Section 14 of Domestic Violence Act "Counselling"
1. The Magistrate may, at any stage of the proceedings
under this Act, direct the respondent or the aggrieved
person, either singly or jointly, to undergo counselling
with any member of a service provider who possess such
qualifications and experience in counselling as may be
2. Where the Magistrate has issued any direction under sub‑section (1), he shall fix the next date of hearing of the case within a period not exceeding two months.
Section 15 of Domestic Violence Act "Assistance of welfare expert"
In any proceeding under this Act, the Magistrate may secure the services of such person, preferably a woman, whether related to the aggrieved person or not, including a person engaged in promoting family welfare as he thinks fit, for the purpose of assisting him in discharging his functions
Section 16 of Domestic Violence Act "Proceedings to be held in camera"
If the Magistrate considers that the circumstances of the case so warrant, and if either party to the proceedings so desires, he may conduct the proceedings under this Act in camera.
What is Power to grant interim and ex parte orders? What is the meaning of Court to give copies of order free of cost? What is Duration and alteration of orders? Section 23, 24 and 25 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
What is Protection Officers and members of service providers to be public servants? What is Penalty for breach of protection order by respondent? Section 30 and 31 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
What is Cognizance and proof? What is Penalty for not discharging duty by Protection Officer? What is Cognizance of offence committed by Protection Officer? Section 32 33, and 34 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005
What is Protection of action taken in good faith? What is Act not in derogation of any other law? What is Power of Central Government to make rules? Section 35 36, and 37 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005