Legal consequences of sexual harassment at the workplace

Section 354A of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, deals with punishment for sexual harassment, wherein the accused can be punished with rigorous imprisonment for up to three years or a fine or both.

Also, if a man makes sexually coloured remarks, like passing vulgar comments or asking inappropriate questions, in that case, he shall be punished with imprisonment up to one year or fine or both.KEEP READING

Maternity Benefit Act Full Updated Bare Act

Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 An Act to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain periods before and after child-birth and to provide for maternity benefit and certain other benefits. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows- Section 1. ShortKEEP READING

Rape in the Indian Penal Code

India is a developing country, but still, rape is a persisting problem at present. Rape is a mark of disgrace that has existed in India for a long time.

According to data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a total of 32,559 incidents of rape were reported during 2017, which rose to 33,356 cases in the year 2018. Also, 91 rapes were reported every single day across the country in 2018. These are just the cases that are registered.KEEP READING

Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961

Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 (Act number 28 of 1961) An Act to prohibit the giving or taking of dowry. Be it enacted by Parliament in the Twelfth Year of the Republic of India as follows:- Section 1. Short title, extent and commencement. Section 2. Definition of “dowry”. Section 3. PenaltyKEEP READING

Maintenance under CrPC

According to section 125 of CrPC, a person having sufficient means is bound to maintain:-
I. His Wife (unable to maintain herself).
II. His legitimate or illegitimate minor child, whether married or not (unable to maintain himself/herself).
III. His legitimate or illegitimate child (not a married daughter) who has attained majority, if the child is physically or mentally abnormal or having any injury by which he/she is unable to maintain himself/herself.
IV. His father or mother (unable to maintain himself/herself)KEEP READING

National Commission for Women - Formation, Composition, Functions, Powers, Shortcomings, Case Law

As India traditionally being a patriarchal society, women are often looked down upon. Women neither belong to the minority class nor the backward class.

There was a need with the passage of time for the formation of the statutory body for which a bill was introduced in the Parliament, namely the National Commission for Women Bill 1990, which resulted in the formation of the National Commission for Women.KEEP READING