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Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 Complete Act - Bare Act

StateCentral Government
Act Info:
Chapter I
Section1 - Short title, extent and commencement
Section2 - Definitions
Chapter II
Section3 - Definition of domestic violence
Chapter III
Section4 - Information to Protection Officer and exclusion of liability of Informant
Section5 - Duties of police officers, service providers and Magistrate
Section6 - Duties of shelter homes
Section7 - Duties of medical facilities
Section8 - Appointment of Protection Officers
Section9 - Duties and functions of Protection Officers
Section10 - Service providers
Section11 - Duties of Government
Chapter IV
Section12 - Application to Magistrate
Section13 - Service of notice
Section14 - Counselling
Section15 - Assistance of welfare expert
Section16 - Proceedings to be held in camera
Section17 - Right to reside in a shared household
Section18 - Protection orders
Section19 - Residence orders
Section20 - Monetary reliefs
Section21 - Custody orders
Section22 - Compensation orders
Section23 - Power to grant interim and ex parte orders
Section24 - Court to give copies of order free of cost
Section25 - Duration and alteration of orders
Section26 - Relief in other suits and legal proceedings
Section27 - Jurisdiction
Section28 - Procedure
Section29 - Appeal
Chapter V
Section30 - Protection Officers and members of service providers to be public servants
Section31 - Penalty for breach of protection order by respondent
Section32 - Cognizance and proof
Section33 - Penalty for not discharging duty by Protection Officer
Section34 - Cognizance of offence committed by Protection Officer
Section35 - Protection of action taken in good faith
Section36 - Act not in derogation of any other law
Section37 - Power of Central Government to make rules

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