The concept of parenting plan in child custody/interim custody/child visitation decisions is relatively new in India. The main reasons are this are to do with both statute, and also how historical precedents in child custody cases have considered child custody to be a decision about whether sole custody of child to be given to mother OR to father, and the other non-custodial parent can at best get some visitation rights of few hours in a month to show child love and affection, as the expression goes. The concept of joint/shared custody being considered for welfare of child is something which is slowly percolating through courts.
Law Commission of India in its May 2015 report number 257 on “Reforms in Guardianship and Custody Laws in India” has recognized the need for amendment to both laws and guidelines related to custody and guardianship.
The report (PDF) can be downloaded from http://lawcommissionofindia.nic.in/reports/Report%20No.257%20Custody%20Laws.pdf
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