Amendments to Act regulating major airports passed in LS

Source: Livemint What is the News? Lok Sabha has passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021. Purpose of the Bill: The Bill seeks to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008. The 2008 Act established the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). AERA regulates tariffs and other charges (such… Continue reading Amendments to Act regulating major airports passed in LS

Distressing’ and ‘shocking’ that people are still tried under Section 66A of IT Act, says SC

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Supreme Court has expressed shock at the practice of police registering FIRs under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act. The act was struck down by the SC in the 2015 judgment in the Shreya Singhal case. What is the issue? A petition has been filed in… Continue reading Distressing’ and ‘shocking’ that people are still tried under Section 66A of IT Act, says SC

Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

Present Status: Open for public suggestions till 14th Jul 2021 About Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021 Objectives: To prevent and counter trafficking in persons, especially women and children. To provide for care, protection, and rehabilitation to the victims, while respecting their rights To create a supportive legal, economic and social environment… Continue reading Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Care and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021

Juvenile Justice Act inadequate in dealing with juveniles under-16

Source: TOI What is the news? The Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court has observed that the present law (Juvenile Justice Act) dealing with children aged below 16 in heinous-crime cases as juvenile offenders is “totally inadequate and ill equipped”. Background Court made the observations on June 25 while dismissing a criminal revision… Continue reading Juvenile Justice Act inadequate in dealing with juveniles under-16

Repeal draft Cinematograph Bill: film fraternity writes to I&B ministry

Source: Indian Express  What is the News? The Film Fraternity has written a letter to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting(I&B) to withdraw the Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021. About the Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021. The Draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 makes an amendment to the Cinematograph Act,1952. The bill gives the union government… Continue reading Repeal draft Cinematograph Bill: film fraternity writes to I&B ministry

Indian Vessels Bill, 2021

Introduced: Lok Sabha (22nd Jul 2021) Passed in Lok Sabha on 29.07.2021 Present status: Forwarded to Rajya Sabha About Indian Vessels Bill, 2021: Indian Vessels Bill seeks to replace the Inland Vessels Act, 1917. The bill aims to regulate the safety, security and registration of inland vessels. Key Features of the Indian Vessels Bill, 2021:… Continue reading Indian Vessels Bill, 2021

Model Tenancy Act: Need and Challenges – Explained, pointwise.

Introduction The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister has approved the Model Tenancy Act and circulated it to all States/Union Territories. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had earlier released the draft guidelines in July 2019. The Act aims to bridge the trust deficit between tenants and landlords by clearly delineating their obligations.… Continue reading Model Tenancy Act: Need and Challenges – Explained, pointwise.

Model Tenancy Act

Introduced: The Bill was introduced as a Government Bill (Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) Present Status: Model Act is enacted and circulated to States Aim of the Act: To create a vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive rental housing market in the country. It will address the issue of homelessness by creating adequate rental housing stock… Continue reading Model Tenancy Act

Impact of New FCRA Rules on Relief Work of NGOs – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The second wave of Pandemic has struck the country very hard. There has been an enormous rise in Covid-19 cases reaching around 4 lakh/day. This necessitates active participation from all the stakeholders including NGOs. However, NGOs are not able to contribute much due to the stringent conditions imposed on them by the Foreign Contribution… Continue reading Impact of New FCRA Rules on Relief Work of NGOs – Explained, Pointwise

FCRA Amendments are Crippling Work of NGOs

What is the News? The FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Amendment) Act, 2020 has affected the work of many NGOs. They are facing difficulties in receiving foreign funds. FCRA Amendment Act, 2020: The amendment has made it compulsory for the NGOs to open an exclusive Bank account with the State Bank of India in New Delhi… Continue reading FCRA Amendments are Crippling Work of NGOs