The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 and other allied laws.


  The Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006 (PCMA, 2006) was notified on 10 January 2007 to overcome the constraints of the former legislations in effectively dealing with the problem of child marriages in India and to put in place a comprehensive mechanism. It came into force on 1 November 2007. In this handbook, the contents and provisions of the act have been simplified for the benefit of the user by using user-friendly language. This handbook has been jointly prepared by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India with support from UNICEF, India country office. 


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