Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Law & Justice
11-March-2011 16:58 IST
Age of Marriage
The Law Commission of India in its 205th Report had made recommendation for a uniform age of marriage of 18 years for both boys and girls. However, the Government is of the view that the difference in the age of marriage (21 years for boys and 18 years for girls) was deliberately inserted in the statutes in view of the social realities.

This information was given by Dr.M.Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice in the Lok Sabha in a written reply.