Wedding in Rajasthan may cost you Rs 1 lakh penalty

Rs 1 lakh penalty for organising weddings at public places in Rajasthan

A penalty of the same amount will be imposed if the number of people attending a wedding at home is more than 11

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The Rajasthan government on Monday said that a fine of Rs 1 lakh will be imposed on those organising wedding functions in hotels and community halls etc. and for not informing the authorities if a wedding is being held at home.

Similarly, a penalty of Rs 1 lakh will be imposed in case the number of people attending a wedding at home is more than 11, it said.

The government issued a gazette notification to this effect. It will be effective from May 10 to 31.

The state government has prohibited weddings at public places in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A penalty of Rs 1 lakh will be imposed for organising wedding functions in marriage gardens, hotels, community halls etc., and not informing the government authorities in case a wedding is being held at home, the notification stated.

A penalty of the same amount will be imposed if the number of people attending a wedding at home is more than 11, or vehicles like car and bus etc., are used in the wedding procession, or other norms like social distancing and wearing face masks are violated, it said.

For weddings held at home, information will have to be provided on the government portal