The concept has been mentioned by Prime Minister Modi during his Independence Day address in 2013.
It’s been a year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated he was reviewing the idea of raising the marriageable age for women from 18 to 21. The concept has been mentioned by Prime Minister Modi during his Independence Day address in 2013.
“Daughters and sisters are always a priority for our administration. Marriage at a young age is vital to prevent the females from suffering from malnutrition “He had stated so, as Prime Minister. Men must be at least 21 to get married, while women must be at least 18 at this time.
Changes to the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, Special Marriage Act, and the Hindu Marriage Act are being considered by the government in order to implement the proposal. The idea gained the support of an NITI Aayog task committee led by Jaya Jaitly.
Top government expert VK Paul, top officials from the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Law Ministry were part of the task group that was established in June last year.
As a result of the task force’s emphasis that a woman must be at least 21 at the time of her first pregnancy, the proposals were presented in December. Families, society and children all benefit financially, socially and health-wise by delaying weddings, according to the study.
We quoted Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan as saying, “We welcome this step.” “You made the right choice. As a result, the young women will be able to focus on their studies. In the future, they will be allowed to live their lives as they see fit. They’ll also be able to secure better jobs as a result.”