SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL
(Guinness Record Holder & RTI Consultant)
Marriage-relations were fixed usually amongst known families in ancient times. But with fast modernisation of society equipped with social networking, marriages are now-a-days fixed at times even through chatting without any personal meeting between marrying couple, what to talk about any meeting between family-members of two sides. Result is India following a western culture where spouses are changed like clothes. Unlike in ancient era when marriage-ties were considered life-long union, there is often lack of trust between husband and wife resulting in unhappy married and family life.
System will also result in checking tax-evasion where people will find it advantageous to disclose higher income in the Income Tax returns in fear of feeling problems in getting good matrimonial match. Rather status-conscious society will race for declaring more and more income to get a higher place in a competitive society. All this is necessary because Income Tax returns are not assessable under RTI Act. Provision can be legislated with proposed bill for making marriage-registration compulsory.