Mrs. Widow Kumari (aka 498A lady) filed false dowry complaint against her husband's family.
In her complaint she has stated that her in-laws demanded dowry to her father and he accepted the dowry demand and paid the dowry during the marriage.
Her father was a Tamilnadu State Government Employee. As per the state government servants' conduct rules dowry is prohibited. What kind of action can be taken against this culprit for violating the code of conduct and how to bring the truth from his mouth?
THE TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT SERVANTS' CONDUCT RULES, 1973
(Corrected up to 3rd April, 2009)
Personnel & Administrative Reforms (A) Department
No Government servant shall -
(i) give or take abet the giving or taking of dowry
(ii) demand, directly or indirectly, from the parents or guardian of a bride or bridegroom as the case may be any dowry.
Explanation - For the purposes of this rule, dowry has the same meaning as in the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (Central Act 28 of 1961).
Every Government Servant shall after marriage or when he celebrates the marriage of his children, furnish to the Head of Department, a declaration that he has not taken any dowry
. Where the Government Servant gets married, the declaration shall be signed by the Government Servant, the wife or husband, as the case may be, of the Government servant and their parents or guardian.
Where the son or daughter of the Government Servant gets married, the declaration shall be signed by the parties to the marriage and their parents or guardian which shall include the Government servant also”
Added vide G.O.Ms.No.150, P&AR(A) Department, dated: 15.09.2006.