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IAS couple gets married in just Rs 500, sets example for others

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers Ashish Vashishta and Saloni Sidana tied the knots with just Rs 500 setting an example for others.
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Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers Ashish Vashishta and Saloni Sidana tied the knots with just Rs 500 setting an example for others.

The Rs 500 they spent on the wedding was their fee to the ADM court in Bhind, Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer Ashish Vashishta is presently posted as the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) in Gohad while his love interest Saloni Sidana is posted as SDM in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.

The Love between Ashish and Saloni, both cleared the IAS exam in 2013, blossomed when they were undergoing training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, reports The Financial Express.

Ashish had earlier applied for the wedding in Bhind Additional District Magistrate (ADM) court. They received a date on November 28. The couple reached the ADM court with their respective family members on Monday and completed legal formalities of the wedding. The couple said they wanted a simple wedding.

While Ashish is from Rajasthan, Saloni is from Punjab. Post marriage, Saloni may get Madhya Pradesh cadre as per the rules so that the husband and wife can be together as far as possible.

Earlier, a Surat couple also made news after they decided to give up plans for grand marriage and got married by spending only Rs 500. 

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