan mentioned that students must sign a contract declaring that they will not accept anything.

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