1)is he hindu or mulsim please clarify . if husband is hindu he cant have second marriage during subsistence of earlier marriage . such marriage would be illegal . 2)first wife can file for divorce making second wife co respondent . 3)she can file case of adultery against her husband . however second wife wont be punished for said offence . 4)if first wife complains to govt then govt may take serious view of matter . take disciplinary proceedings against second wife . The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1955 have now been amended by incorporating therein the following further provision as rule 18 (2) (now rule 21):- “No female Government shall marry any person who has a wife living without first obtaining the permission of Government.” The above principle should govern the recruitment and conditions of service of central Government servants. Accordingly, a provision to the effect that no female candidate who has married a person having already a wife living, will be eligible for recruitment to a service or post unless Government specially exempt such a candidate from the operation of this provision, may be added by the Ministries etc., in rules or orders relating to recruitment to services and posts with which they are concerned. [MHA OM No. 25/5/55-Ests., dated 31.05.1956] you can be dismissed from service .