The Government of NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021- Explained, Pointwise

Introduction The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 or the NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021 got introduced in Lok Sabha. It amends certain provisions related to the distribution of powers and responsibilities among the L-G (Lieutenant Governor) and the Delhi legislative assembly. The issue of power tussle between the L-G… Continue reading The Government of NCT of Delhi (Amendment) Bill 2021- Explained, Pointwise

The Mandal case and Reservation in India – Explained, Pointwise

Introduction Supreme Court (SC) may examine the 50% reservation cap set by the Mandal case ruling of 1992(Also known as Indra Sawhney case). The decision was taken during the examination of the constitutional validity of the Maratha reservation policy of the Maharashtra government. During the hearing, the SC asked states whether they are in favour… Continue reading The Mandal case and Reservation in India – Explained, Pointwise

Amendments proposed to the Juvenile Justice Act – Explained pointwise

Table of contents: Who is Juvenile in India? Salient provisions of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act 2015 What are the issues with the present Act? What are the Proposed amendments by the Ministry of WCD? Suggestions to improve the implementation of Act Recently Union Cabinet has approved the proposal to amend… Continue reading Amendments proposed to the Juvenile Justice Act – Explained pointwise

Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Introduced: Lok Sabha (2nd March 2020) Passed: Lok Sabha (17th March 2020) Passed: Rajya Sabha (16th March 2021) Present status: Received assent on 25th Mar 2021 and converted to act Ministry: Health and Family Welfare Table of contents: What is the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971? Need for the Amendment Salient provisions of… Continue reading Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2021

DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019

Introduced: Lok Sabha (8th July 2019) Present status: Standing Committee gave its report on 3rd Feb 2021 Ministry: Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Need for such DNA Technology Bill in India: First, countries having such legislation like the USA, have proved a significant increase in conviction rate. According to NCRB, India’s conviction rate is… Continue reading DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019

The POCSO Act and associated issues

Bombay High Court in Satheesh vs State of Maharastra case acquitted a man of sexual charges under the POCSO ( Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) act. The court cited the stringent Mandatory Minimum Sentence provision in the POCSO act and punished the person based on the IPC section 354 (Outraging the modesty of women).… Continue reading The POCSO Act and associated issues

Contradictions between farm laws and the MSP system

This article has been created based on the Indian Express article “Misunderstanding the MSP”   Synopsis- Mere amendments to farm laws will not solve the MSP issue, as the MSP system may not be able to face the private system of farm laws. Syllabus– GS Paper III (Issues related to direct and indirect farm subsidies and minimum support prices)… Continue reading Contradictions between farm laws and the MSP system

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

In this latest judgment related to the SC/ST Act, the Supreme Court has said:   What was the case? Since the incident occurred within four walls in the absence of the public, he can be tried under ordinary criminal law but not under the SC/ST act. Article 17 of the constitution abolished the practice of… Continue reading SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act: New developments and Evolution

Farm bills 2020: Can Punjab challenge a central law?

Good evening dear reader. Here is our 7pm editorial Summary for today Farm bills and Punjab’s bills against them Punjab bills About farm bills and associated concerns Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation), bill 2020 Issues with Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020: Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on… Continue reading Farm bills 2020: Can Punjab challenge a central law?