The Dowry Prohibition (Orissa Amendment) Act, 1975
Orissa Act No. 1 of 1976
(a) the position and status of the parties;
(b) the reasonable wants of the wife;
(c) the value of the wife's property and income derived from the wife's own earning or from any other source; and
(d) the amount of compensation awarded under Section 6-A.(3) The maintenance allowance so ordered shall be charged on the property, if any, of the husband, whether acquired before or after the date of the order. (4) Where a complaint has been filed by the wife for an offence under Section 6-A the husband shall not transfer any of his assets till-
(a) where no claim for maintenance has been preferred under this section, the date of expiry of the period of limitation specified in Sub-section (1) for filing such claim; and
(b) where such claim is preferred, the disposal of the claim.(5) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law, the wife may enforce any claim for maintenance against any property transferred by the husband in contravention of the provisions of Sub-section (4) as it such transfer were null and void. (6) The provisions contained in Sub-section (3) of Section 123 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 shall, so far as may be, apply to the recovery of the maintenance allowance ordered under this section." 3. Amendment of Section 8. - In Section 8 of the Principal Act, for the words "Every offence" the words, "Save as otherwise provided, every offence" shall be substituted.