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Family Courts Amendment Bill, 2022

Family Courts Amendment Bill, 2022:

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

  • It validates the existence of the three family courts in Himachal Pradesh and Two in Nagaland with retrospective effect.
  • The bill also seeks validation of the decisions taken by the two states and the family courts.
  • The family courts located at 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.
  • The enactment was necessitated as it came to light in connection with a case that the central Government notifications were not existing with respect to these five family courts.