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, 2020 – Explained

Table of contents: What is the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971? Need for the Amendment Salient provisions of MTP Amendment Bill 2020 Advantages of the proposed Bill What are the challenges associated with the present Bill? Suggestions Recently Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 is scheduled to be tabled in Rajya Sabha.… Continue reading Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 – Explained

DNA Technology Regulation Bill -Explained

Recently the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) asked the government to pay “careful attention” to the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019. The PSC mentioned the DNA Technology Bill as very technical, complex and sensitive. But the PSC also mentioned the advantages of the Bill. All this raises the important question. Is India ready… Continue reading DNA Technology Regulation Bill -Explained

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

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

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?