U.P. Government’s Stunning Orders – Unmarried Government Employees to Give Written Assurance on not Accepting Dowry
On September 30, 2014, the Uttar Pradesh State Government had issued an order and had sent it to all the Government departments for immediate implementation. The order states that all unmarried employees of the state government shall give in writing that they would neither demand nor give dowry.
Employees who refuse to give the declarations have been warned that they would risk losing their jobs. District Supervisor and Advisor, Usha Tiwari has said that the prospective grooms shall not be allowed to accept any form of cheques, fixed deposits even in their brides’ names, or expensive gifts.
It is to be noted that Central Government employees are already prohibited from demanding or accepting dowry. According to the CSS (Conduct) Rules, the employees are to inform the Government of any expensive gift received at the time of marriage.