The Government Approves Changes To RTI Act


In a controversial move, the Union Cabinet, on August 1, approved changes to the Right to Information Act to block political parties from being covered under RTI. These amendments would exempt parties from being obliged to share details of their funding or how they choose their candidates. The move has come in the wake of the Central Information Commission … [Read more...]

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The National Green Tribunal Act, 2009

The National Green Tribunal Act 2009

Current Status: The National Green Tribunal Bill, 2009 was passed by the Lok Sabha on April 30, 2010 and the Rajya Sabha on May 5, 2010 Ministry: Environment and Forests The National Green Tribunal Act 2010 was approved by the President of India on June 2, 2010. It provides for establishment of National Green Tribunal- a special fast-track court for … [Read more...]

The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Act, 2010

Energy Conservation

  Current Status: The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2010 was passed by the Lok Sabha on May 4, 2010 and the Rajya Sabha on August 17, 2010 Ministry: Power Considering the vast potential of energy savings and benefits of energy efficiency, the Government of India enacted the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 (52 of 2001). The Act provides for the … [Read more...]

The Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Act, 2010

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010

Current Status: Rules, the Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Bill 2010 was passed by the Lok Sabha on August 25, 2010 and the Rajya Sabha on August 30, 2010. Ministry: Dept. of Atomic Energy The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act that was passed by the Parliament in August 2010 limits the liability of the operator in case of a nuclear incident. It … [Read more...]

Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010


The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act, 2010 has been enacted by the Central Government to provide for registration and regulation of all clinical establishments in the country with a view to prescribing the minimum standards of facilities and services provided by them. The Act has taken effect in the four states namely, Arunachal … [Read more...]

Centre Notifies New Copyright Rules 2013


The Copyright Rules, 2013 has been notified by the Copyright Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development on 14th March, 2013. The amendments to the existing provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957 and introduction of new provisions under the Copyright(Amendment) Act, 2012, which came into the force on 21st June, 2012, … [Read more...]

POCSO Act – Providing Child-Friendly Judicial Process

Child Abuse

India is home to the largest child population in the world, with almost 42 per cent of the total population under eighteen years of age. Needless to say, the health and security of the country’s children is integral to any vision for its progress and development. One of the issues marring this vision for the country’s future generations is the evil of … [Read more...]

Section 66(A) Of The Information Technology Act Creates Controversy

Section 66

In the wake of recent events in Maharashtra and the Apex court’s intervention, the Government has issued new guidelines to the states that an officer not below the rank of DCP will decide on filing of cases under section 66A of IT Act. The guidelines have come in the wake of alleged misuse of the section in recent few cases. The decision came after the … [Read more...]

The Prevention Of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2011


Important Info: Ministry: Ministry of Finance Current Status: Lok Sabha passed it on November 29, 2012 Introduction: Introduced in the Lok Sabha on Dec 27, 2011 The Lok Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2011 on November 29, 2012. The Bill will be a step towards fulfilling commitments made at the Financial Action … [Read more...]

Amendments To The “Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986


The Union Cabinet on October 11 approved the introduction of Amendments to the "Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986" in Parliament. #adsense# Key amendments proposed are as follows: Broaden the scope of the law to cover the audio-visual media and material in electronic form Penalties to be enhanced to a maximum of three years … [Read more...]