Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016

Indian weddings had become more about showing off your wealth and not about the institution; As a result, poor families are under tremendous social pressure to spend more on Weddings.

MP Ranjeet Ranjan is proposing the Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016.

The proposal could be taken up as a private members bill in the next session of the ย Lok Sabha, i.e. Lower House of Parliament.

The worst excesses of the Indian wedding industry may soon be curbed if this new bill is approved.

The proposed bill will not only limit the number of guests and dishes served to avoid waste, but also put a “tax” on the most extravagant newlyweds.

Those who spend over 500,000 rupees ($7,500; ยฃ6,000) will have to give 10% of the overall cost to poorer brides to help them pay for their weddings.


12 thoughts on “Marriages (Compulsory Registration and Prevention of Wasteful Expenditure) Bill, 2016

  1. how i can get the bill text

    1. i will post it

  2. This bill is irrational, bereft of conscience and directly violative of the fundamental rights.
    People of this country are already paying taxes over their income which includes direct and indirect taxes. The money collected from taxes should be used for the upliftment of women and segregated masses instead of donating it for marriages.

    1. I agree, This Bill will not be passed, for sure, as 96% of Private Members’ Bill lapsed without even a single debate in the House. Till date, Parliament has passed only 15 Private Membersโ€™ Bills.

      1. I agree. But looking at the present political fiasco, I am skeptical to what they might come up with in the future.

        1. everybody is different and we should celebrate that , He put his views on Expensive Marriages, we may or may not like, but we should tolerate ๐Ÿ™‚ , as we are the largest democracy of the world.

          1. I understand where you are coming from. But ironically, the representative in the house of people (our parliament) didn’t express his views. His actions sought to impose restrictions on the freedom of people.

            There is a difference between bringing a proposition and proposing a bill. ๐Ÿ™‚

            1. lastly majority wins! which he’ll never get ๐Ÿ™‚

              1. Haha, yet again. You never know. ๐Ÿ˜€

                1. hmm, may be ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sounds like a controlling government trying to force people to not be stupid with there money. Freedom is the freedom to be stupid.

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