Monday 4 April 2016

National Commission of Women reprimanded and fined by Delhi High Court for illegal procedures

The High Court of Delhi reprimanded the National Commission for Women (NCW) for following "procedures not sanctioned in law" while dealing with a case before it, reported the DNA. The court was unhappy with the NCW exceeding their jurisdiction in a matrimonial dispute which caused a marine engineer to lose his job and imposed a fine of INR 30,000 on NCW.

The NCW had asked the High Commission of Singapore to advise the man's employer not to post him outside India on the basis of the woman's complaint against her husband, an act which was found to be illegal and beyond the jurisdiction of NCW by the court.

The man had reportedly sought a compensation of INR 75,49,958 from NCW and his wife which was declined by the court.

According to the court, the role of NCW is to act as a co-ordinating agency to help women in distress and not of a judge as well as executioner of it's own decisions, it was reported. 

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