IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA AT
Date of decision : 21.11.2019
CORAM: HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJAN GUPTA
HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE MANJARI NEHRU KAUL
Present: Mr. Gopal Sharma, Advocate for the appellant.
Mr. Aman Arora, Advocate for the respondent.
RAJAN GUPTA J. (ORAL)
Present appeal is directed against the order passed by court
below whereby it has accepted the application under Sectionsection 24 of the Hindu
Marriage Act and granted `10,000/- as maintenance pendente lite and
litigation expenses to the tune of `11,000/-.
We find that the maintenance granted is on the lower side as
respondent is a Havildar and is drawing a salary of `51,292/-. Under the
circumstances, we enhance the maintenance to `14,000/- per month and
disposed off the appeal.
Counsel for the appellant has also raised a plea that
maintenance pendente lite ought to have been granted from the date of
application. We do not wish to express any opinion on this issue. However,
counsel for the appellant shall be at liberty to move appropriate application
before the court below in this regard which may be decided at the stage of
November 21, 2019 (MANJARI NEHRU KAUL)
Whether speaking/reasoned: Yes/No
Whether reportable: Yes/No
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