MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(Legislative Department)

New Delhi, the 12th August, 2022

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 12th August, 2022 and is hereby published for general information:—

THE FAMILY COURTS (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2022
NO. 16 OF 2022

[12th August, 2022.]

An Act further to amend the Family Courts Act, 1984.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Seventy-third Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

1. Short title and commencement.

(1) This Act may be called the Family Courts (Amendment) Act, 2022.

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

2. Amendment of section 1.

In the Family Courts Act, 1984 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), in section 1, in sub-section (3), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:—

“Provided that it shall be deemed to have come into force in the State of Himachal Pradesh with effect from the 15th February, 2019 and in the State of Nagaland with effect from the 12th September, 2008.”.

3. Insertion of new section 3A.

After section 3 of the principal Act, the following section shall be inserted, namely:—

“3A. Validation of certain actions.

(1) The establishment of Family Courts in the State of Himachal Pradesh with effect from the 15th February, 2019 and in the State of Nagaland with effect from the 12th September, 2008 shall be deemed to be valid and always to have been valid as if the notification for appointing the date for bringing this Act in force in the States of Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland, as required under sub-section (3) of section 1, had been issued by the Central Government with effect from such dates.

(2) Anything done, any action taken, any appointment made, any duty performed, any rules made, any notification issued or purported to have been done, taken, performed, made or issued under this Act in the States of Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland prior to the commencement of the Family Courts (Amendment) Act, 2022 shall be deemed to have been validly done, taken, performed, made or issued, as the case may be, under the provisions of this Act.

(3) Every order of appointment of a person as a Judge of a Family Court and every order of posting, promotion or transfer, as the case may be, made under this Act in the States of Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland prior to the commencement of the Family Courts (Amendment) Act, 2022 shall be deemed to be validly made under the provisions of this Act.

(4) Every power exercised and function performed, every matter dealt with, every proceeding undertaken, every order, judgment, decree or sentence passed and every other act done by the Family Courts in the States of Himachal Pradesh and Nagaland prior to the commencement of the Family Courts (Amendment) Act, 2022 shall be deemed to be validly exercised, performed, dealt with, undertaken, passed or done under the provisions of this Act.”.

DR. REETA VASISHTA,
Secretary to the Govt. of India.

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