Kolkata: The State Judicial Department has come up with a portal to ensure hassle-free registration of marriages. The move is aimed at ensuring transparency in the marriage process.
The website, rgmwb.gov.in, will have all the information so that a bride and a bridegroom do not have to visit any marriage registry office. All the forms can be filled up online after logging in. For general information like documents required for registering marriages, information on marriage officers, etc. no logging is required.
The details of genuine marriage registry offices, the actual rates of marriage registrars and everything else will be available at the click of a mouse, said a senior official of the Law Department said.
The portal will also apprise brides and bridegrooms about the documents needed to be furnished during marriage. According to the official, they only have to appear on the day of the marriage along with the witnesses; the certificate of the marriage will also be available online and can be downloaded from the website.
All marriages that are taking place in Bengal will be kept in a digitized format on the portal to facilitate people in the case of any dispute pertaining to a marriage. The government also has plans to hold workshops in all the districts to make common people aware of the effectiveness of the portal.