The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence ActAn Act to provide for more effective protection of the rights of women guaranteed under the Constitution who are victims of violence of any kind occurring within the family and formatters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
List of Chapters & Sections
PRELIMINARY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POWERS AND DUTIES OF PROTECTION OFFICERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, ETC. PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING ORDERS OF RELIEFS MISCELLANEOUS
POWERS AND DUTIES OF PROTECTION OFFICERS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, ETC.4Information to Protection Officer and exclusion of liability of informant5Duties of police officers, service providers and Magistrate6Duties of shelter homes7Duties of medical facilities8Appointment of Protection Officers9Duties and functions of Protection Officers10Service providers11Duties of Government
PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING ORDERS OF RELIEFS12Application of Magistrate13Service of notice14Counselling15Assistance of welfare expert16Proceedings to be held in camera17Right to reside in a shared household18Protection orders19Residence orders20Monetary reliefs21Custody orders22Compensation orders23Power to grant interim and ex parte orders24Court to give copies of order free of cost25Duration of orders26Relief in other suits and legal proceedings27Jurisdiction28Procedure29Appeal
MISCELLANEOUS30Protection Officers and members of service providers to be public servants31Penalty for breach of protection order by respondent32Cognizance and proof33Penalty for not discharging duty by Protection Officers34Cognizance of offence committed by Protection Officer35Protection of action taken in good faith36Act not in derogation of any other law37Power of Central Government to make rules