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32. Recognition of guardianship of older sibling.

Notwithstanding anything contained in any law for the time being in force, a person below the age of eighteen but not below twelve years, who has sufficient maturity of understanding and who is managing the affairs of his family affected by HIV and AIDS, shall be competent to act as guardian of other sibling below the age of eighteen years for the following purposes, namely:-

(a) admission to educational establishments;

(b) care and protection;

(c) treatment;

(d) operating bank accounts;

(e) managing property; and

(f) any other purpose that may be required to discharge his duties as a guardian.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, a family affected by HIV or AIDS means where both parents and the legal guardian is incapacitated due to HIV-related illness or AIDS or the legal guardian and parents are unable to discharge their duties in relation to such children.

Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 Back

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