Draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020

Initial status: Ministry had circulated the draft Indian Ports Bill 2020 for inputs from stakeholders. Feedback incorporated in the draft Indian Ports Bill, 2021 Present status: Draft Indian Ports Bill, 2021 is under consultative stage. About Draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020 Ministry: Ports, Shipping and Waterways Aim:  To enable the structured growth and sustainable development… Continue reading Draft Indian Ports Bill, 2020

Karnataka’s cow protection bill

Context: The Karnataka’s cow protection bill, like similar laws in other states affects rural economy. Background Recently, Karnataka state’s Vidhan Sabha passed the contentious cattle protection bill that had been passed by the state assembly 10 years ago which could not enter the statute book because the governor refused assent. What are the issues involved?… Continue reading Karnataka’s cow protection bill

ISSUE OF INTERFAITH MARRIAGES AND LAWS IN INDIA

The article is based on The Big Picture: Special Marriage Act and Indian Express Explained, Roll it back appeared in the month of November.  Context: The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared an ordinance that enables the state to police and punish inter-faith marriages with “the sole intention of changing a girl’s religion”. Important provisions of… Continue reading ISSUE OF INTERFAITH MARRIAGES AND LAWS IN INDIA

Govt. seeks comments on draft Industrial Relations Code rules

News: Union Labour and Employment Ministry has published the draft rules framed under the Industrial Relations Code,2020. Facts: Industrial Relations Code combines and simplifies relevant provisions of three Central Labour Acts: Trade Unions Act,1926, the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act,1946, and the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. Key Highlights of the Draft Rules: Exit provisions relating… Continue reading Govt. seeks comments on draft Industrial Relations Code rules

SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: New developments and Evolution

SC has delivered a judgment in a recent appeal filed by a person booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly abusing a Dalit woman in her house. SC judgment on SC/ST (PoA)act In this latest judgment related to the SC/ST Act, the Supreme Court has said:   All types of intimidations or… Continue reading SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: New developments and Evolution

National Forensic Science University Bill 2020

Introduced: Lok Sabha (23rd March 2020) Passed: Lok Sabha (20th Sept 2020) Passed: Rajya Sabha (22nd Sept 2020) Present status: Received assent on 28th Sept 2020 & converted to Act. About National Forensic Science University Bill, 2020 Ministry: Home Affairs Aim:  It establishes National Forensic Science University as an institute of national importance. The proposed… Continue reading National Forensic Science University Bill 2020

Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) – 2020 News: The Defence Minister has unveiled the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) – 2020 Facts: Key Features: Notify a List of Weapons/Platforms for Ban on Import: Relevant incorporation has been done in the DAP to ensure that NO equipment as mentioned in the list is procured ex import post timelines… Continue reading Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020

Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions, 2018

Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions, 2018 In News: Lok Sabha has cleared three labour code Bills viz the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020, Code on Social Security Bill, 2020 and Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020. Key Features of Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions, 2018… Continue reading Labour Code on Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions, 2018

Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare, 2017

In News: Lok Sabha has cleared three labour code Bills viz the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020, Code on Social Security Bill, 2020 and Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020 Key Features of Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare, 2017 Consolidation of multiple laws: It will replace nine social security laws,… Continue reading Labour Code on Social Security & Welfare, 2017

Labour Code on Industrial relations, 2020

In News: Lok Sabha has cleared three labour code Bills viz the Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2020, Code on Social Security Bill, 2020 and Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code Bill, 2020 Objectives Labour Code on Industrial relations bill, 2020 It aims to create greater labour market flexibility to encourage entrepreneurs to engage in… Continue reading Labour Code on Industrial relations, 2020

Labour Rights Codes on wages Bill

Introduced: Lok Sabha (23rd July 2019) Passed: Lok Sabha (30th July 2019) Passed: Rajya Sabha (2nd Aug 2019) Present status: Received assent on 8th August, 2019. Ministry: Labour and Employment Objectives of the Labour Rights Codes on wages Bill, 2019 The bill seeks to consolidate laws relating to wages by replacing- Payment of Wages Act,… Continue reading Labour Rights Codes on wages Bill

FCRA 2010 to 2020: Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act evolution

In News: Recently, Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 was introduced in the Lok Sabha. The Bill amends the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. What is FCRA? Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act: It is an act of Parliament enacted in 1976 and amended in 2010 to regulate foreign donations and to ensure that such contributions do… Continue reading FCRA 2010 to 2020: Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act evolution

Essential Commodities Amendment Bill, 2020

Introduced: Lok Sabha (14th Sept 2020) Passed: Lok Sabha (15th Sept 2020) Passed: Rajya Sabha (22nd Sept 2020) Present status: Received assent on 26th Sept 2020 & converted to Act. But recently the government has repealed the Act. Ministry: Consumer Affairs and Food Distribution Objectives Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 amends the Essential Commodities Act,… Continue reading Essential Commodities Amendment Bill, 2020

Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

Introduced: Lok Sabha Passed: Lok Sabha Passed: Rajya Sabha Present status: Received assent of the President on 24th Sept 2020 & converted to Act. But recently the government has repealed the Act. Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 is aimed to provide a legal contract for farmers to… Continue reading Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation), bill 2020

Introduced: Lok Sabha (14th Sept 2020) Passed: Lok Sabha (17th Sept 2020) Passed: Rajya Sabha (20th Sept 2020) Present status: Received assent of the President on 24th Sept 2020 & converted to Act. But recently the government has repealed the Act. About Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation), bill 2020 Ministry: Agriculture and… Continue reading Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation), bill 2020

Foreign Contribution Regulation amendment Act (FCRA), 2020

Introduced: Lok Sabha (20th Sept 2020) Passed: Lok Sabha (21st Sept 2020) Passed: Rajya Sabha (23rd Sept 2020) Present status: Received assent of the President on 28th Sept 2020 & converted to Act. Background of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)  The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) was first brought in by the Indira Gandhi government… Continue reading Foreign Contribution Regulation amendment Act (FCRA), 2020