India permits feminine authorities staff to appoint kids for pension as a substitute of husband – JURIST

The Indian Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions on Monday announced that the provisions of Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 2021 (CCS) have been amended, permitting feminine authorities staff to appoint their little one or kids for the household pension rather than their husband if divorce proceedings are pending or a case has been filed towards their partner.

Central Civil Companies (Pension) Guidelines, 2021 lists the procedures, provisions, and restrictions in impact for presidency staff whereas receiving a pension from the federal government. Below the aegis of the women empowerment policy, the Indian Division of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare amended the sub-rule (8) and sub-rule (9) of Rule 50 of CCS Guidelines, 2021. The availability beforehand said that, within the occasion of the dying of a authorities servant, their partner will probably be awarded the household pension adopted by kids, if the partner dies or turns into ineligible. Nevertheless, the division acquired an elevated variety of inquiries about whether or not a feminine authorities worker may nominate her kids in case of marital issues.

After consultations with the Ministry of Ladies and Youngster Improvement, the division determined to amend Rule 50 of CCS. The amended provision states {that a} feminine authorities worker may nominate her kids if “divorce proceedings are pending in a reliable Courtroom of Legislation, or the feminine Authorities servant/feminine pensioner has filed a case towards her husband below Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act or Dowry Prohibition Act or below Indian Penal Code.” Nevertheless, if the feminine worker dies with no kids, or kids are ineligible for the pension, the fee will probably be acquired by the widower.

The official assertion added that “the modification is progressive in nature and would empower girls staff/pensioners considerably.” 

India’s Nationwide Crime Information Bureau (NCRB) launched its annual report titled “Crimes in India 2022” in December 2023, which revealed a surge in crimes towards girls in India. The crimes elevated by 4 p.c in 2022 in comparison with 2021. The report famous {that a} majority of the crimes towards girls in India have been crimes of cruelty by their husbands or his family members, amounting to 31.4 p.c of the full circumstances. Notably, 13,479 circumstances have been registered below the Dowry Prohibition Act which prohibits the demand of dowry and dowry-related harassment.

The federal government of India passed laws, popularly referred to as the “Women’s Reservation Bill,” in September 2023 that reserves 33 p.c of seats for ladies legislators within the decrease home of the parliament, state legislatures, and India’s Delhi legislative meeting.

The Periodic Labour Drive Survey Report 22-23 released in October 2023 by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation recorded an enchancment within the nation’s feminine labor participation price (FLPR). The participation price witnessed a progress of 4.2 p.c which led to 37 p.c of FLPR in 2023.


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