Two-child limit to become Panchayat member won't include step-children but will include children from previous marriage: Bombay High Court

The Nagpur Bench clarified that the expression “two children” in Section 14 of Maharashtra Village Panchayat Act would mean children for whose birth the concerned member is responsible.
Nagpur Bench, Bombay High Court
Nagpur Bench, Bombay High Court

The two-child limit under Section 14 of the Maharashtra Village Panchayat Act to be eligible to become a panchayat member will include biological children from a previous marriage but will not include step-children from a subsisting or current marriage, the Bombay High Court recently clarified. [Khairunisa Sheikh Chand v. Chandrashekhar Daulatrao Chincholkar & Ors]

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