[Reader-list] Parliamentary Notice calling for comments on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Rules

Raman Chima ramanchima at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 14:39:17 IST 2010

FYI for all those interested in the Domestic Violence Act. The Rajya
Sabha Secretariat coordinates the Parliamentary Standing Committee on
Subordinate Legislation. This Standing Committee has put out a public
notice calling for comments on an apparent move to examine the
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Rules, 2006, and suggest
possible amendments.  Note that comments are to be submitted in by
approximately April 29th (the ad was published on March 29th, and
gives a one month deadline).

I post this as somebody interested in open government matters, and who
noted that this call for comments hadn't really been caught on most
radars :-) Apologies if this was posted before on the list and I
didn't notice.




The Committee on Subordinate Legislation of Rajya Sabha headed by Dr.
(Smt.) Najma A. Heptulla has decided to examine the Protection of
Women from Domestic Violence Rules, 2006 framed to implement the
Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005. The need for the
examination of the Rules was felt necessary in the light of increasing
incidence of domestic violence and the accused being able to take
benefit of the loopholes in it.

2. The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Rules, 2006 seek to
protect the rights of the women, specially the victims of violence
occurring within the family. The Rules provide legal remedies to such
women. The Committee invites comments/suggestion s from individuals/
organizations/ institutions/ experts on the working and efficacy of
the said Rules. Views/suggestions on the subject may be sent to Shri
Mahesh Tiwari, Joint Director, Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 528
A, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001 (Tel: No. 23034353, Fax:
23017548; E-mail: mtiwari at sansad. nic.in) within a month of
publication of this advertisement.

3. Copies of the Rule may be obtained from the above-mentioned office
or downloaded from the website of Rajya Sabha (http://rajyasabha.
nic.in), under caption "Bill with Committees". [ed. note: actually,
just see

4. Comments, etc. submitted to the Committee would form part of its
records and would be treated as confidential. Any violation in this
regard may attract breach of privilege of the Committee.

5. Those who are willing to appear before the Committee, besides
submitting written comments may indicate so. However, the Committee's
decision in this regard shall be final.

New Delhi
Date: newcommittee/ .../Committee% 20on%20Subordina
te%20Legislation /Press_Release- Com..

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