Working of Family Courts

Family Courts have been established with a view to promote conciliation and secure speedy settlement of, disputes relating to marriage and family affairs and for mattes connected therewith. Following type of cases are heard in the Family Courts: 1.         Decree for nullity of marriage; 2.         Restitution of Conjugal…

The Anand Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2012 published in the Gazette of India

The Anand Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2012 after having received the assent of the President on 7th June, 2012, has been published as corresponding Act in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section-1, dated the 8th June, 2012 as Act No. 29 of 2012.…

Incentives for Inter – Caste Marriage

Central assistance is provided to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, under the Ministry`s Centrally Sponsored Scheme of implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. The Central assistance, inter-alia, includes, a component of incentive…

Amendments of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969

The Union Cabinet approved the introduction of a Bill in the Budget Session of Parliament to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 to include registration of marriages as well, so that the existing administrative mechanisms will be able to carry out such registration of marriages…