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Section 20 – The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890

The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890


20. Fiduciary relation of guardian to ward.-


(1) A guardian stands in a fiduciary relation to his ward, and, save as provided by the will or other instrument, if any, by which he was appointed, or by his act, he must not make any profit out of his office.


The fiduciary relation of a guardian to his ward extends to and affects purchases by the guardian of the property of the ward, and by the ward of the property of the guardian, immediately or soon after the ward has ceased to be a minor and generally all transactions between them while the influence of the guardian still lasts or is recent.




The mother would not be denied her right to relief even though she has filed the application for custody of children after 21/2 years; Ran Prasad v. Poornima, AIR 1985 NOC 14 (Del).



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