Not 18 years, Parents have to be upbringing their son till graduation: Supreme Court


Terming the graduation as New Basic Education, the Supreme Court has asked a person to raise his son, not 18, but till his graduation. A bench of Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice MR Shah on Thursday changed the order of the family court in which a Health Department employee of the Government of Karnataka has to bear the expenses of education for the son till the age of 18. Was asked for

The apex court termed the graduate as New Basic Education, reversing the decision of the family court

"It is not enough in today's situation to provide financial help till the age of 18, because now the basic degree is obtained only after finishing college," the bench said.

In fact, the worker working in the health department got divorced from his first wife in June 2005, after which the family court in September 2017 ordered that person to pay Rs 20 thousand per month for raising the child. He later approached the High Court. On not getting relief, that person moved to the Supreme Court.

Government worker said, how to give salary only 21 thousand, then 20 thousand

It was argued in the Supreme Court by the government worker that the salary that comes into his hands is about 21 thousand. Our client has got married for the second time and has two children from the second marriage, so it is impossible to give 20 thousand rupees per month to the son born from the first marriage.

After all, what is the fault of the child in this

The lawyer appearing on behalf of the government employee also said in the Supreme Court, the divorce was caused between us because the wife had an illicit relationship with another person. The bench rejected the argument that you cannot blame the child for this.

After all, what is the fault of the child in this? The bench also said that when you have a second marriage, you will be well aware that you also have to take care of the child born from the first marriage.

Asked to pay 10 thousand rupees per month

Advocate Gaurav Aggarwal, appearing for the child and mother in the court, said, "It would be better if the father is instructed to pay a lesser amount for maintenance every month, but the maintenance amount will continue till he takes a bachelor's degree."

The Bench, asking the proposal to be appropriate, has asked the person to give Rs 10,000 for the maintenance of the son from March 2021. It is also said that every financial year, this amount will have to be increased by one rupee.