Section 17 in The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006

Title: Child Marriage Prohibition Officers to be public servants

Description: The Child Marriage Prohibition Officers shall be deemed to be public servants within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860).

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the Child Marriage Prohibition Officer in respect of anything in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any rule or order made thereunder.

Title: Power of State Government to make rules

Description: (1) The State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act. (2) Every rule made under this Act shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before the State Legislature.

Title: Amendment of Act No. 25 of 1955

Description: In the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, in section 18, for clause (a), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-- "(a) in the case of contravention of the condition specified in clause (iii) of section 5, with rigorous imprisonment which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees, or with both".

Title: Repeal and savings.

Description: (1) The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 (19 of 1929) is hereby repealed. (2) Notwithstanding such repeal, all cases and other proceedings pending or continued under the said Act at the commencement of this Act shall be continued and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of the repealed Act, as if this Act had not been passed.

The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006