Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 came as a big blow and a surprise to every Indian, regardly of their financial status.
While it has hit practically every individual in the country, one area that has been adversely affected is – the weddings.
Being the season of marriage, finance/money plays a major role. However, demonetisation has affected it so much that many marriages have reportedly come to a halt.
Therefore, in order not to affect marriages, the government on Friday permitted withdrawal of a sum of Rs 2.5 lakh for marriage purposes.
However, on Monday the Reserve Bank of India came up with a set of stringent conditions for withdrawal of the Rs 2.5 lakh.
Here are the guidelines/conditions set by the RBI required for withdrawal of the money.
- Wedding Card
- Copies of advance payments made for booking marriage hall and caterers
- Withdrawals only on balance available before demonetisation of November 8
- Withdrawal only for marriages solemnised on or before December 30
- Banks to keep records and submit the same to RBI
- Withdrawals can be made by either of the parents or the person getting married, not both
- A detailed list of persons to whom the cash withdrawn is proposed to be paid, together with a declaration from such persons that they do not have a bank account
- Banks to keep a proper record of the evidence and produce them for verification by the authorities in case of need