NCW`s views to be included in anti-dowry law

Last Updated: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 16:33

New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry is eliciting views of other ministries before amending the anti-dowry Act on the basis of recommendations of the National Commission for Women (NCW), the Rajya Sabha was informed Thursday.

"We have sought views from other departments on the proposed amendment to the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961," Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath said during Question Hour.

The amendment bill was drafted taking into account NCW`s recommendations relating to definition of dowry, provision of registration of lists of gifts received at the time of marriage and provision of separate penalties for giving and taking of dowry.

Replying to a separate question, she said 19 states, including Bihar and Rajasthan, have formulated dowry prohibitive rules on the model circulated by the Centre.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 16:33

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