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Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2013 Passed by Parliament

  On 28 February 2013 at 11:24

The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012 was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 26th February 2013. Lok Sabha has passed it in September 2012. Sexual Harassment at workplace is a violation of women ...


Scheme for Effective Implementation of PWDV Act

  On 27 February 2013 at 15:07

The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (PWDVA) requires the appointment of Protection Officers, registration of Service providers and notification of shelter homes and medical facilities. As per the information provided by the St ...

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Incentives for Inter-Caste Marriage

  On 18 December 2012 at 11:52

Central assistance is provided to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations, under this Ministry`s Centrally Sponsored Scheme of implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled ...

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Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

  On 08 September 2012 at 12:54

A total of 19 States and UTs have formulated Dowry Prohibition Rules, under the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, compatible with model rules circulated by Government of India. These States and UTs are as below- S.No. ...

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The Anand Marriage (Amendment) Act, 2012 Published in the Gazzette of India

  On 12 June 2012 at 11:06

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. ...

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Working of Family Courts

  On 22 May 2012 at 12:14

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 ...

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Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

  On 08 May 2012 at 11:20

Review and amendments of various labour laws is an ongoing process. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 was amended in 2008 by which for section 8, the following section was substituted: “8(1) Every woman entitled to maternity benefit under th ...

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Amendments of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969

  On 12 April 2012 at 16:09

The Union Cabinet today 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 w ...

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National Consultation on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

  On 12 January 2012 at 18:12

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) organised a two day National Consultation on the implementation of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act , 2005 (PWDVA) and the Dowry Prohibition Act , 1961 (DPA) at Vig ...


Misuse of Section 498A

  On 08 December 2011 at 19:16

In the cases Preeti Gupta v. State of Jharkhand (decided on August 13, 2010) and Ramgopal v. State of M.P. (Order dated July 30, 2010) relating to Section 498A, the Supreme Court of India has observed that complaints are not always bona fide and a ...










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