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Section 8 – The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005,

The Protection Of Women From Domestic Violence Act, 2005

 

 

8. Appointment of Protection Officers.—

 

(1) The State Government shall, by notification, appoint such number of Protection Officers in each district as it may consider necessary and shall also notify the area or areas within which a Protection Officer shall exercise the powers and perform the duties conferred on him by or under this Act.

 

(2) The Protection Officers shall as far as possible be women and shall possess such qualifications and experience as may be prescribed.

 

(3) The terms and conditions of service of the Protection Officer and the other officers subordinate to him shall be such as may be prescribed.

 

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This section empowers the State Government to appoint, by notification in the Official Gazette, such number of Protection Officers in each District as it considers necessary and also to notify the area in which such Protection Officer shall exercise the powers conferred and discharge the duties imposed under the Act. It also provides that the Protection Officers shall, as far as possible, be women and shall possess such qualifications and experience as may be laid down by the Central Government, by rules. The terms and conditions of service of the Protection Officer and the other officers subordinate to him may also be regulated by rules.

 

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