Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill
The Rajasthan Compulsory Registration of Marriages (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which was passed by the State Assembly recently, amends the 2009 Act to further streamline the marriage registration process. It deals with appointment of Marriage Registration Officers and the duty of parties to a marriage to submit the memorandum for registration.
According to the amendment Bill, the parents or guardians of the bridegroom who has not completed 21 years and the bride who has not completed 18 years of age are required to register within 30 days of marriage. The amendment is seen by critics as the means to legitimize child marriages.