Cabinet Approves Introduction of Registration of Marriage of NRI Bill 2019 (Download PDF)

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The introduction of Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Bill, 2019, for creating more accountability & offering more protection against exploitation of Indian citizens, mostly women by their NRI spouses has approved by Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister.

Image of Bill on Registration of NRI Marriages

Image of Bill on Registration of NRI Marriages

Image of Bill on Registration of NRI Marriages

Details

Bill provides for amendment of legal framework to act as deterrent to erring NRI spouses & creating more accountability & offer protection against exploitation of Indian Citizens married to NRIs.

Once Bill is passed, marriages performed by NRIs would be registered in India or Indian Missions & Posts abroad, & necessary changes would be carried out in the:

  • Passports Act, 1967

  • Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 by insertion of Section 86A.

Impact

  • Serving judicial summons for Court proceedings in India is major problem, which would be taken care of by this Bill by amending Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

  • The Bill would offer great protection to Indian citizens married to NRIs & serve as deterrent to NRIs against harassment of their spouses.

  • This Bill would benefit Indian women married to NRIs worldwide.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 18, 2019

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