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I have read some of your answers on property disputes. Here, I have one question, which you can address with your knowledge.
My father expired two years back. He had bank deposits of about 10 lakhs out of which some have a nomination and some have a joint holder on either or survivor basis and some amount on hand drawn for treatment in last days. This cash is with a brother who is agreeing that it is father's amount.We have our mother and we are three brothers and three sisters. As  you had given a general indication, the daughters got slightly more over a period of time than sons , but they still have a legal right on left out property as per law.. Now whether the amount which has a joint holder will belong to joint holder or not is one of the questions. Our mother gets family pension. Our brothers say that she can live with pension and the amount be shared by three brothers. I feel that she should get 1/7 of the amount as there is no will and sisters should get 1/7 each. Another argument was that mother should get total amount which she can give off to any body, which I feel is again not legal, though appears right advise

In the event of death of the holder of the Fixed Deposit,the amount will be given to the survivin Joint-Holder/Nominee as mentioned in the Application form.Otherwise,it will be distributed as per the Succession Certificate to be issued by the court.It has no relevancy with whether your mother getting pension or not.In case,the holder dies after making a WILL, in the absence of Nominee/Joint Holder,it will be given to the persons mentioned in the WILL.However, you may consult the concerned bank and follow their advice in the matter.

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I have experience of dealing with matters relating to holdings of board/general meetings,maintenance of statutory registers,filing of necessary returns with the RoC,obtaining licenses for import,replies to Parliament Questions,dealing with the Parliamentary Committees,appearing before various courts to defend my employers,filing affidavits/counter -affidavits,preparing written statements/re-joinder,giving advice to management on complicated legal issues,preparation,drafting and vetting of contracts etc. I have more than 35 years of experiences to deal with the Company Law and Other Commercial Laws of leading Organisations in the country both in Public as well as Private Sectors.

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Obtained ''A'' Grade Certificate in the Parliamentary Procedure from the Secy. General of Parliament in 1994-95.It was in connection with a training course conducted by the BPE for PSU Executives.

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I am presently working as a Company Secretary in Old World Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.located in Delhi.It is engaged in Hospitality Industry.It has Units in India and abroad.It has been given the responsibility to look after operation & Management of ''India Habetat Centre'' located at Lodhi Road,New Delhi.

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