Present: Mr. S.S. Bains, Advocate
for the appellant.
Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, Advocate
for the respondent.
Applicant-wife, who is respondent in an appeal filed by the
husband, seeks maintenance pendente lite under Section 24 of the
Hindu Marriage Act to the tune of `25,000/-.
It is an admitted fact that the non-applicant/husband is working
as a Team Manager with Tech Mahindra, IT Park, Chandigarh, and drawing
a salary between `40,000/- to `45,000/- per month.
The applicant-wife claims that she has got no source of income
and is shouldering the liability of getting education to the two children born
out of the wedlock, who are studying in New Public School, Chandigarh.
Counsel for the non-applicant/husband has submitted that in
proceeding under Section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act before the lower
Court, a sum of `15,000/- per month was assessed but voluntarily,
subsequently a sum of `20,000/- was agreed to be paid to the
respondent/applicant-wife in the year 2015 as interim maintenance.
Taking into judicial notice of the escalation of prices and the
demand of the two minor school going children born out of the wedlock, a
sum of `22,000/- per month as maintenance pendente lite appears to be
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reasonable considering the income of the non-applicant/husband. The said
amount will be payable with effect from the date of application i.e.
Litigation expenses of `50,000/- are assessed to be reasonable
A sum of `20,000/- already paid shall be deductible from the
It is made clear that sum of `20,000/- paid under the agreement,
will be deductible from the amount of maintenance pendente lite ordered by
The application under Section 24 of the Hindu Marriage Act is
For payment of arrears of maintenance and litigation expenses,
to come up on 01.02.2018.
Entire arrears as calculated till 28.02.2018 will be paid on next
date of hearing.
November 24th, 2017 (AUGUSTINE GEORGE MASIH)
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