New Delhi,24/01/19:It refers to Delhi government drafting a plan to follow Supreme Court observations for preventing wastage of food and traffic-jams in marriage-functions. Delhi can reintroduce guest-control orders in emergency-era where only snacks and beverages were allowed in marriage-related functions. Such a system will auto-prevent number of guests many of whom attend marriage-functions just to enjoy lavish food. Distribution of cash-envelopes, sweet-boxes and gift-hampers should also be banned which is a forced burden on parents of brides.
An estimated outlay of marriage-expenditure mentioning number of guests should also be printed on marriage-cards which should also contain details of catering-agency, tent-decorators, card-printers and event-managers. Personal details like dates of birth of bride and groom should also be printed on marriage-cards like was once ordered in the year 2012 by a District Collector in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. When citizens demand accountability and transparency from government, they should also themselves be made transparent in marriage-related expenses to effectively check large-scale involvement of unaccounted money in marriages. List of gifts and cash-envelopes received or distributed on the occasions should be submitted to appropriate public-authorities within some stipulated time-period after marriage-functions are over. All this will also check in aborting female foeticides which is at times is done in fear of heavy expenses on marriages of girls in our dowry-addicted society.