Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018 for regulation and standardisation of education and services by allied and healthcare...

Regulations for Drones In India

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a Drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. UAVs are a component of an...

Scheduled Castes and Tribes Amendment Bill 2018

The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill 2018 which was passed by the Lok Sabha on 6th August 2018,...

Banking Regulatory Powers in India

The powers of RBI are wide-ranging and comprehensive to deal with various situations that may emerge in all banks, irrespective of ownership i.e. the...

Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill

Union Cabinet of India has cleared the law for making Triple Talaq illegal. The Supreme Court, in August made the practice of instant talaq...

New Rules for Rewards to Informers of Narcotics Drugs

The Government of India has issued new reward guidelines called “The guidelines for grant of rewards to be paid to the officers, informers and...

IBBI (Grievance and Complaint Handling ) Regulations

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has notified the IBBI (Grievance and Complaint Handling Procedure) Regulations, 2017 in the Gazette of India...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Law in India

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 (FRDI Bill), introduced in the Lok Sabha on August 11, 2017, is under consideration of the...

Mineral Auction Rules in India: Latest Amendments

Recently, the consensus emerged that the Mineral Auction Rules need to be amended to make the process more pragmatic without sacrificing the checks on...

The IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations 2017

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) had notified the IBBI (Information Utilities) Regulations, 2017 on 31st March, 2017. These regulations provided that ordinarily...

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2017

The Union Law ministry has approved Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017 to empower government to confiscate property of economic offenders and defaulters who flee...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley on August 10,...

Main Provisions of ‘Code on Wages Bill’

As part of labour law reforms, the Government has undertaken the exercise of rationalisation of the 38 Labour Acts by framing 4 labour codes...

‘Section 377’ of IPC in News

Section 377, titled “unnatural offences”, was enacted by the British after First War of Independence in 1857. Prior to that, sexual activities, including amongst...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill: Provisions

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Finance, Mr. Arun Jaitley on August 10,...

The Code on Wages Bill 2017

The Code on Wages, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Labour, Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya on August 10, 2017. It seeks to...

Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Ordinance

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of the Finance Ministry to promulgate an ordinance to suitably amend the Goods and...

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill Passed

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017. The Bill replaces the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, that was passed in May...

Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced a Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2017 in parliament to replace the non-performing assets ordinance, which came into effect earlier...

Minority Institutions Right under Article 30(1) is Absolute

The Supreme Court Bench comprising Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice R. Banumathi held that minority educational institutions have absolute right to appoint qualified persons...

Supreme Court on Misuse of Section 498A of IPC

The Supreme Court has expressed serious concern over the misuse of Section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code relating to dowry and harassment of...

IIIT Public Private Partnership Bill 2017

Rajya Sabha passed the Indian Institute of Information Technology Public Private Partnership (IIIT-PPP) Bill 2017. The bill has already been passed in Lok Sabha. This...

‘NITSER Act’ Amendment Bill Passed

NITSER (National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research) Amendment Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha. The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on...

‘AMASR Act’ of India in News

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (or AMASR Act) is an act of parliament of the government of India that provides...

What Pranab Mukherjee Said on ‘Ordinance’?

Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee during his farewell speech on his last day in office has cautioned the governments in using the 'Ordinance...

Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill

Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017 was passed unanimously in the Rajya Sabha. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework for...

Human DNA Profiling Bill in India

Human DNA Profiling Bill is a proposed legislation in India. The bill will allow the government to establish a National DNA Data Bank and...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board Notifies Rules

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India ('IBBI') was established under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 ('Code'). IBBI has notified the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board...

Maharashtra Prohibition of Social Boycott Bill

Maharashtra has become the first State in the country to enact a law against social boycott from caste panchayats. President Pranab Mukherjee has given his...

Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill

The union government has introduced the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill  2017 to establish the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy in...

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance

President Pranab Mukherjee has given assent to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Karnataka Amendment) Ordinance 2017. It has now cleared the way for resuming...

Major Port Authorities Bill 2016

The Government has approved the draft Major Port Authorities (MPAs) Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act (MPTA), 1963 to empower...

Law Commission Recommends Compulsory Marriage Registration

The Law Commission of India submitted its 270th Report titled ‘Compulsory Registration of Marriages’ to the Government. The Law Commission of India is of the...

Legal Metrology Packaged Commodities Rules Amended

Use of proper, accurate and standard weights and measures are very important for effective functioning of any economy, as it plays an indispensable role...

Fast Track Insolvency Resolution Regulations

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), in exercise of its powers conferred by sections 58, 196 and 208 read with section 240...

Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill 2017

The Union Cabinet it its latest meeting has approved the proposal to introduce a Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017. The Bill would provide for...

New Safe Harbour Regime Notified by CBDT

In order to reduce transfer pricing disputes, to provide certainty to taxpayers, to align safe harbour margins with industry standards and to enlarge the...

New Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules

In May 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified new rules on Prevention of cruelty to animals and banned the trade...

Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill in News

India proposed a new legislation to confiscate assets of offenders who leave the country to escape legal actions. It is widely felt that the spectre...

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Act

Union Cabinet of India has approved the introduction of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament. To make way for certain...

Public Premises Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants Act

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for amendment in Section 2 and Section 3 of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,...

New Real Estate Regulation Act Comes Into Force

Regulation of real estate sector involving over 76,000 companies across the county becomes a reality from May 1, 2017 with the Real Estate (Regulation...

Mental Health Care Bill Passed by Parliament

The Parliament passed the ‘Mental Healthcare Bill’ in the Lok Sabha that decriminalises suicide attempt by mentally ill people and provides services for people...

Three Legal Aid and Empowerment Initiatives Launched

Minister of Law & Justice and Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad launched the three key legal aid and empowerment initiatives of the Department...

Constitution 123rd Amendment Bill 2017

The Union Cabinet has given: (I) Ex-post facto approval for introduction of (i) Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and (ii) National Commission...

List of Bills Passed During Recent Parliament Session

The Budget Session 2017 of Parliament commenced on 31st January, 2017 has been adjourned sine die on 12th April, 2017. Three main highlights of...

Corporate Voluntary Liquidation Process Regulations

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), in exercise of its powers conferred by sections 59, 196 and 208 read with section 240...

Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill: Main Provisions

Every year 5 lakh road accidents are reported in the country in which 1.5 lakh people lose their lives. Government aims to reduce the...

West Bengal Clinical Establishments Act Passed

The Legislative Assembly of West Bengal passed the West Bengal Clinical Establishments (Registration, Regulation and Transparency) Bill, 2017. The legislation repealed the West Bengal Clinical Establishments...

Regulation of Disciplinary Control Over Lawyers

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Mahipal Singh Rana v. State of UP, AIR 2016 SC 3302, directed the...

Law Commission Submits Report on Hate Speech

Law Commission of India has submitted its 267th report on ‘hate speech’.  According to the Commission, "hate speech generally is an incitement to hatred...

Rajya Sabha Passes HIV and AIDS (Prevention & Control) Bill

The Rajya Sabha passed the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) (Prevention) and Control) Bill 2014, to ensure equal rights...

Union Cabinet Approves Four GST Bills

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following four GST related bills: 1. The Central Goods and Services Tax...

Right to Education Act Amendment Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved the amendment to Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009. This will ensure that all...

Amendments to NABARD Act Approved

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following proposals: (a) Amendments to National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act,...

Amendment in Customs and Excise Act Approved

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the following proposals: i. Amendment to the Customs Act, 1962; ii. Amendments to the Customs...

Anti-Discrimination And Equality Bill Introduced

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has introduced the Anti-Discrimination and Equality Bill in Parliament on March 10, 2017. This bill aims to make the constitutional rights of...

Enemy Property Bill Passed by Parliament

The Lok Sabha passed the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which provides power to the government to seize properties left behind by...

Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill

Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti introduced Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Lok Sabha. The Inter-State...

Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill

Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced the Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha to declare the FDDI...

Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill Approved

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved - i. Introduction of the Indian Institutes of Information Technology Public Private...

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill Passed

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha after the Rajya Sabha approved it. It has made India third on the...

Admiralty (Maritime Claims) Bill Passed in Lok Sabha

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to...

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Implementation

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) has recently recognised two Insolvency Professional Entities (IPEs) as under: 1. IRR Insolvency Professionals Private Limited Company 2....

Trade Mark Rules 2017 Notified

The Trade Mark Rules, 2017 have been notified and have come into effect from 06th March, 2017. These Rules, which replace the erstwhile Trade...

GST Council Approves GST Bill

The Goods and Services Tax GST) Council, in its meeting in New Delhi has approved the draft CGST Bill and the draft IGST Bill....

Bank Notes Act Comes into Force

The union government has notified 'The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act  2017'. With the law coming into force, possession of more than 10...

GST Compensation Law

The GST Council has approved the draft compensation law to reimburse revenue loss to States. It will be taken up in Parliament in the...

Himachal Passes Town and Country Planning Bill

Himachal Pradesh Governor gave assent to controversial HP Town and Country Planning (HPTCP) Amendment Bill 2016, paving way for regularisation of all illegal constructions...

Extension of Collection of Statistics Act to J&K

The Union Cabinet headed by PM Modi has approved a proposal to introduce a Bill in Parliament to extend the jurisdiction of the Collection...

Karnataka Good Samaritan Bill in News

Karnataka State legislature passed the Karnataka Good Samaritan and Medical Professional (Protection and Regulation During Emergency Situations) Bill, 2016. The Bill aimed to provide protection...

Section 126 of Representation of People Act 1951

The Commission had notified on 27-01-17 the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing by means of print or electronic...

Payment of Wages Bill Passed

Parliament has passed the Payment of Wages Amendment Bill 2017. The Bill replaces the Payment of Wages Ordinance, 2016 which was promulgated on December 28,...

Aadhaar Now Mandatory for Subsidised Foodgrains

The Food Ministry has Aadhaar made mandatory as subsidised foodgrains under the public distribution system and cash transfer of food subsidy with effect from...

List of Reforms in Labour Laws in India

Reforms in labour laws are an ongoing process to update legislative system to address the need of the hour and to make them more...

The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced 'The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill' in Lok Sabha, that makes holding the demonetised ₹1,000/500 notes a...

Hague Convention on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

The Ministry of Women and Child Development held a National Consultation to discuss issues related to India’s accession to Hague Convention on the Civil...

Medical Devices Rules 2017

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has notified Medical Devices Rules, 2017 on 31.01.2017. The new Rules have been framed in conformity with Global...

Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment)...

Scheduled Castes List Modified

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for amendments in (i) the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order,...

Indian Institute of Management Bill 2017

The Union Cabinet has approved the Indian Institute of Management(IIM) Bill, 2017, under which the IIMs would be declared as Institutions of National Importance...

Life Imprisonment For Food Adulteration Recommended

The Law Commission of India, in its Report No. 264, has recommended life imprisonment for those convicted of manufacturing and selling adulterated food. “After...

Repealing and Amending Bill 2017 in News

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 to repeal 105 Acts. Background: The two Member Committee constituted...

New Adoption Regulations Becomes Operational

Adoption Regulations, 2017 framed by ‘Central Adoption Resource Authority’ (CARA) as mandated under section 68 (c) of Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children)...

Service Charges in Restaurants Not Mandatory

There were number of complaints that hotels and restaurants are following the practice of charging "service charge" in the range of 5-20 per cent,...

New Guidelines on Prevention of Harassment of Women

The Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, had held a review meeting on implementation of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace...

Ordinance to Penalise Persons with Old Notes

The President of India has approved the promulgation of the Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Ordinance, 2016 on 30th December, 2016. The Ordinance is...

Enemy Property Ordinance in News

The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fifth Ordinance, 2016 (8 of 2016) on 22nd December, 2016. After the Indo-China...

Wage Payments Goes Cashless

The Union Cabinet gave its nod for taking the ordinance route to amend the Payment of Wages Act, 1936, allowing business/industrial establishments to pay...

National Anthem Order: Full Provisions

The Government has written to the Chief Secretaries of all State Governments and Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all Union Territories to comply with the Supreme...

Rules to Prevent Cruelty of Animals Notified

The Government has issued the notification for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016. These rules are meant to regulate pet shops....

Insolvency and Bankruptcy Regulations Notified

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Board), in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016...

Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill Passed

The Right of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014 has been passed by both the houses of Parliament. The bill will will replace the Persons with...

Major Port Trust Authorities Bill 2016

Major Port Trust Authorities Bill 2016 was approved by the Union Cabinet of India chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Major Port Trust Authorities...

Mizoram Drug Controlled Substances Bill Passed

Mizoram Assembly unanimously passed the Mizoram Drug (Controlled Substances) Bill, 2016. Bill would authorise law enforcement agencies to seize and prosecute people possessing and selling...

Latest IRDAI (Health Insurance) Regulations

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) has introduced several regulatory changes to health insurance. Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India...

Features of Inland Vessels Bill 2016

The Draft Inland Vessels Bill, 2016 covers the Preamble and has 16 parts i.e. Part I to Part XVI. The salient features are: 1. Part I-...

Rights of Persons With Disabilities Bill

Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 is the principal Act for the empowerment of Persons with disabilities....

Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill

To make amendments to the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014, the Government has introduced the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok...

Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill 2016

Evasion of taxes deprives the nation of critical resources which could enable the Government to undertake anti-poverty and development programmes. It also puts a...