T'Puram: The Assembly on Tuesday passed The Hindu Succession (Kerala Amendment) Bill which seeks to amend the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, (a Central Act) in the state of Kerala to ensure that a pre-deceased son's property goes to his heirs after the death of the mother who inherits that property.
The Bill was enacted to replace an ordinance issued in January this year.
“Any property inherited by a female Hindu from her pre-deceased son shall devolve, not upon the other heirs referred to in sub-section (1) in order specified therein, but upon the heirs of the pre-deceased son from whom she inherited the property,” states the amendment to Section 15 of the Act.
During the discussion on the Bill, Mathew T Thomas of the JD(S) expressed doubts about the scope and applicability of the Act. Contending that a personal law travels with a person, Mathew T Thomas said the Bill was unclear on what would happen to the property of a person from Kerala if it was located in another state.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who passed the resolution for passage of the Bill, admitted that there were certain 'limitations' in the amendments. However, it would help many people get a share of the property of the deceased to which they were legally entitled, he added.
NRK’s Welfare (Amendment) Bill
The Assembly also passed the Bill which raised the upper age limit for a person to become eligible for Non-Resident Keralites Pension, from 55 years to 60 years. The Bill has retrospective effect from February 24, 2009.
Kerala Sports (Amendment) Bill, 2015
The Bill which replaced the ordinance issued on November 26 amends the rules relating to election of representatives in district and state sports councils. Speaking during the discussion on the Bill, Sports Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said that the Bill would ensure greater participation of people from the sporting arena in sports administration.