HC directs son to pay Rs 1500 as maintenance to father
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Last Updated: Monday, April 04, 2011, 19:27
HChennai: The Madras High Court has ordered a son to pay Rs 1,500 as monthly maintenance to his 80-year-old father to meet his medical and food expenses.

A trial court had in 2005 ordered Palanimalai to give a maintenance of Rs 1,500 each to his father and mother.He filed a petition against it before an appellate Court, which reduced it to Rs 750 each.

Palanimalai's parents M Ramasamy Gounder and Kaliyammal moved the High Court against the appellte court order.

However, during the pendency of the case Kaliyammal died.

Setting aside the appellate court?s order, Justice R Mala said "admittedly, the first petitioner (the father) is more than 80-years and is unable to do work and maintain himself. The appellete court had not assigned any reason for reducing the amount of maintenance".

"The maintenance awarded by the appellate court is not sufficient and it is hereby enhanced to Rs 1,500 per month as awarded by the trial Court", the judge said.

The Judge also directed Palanimalai to pay the arrears of maintenance from the date of maintenance petition was filed before the trial court within two months.

The court also directed him to pay the amount on or before fifth of every month.


First Published: Monday, April 04, 2011, 19:27

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