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.



Section 2 - Application of Act

Section 3 - Definitions

Section 4 - Overriding effect of Act


Section 5 - Adoptions to be regulated by this Chapter



Section 6 - Requisites of a valid adoption

Section 7 - Capacity of a male Hindu to take in adoption

Section 8 - Capacity of a female Hindu to take in adoption

Section 9 - Persons capable of giving in adoption

Section 10 - Persons who may be adopted



Section 11 - Other conditions for a valid adoption

Section 12 - Effects of adoption

Section 13 - Right of adoptive parents to dispose of their properties

Section 14 - Determination of adoptive mother in certain cases

Section 15 - Valid adoption not to be cancelled



Section 16 - Presumption as to registered documents relating to adoption

Section 17 - Prohibition of certain payments


Section 18 - Maintenance of wife

Section 19 - Maintenance of widowed daughter-in-law

Section 20 - Maintenance of children and aged parents

Section 21 - Dependants defined

Section 22 - Maintenance of dependants

Section 23 - Amount of maintenance

Section 24 - Claimant to maintenance should be a Hindu

Section 25 - Amount of maintenance may be altered on change of circumstances

Section 26 - Debts to have priority

Section 27 - Maintenance when to be a charge

Section 28 - Effect of transfer of property on right to maintenance


Section 29 - Repeals

Section 30 - Savings

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