4. Jurisdiction of regional Dowry Prohibition Officer.

The area in respect of which the Regional dowry Prohibition Officer has to exercise jurisdiction and power under subsection (1) of Section 8B of the Act shall be the area specified for the purpose in these Rules as given below, or as subsequently modified by a notification of the state

Government in the official Gazette.-

  1. The Regional dowry Prohibition Officer (North Zone) shall have territorial jurisdiction over the districts of Kasaragode, Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Malappuram and Palakkad.
  2. The Regional Dowry Prohibition Officer (Central Zone) shall have territorial jurisdiction over the districts of Thrissur, Eranakulam, Idukki and Kottayam.
  3. The Regional Dowry Prohibition Officer (South Zone) shall have territorial jurisdiction over the districts of Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram.