Section 17 - Prohibition of certain payments : Hindu Adoptions and
Maintenance Act 1956
What is Prohibition of certain payments? Section 17 of Hindu
Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956
Section 17 of Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act 1956 :
"Prohibition of certain payments"
17. (1) No person shall receive or agree to
receive any payment or other reward in consideration
of the adoption of any person, and no person shall
make or give or agree to make or give to any person
any payment or reward the receipt of which is
prohibited by this section.
(2) If any person contravenes the provisions of sub-section
(1), he shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extent
to six months, or with fine, or with both.
(3) No prosecution under this section shall be instituted
without the previous sanction of the State Government or an
officer authorised by the State Government in this behalf.