Section 125 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1973 pertaining to "order for maintenance of wives,
children and parents" has been amended recently inter alia,
removing the ceiling on the amount of maintenance allowance and
providing for interim maintenance allowance and expenses for proceedings.
The amendment came into force with effect from September 24, 2001.
This information was given
by the Union Minister of Law, Justice and Company Affairs, Shri
Arun Jaitley in a written reply to a question from Shri N.T. Shanmugam
in the Lok Sabha today.