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What are Appointment of Protection Officers? What are the Duties and functions of Protection Officers? Section 8 and 9 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

 
 

Appointment of Protection Officers and Duties and functions of Protection Officers are defined under section 8 and 9 of Domestic Violence Act 2005. Provisions under these sections are:

Section 8 of Domestic Violence Act "Appointment of Protection Officers"

1. The State Government shall, by notification, appoint such number of Protection Officers in each district as it may consider necessary and shall also notify the area or areas within which a Protection Officer shall exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred on him by or under this Act.

 

 

2. The Protection Officers shall as far as possible be women and shall possess such qualifications and experience as may be prescribed.
3. The terms and conditions of service of the Protection Officer and the other officers subordinate to him shall be such as may be prescribed.

 
 

Section 9 of Domestic Violence Act "Duties and functions of Protection Officers"

1. It shall be the duty of the Protection Officer—

a. to assist the Magistrate in the discharge of his functions under this Act;

b. to make a domestic incident report to the Magistrate, in such form and in such manner as may be prescribed, upon receipt of a complaint of domestic violence and forward copies thereof to the police officer in charge of the police station within the local limits of whose jurisdiction domestic violence is alleged to have been committed and to the service providers in that area;

c. to make an application in such form and in such manner as may be prescribed to the Magistrate, if the aggrieved person so desires, claiming relief for issuance of a protection order;

d. to ensure that the aggrieved person is provided legal aid under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987 (39 of 1987) and make available free of cost the prescribed form in which a complaint is to be made;

e. to maintain a list of all service providers providing legal aid or counselling, shelter homes and medical facilities in a local area within the jurisdiction of the Magistrate;

f. to make available a safe shelter home, if the aggrieved person so requires and forward a copy of his report of having lodged the aggrieved person in a shelter home to the police station and the Magistrate having jurisdiction in the area where the shelter home is situated;

g. to get the aggrieved person medically examined, if she has sustained bodily injuries and forward a copy of the medical report to the police station and the Magistrate having jurisdiction in the area where the domestic violence is alleged to have been taken place;

h. to ensure that the order for monetary relief under section 20 is complied with and executed, in accordance with the procedure prescribed under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974);

i. to perform such other duties as may be prescribed.

2. The Protection Officer shall be under the control and supervision of the Magistrate, and shall perform the duties imposed on him by the Magistrate and the Government by, or under, this Act.

 

Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are the definitions in Domestic Violence Act? Section 2 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Definition of domestic violence? Section 3 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Information to Protection Officer and exclusion of liability of informant? Section 4 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are the Duties of police officers, service providers and Magistrate? Section 5 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are the Duties of shelter homes? What are the Duties of medical facilities? Section 6 and 7 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are Appointment of Protection Officers? What are the Duties and functions of Protection Officers? Section 8 and 9 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

Who are Service providers? What are the Duties of Government? Section 10 and 11 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Application to Magistrate? What is Service of notice? Section 12 and 13 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Counseling? What is Assistance of welfare expert? How Proceedings to be held in camera? Section 14, 15 and 16 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What is Right to reside in a shared household? What are Protection orders? What are Residence orders? Section 17, 18 and 19 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

What are Monetary relief? What are Custody orders? What are Compensation orders? Section 20, 21 and 22 of The Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act 2005

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 Relief in other suits and legal proceedings? What is Jurisdiction? What is Procedure? What is Appeal? Section 26, 27, 28 and 29 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

 

 

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