Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Law & Justice
11-May-2012 17:22 IST

The Government has said that no panel has been set up for providing equal property rights among couples applicable to live-in-partners too. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of Law & Justice, Shri Salman Khurshid said that however, the Working Group on Women’s Agency and Empowerment for 12th Plan constituted by the Planning Commission under the Chairpersonship of Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, has, inter-alia recommended that a comprehensive “Right to Marital Property Act”, applicable to all communities, may be enacted which should treat all the movable and immovable assets that a married couple or a couple living together have acquired, as joint property, which can be divided at the time of separation/ desertion, regardless of who has bought the property.