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Mother-in-law is not eligible for maintenance from daughter-in-law

Jaipur: The Rajasthan High Court has ordered that a mother-in-law is not eligible for maintenance from daughter-in-law under the provisions of the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act 2007.

The single bench of Justice MN Bhandari order followed a petition by daughter-in-law Rekha Kumari who got a government job after her husband’s death against the order of the SDO to pay monthly maintenance of Rs 4,000 per month to her mother-in-law.

She also said she is ready to look after her mother-in-law provided she is ready to move in with her. However, the mother-in-law in an affidavit said she is not ready to live with her daughter-in-law and there is no chance of settlement of dispute between them while the daughter-in-law stated that she is ready to keep and maintain her mother-in-law provided she is ready to live with her and take care of her minor children. The daughter-in-law in her petition said her mother-in-law is a pensioner and has sufficient livelihood means.

The court said as per section 4(1) of the Act only parents and grandparents can maintain against one or more of his children. The daughter-in-law is not considered to be child of the petitioner.

Roadways to sell its depot to pay pensioners

Jaipur: The perennially loss making Rajasthan Roadways has decided to sell off its family silver to meet its expenses of pension dues. The Roadways on Monday informed the high court that it has decided to sell off the prime land of the depot at C-Scheme to pay off the dues of the pensioners.

The reply came on a petition by Ram Singh and others who had approached the court complaining that Rajasthan Roadways did not pay their pension benefits.

The 19,000 square meter plot near Ajmer Puliya is expected to fetch an income of over Rs 200 crore to the Roadways. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) is expected to auction the land in three phases and complete the process by January, officials informed the court.

Source : timesofindia



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