Report No. 132
1.3. Facets of the problem.-
The main areas in which the working of the provision has revealed the need for re-conditioning are:-
(1) The determination of the right to maintenance and the quantum of the monthly allowance;
(2) The procedural delay in securing a verdict;
(3) The hardship experienced in recovering the sum awarded by the court; and
(4) The existence of certain provisions which result in serious hardship and grave injustice.
1.4. The Commission had issued a questionnaire concerning the principal issues to which a large number of responses were received. It will be appropriate to proceed to examine the issues concerning re-conditioning of the concerned provisions after dealing with the questionnaire and the responses evoked by the same.