LS passes family courts Bill

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LS passes family courts Bill

  • Lok Sabha passed Family Courts’ Amendment Bill, 2022 by voice vote.

About the Bill

  • It validates existence of three family courts in Himachal Pradesh and Two in Nagaland with retrospective effect.
  • Family courts in Shimla, Dharmashala, and Mandi in Himachal Pradesh will come into force, with a retrospective effect of February 15th 2019.
  • The Family Courts located at Dimapur and Kohima in Nagaland will come into force with retrospect effect from November 12th 2008 on enactment of the Bill.
  • It seeks validation of decisions taken by two states and the family courts.
  • Enactment was necessary as it came to be known that Central Government notifications were not existing w.r.t these five family courts.

Prelims take away

  • Family Courts
  • Lok sabha - Composition, powers, responsibilities
  • Various legislative procedures