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Name: Parents Care Act, 2013.
Country: Bangladesh
Subject(s): Civil, commercial and family law; Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2013
Entry into force:
ISN: BGD-2013-L-95797
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Laws of Bangladesh, Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division, Bangladesh PDF of Act in Bengali PDF of Act in Bengali (consulted on 2014-04-18)
Abstract/Citation: The Parent's Care Act, 2013, a law to ensure social security of the senior citizens, compels the children to take good care of their parents. According to the law, the children will have to take necessary steps to look after their parents and provide them with food and shelter. Each of the children will have to pay 10% of their total income regularly to their parents if they do not live with their parents. Moreover, children will have to meet their parents regularly if they live in separate residences. Furthermore, under no circumstances are children allowed to send their parents in old homes beyond their wishes. The law also allows aggrieved parents to file cases against their children if they decline to support them. A first class magistrate court will settle issues related to the violation of the law. For reconciliation of any issues, local government representatives such as chairmen, members and others authorised by them will settle the disputes. The law has the provision of Tk200,000 as fine and, in default, six months jail term for violation of the law. Spouse or any relative, including the in-laws, will be considered as offenders and will be punished if they are proved to be guilty of having objected to such support.

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