Category Archives: Law & Matrimony

A Guide to Law & Matrimony – Various Legal Acts associated with Matrimony in India like marriage acts, dowry, adoption, divorce, etc.

How to Check PAN Card Validity Status

Three easy steps to find out whether your PAN number is active or deactivated.

How to Check PAN Card Validity Status

The Government of India has deactivated more than11.44 lakh PAN (Permanent Account Number) cards as of July 27, 2017 mostly because of duplication or fake PAN numbers. PAN is the key identifier of taxable entity and aggregator of all financial transactions undertaken by one person. The Income Tax Department’s e-filing website can help you check PAN card validity status in a matter of minutes. There are just three steps to see whether your PAN number is still valid.

Marriage Certificate

A marriage which has already been solemnised can be registered either under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 or under the Special Marriage Act, 1954. The Hindu Marriage Act is applicable in cases where both husband and wife are Hindus, Buddhists, Jainas or Sikhs or where they have converted into any of these religions. Where either of the husband or wife or both are not Hindus, Buddhists, Jainas or Sikhs the marriage is registered under the Special Marriage Act, 1954.


Marriage among the Hindus was considered a sacramental union and it continued to be so throughout the entire Hindu period. However with changes in the society marriage among the Hindus which was essentially a sacrament partook the nature of a contract. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 covering entire India except the state of Jammu & Kashmir has reformed the Hindu law of marriage.


The practice of giving a “dowry” or a gift to a woman at marriage is said to have its origins in the system of “streedhan” (women’s share of parental wealth given to her at the time of her marriage).
With a view to eradicate the rampant social evil of dowry from the Indian society, Parliament in 1961 passed the Dowry Prohibition Act.