President Signs Constitution Amendment Bill on GST

President Pranab Mukherjee gave assent to Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). The passage of the bill will pave the way for...

Delhi High Court Act Amended

The Ministry of Law & Justice has notified that the Delhi High Court Amendment Act, 2015, which received the assent of the President on...

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...

Reva Khetrapal Becomes Delhi’s Lokayukta

Former Delhi High Court judge Reva Khetrapal took oath as Lokayukta of Delhi. Lt Governor Najeeb Jung administered the oath to Khetrapal as Lokayukta...

Cheque Bounce Bill Passed

Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 defines bills of exchange, promissory notes, cheques and creates penalties for issues such as bouncing of cheques. It also specifies...

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...

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...

‘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...

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...

Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 has come into force from today and repeals the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection...

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...

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...

Real Estate Act 2016 Comes to Force

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 comes into force from May 1, 2016 setting in motion the process of making necessary operational...

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...

UP Lokayukta Bill Referred to President

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik referred to the President "The Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta, UP-lokayukta (Amendment) Bill 2015" which seeks to end the role of...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

GST Bill Ready for President Nod

The Odisha Assembly unanimously passed a resolution ratifying the Constitution Amendment Bill for Goods and Services Tax (GST) to pave the way for the...

No Permit Required for E-Rickshaws

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a Gazette Notification that serves to free e rickshaws and e carts from permit requirements. According...

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...

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...

Bill to Fast Track Recovery Of Bad Loans

In a move to expedite the process of resolving the debt issues burdening the creditors including banks and financial institutions, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Parliament Passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

Rajya Sabha has passed the major economic reform Bill moved by the Government i.e. ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016’. This is considered as the...

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...

Maternity Benefit Amendment Bill 2016

Following the Cabinet approving the amendment made to the Maternity Benefit Act, which aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 to 26...

Draft Bill on Delhi Statehood Released

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government released a draft bill seeking full statehood for the Capital. Citizens can review and suggest amendments to the said...

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,...

Rajasthan Makes Helmets Compulsory

Rajasthan government made helmet mandatory for two-wheeler riders across the state with immediate effect. In major cities like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur,Kota and Ajmer, the helmet...

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill 2016

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Bill, 2016 was passed near unanimously by the Rajya Sabha which substantially amends the original Real Estate (Regulation and...

Enemy Property Ordinance Promulgated

The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016 on January 07, 2016 to make amendments to the Enemy...

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...

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...

Model Shops And Establishments Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has considered the Model Shops and Establishment (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2016. The Bill will now be sent...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

Bombay HC Direction on Online Sale of Medicines

The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to take steps to regulate the online sale of medicines, until a specific law or...

Daughters Cannot Inherit Ancestral Property if Father Died Before 2005: SC

Supreme Court has said that a daughter's right to ancestral property does not arise if the father died before the amendment to Hindu law...

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...

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...

Supreme Court Strucks Down NJAC

A five-judge Constitutional bench has declared as "unconstitutional" the law that created a National Judicial Appointments Commission of six people including three non-judicial members....

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...

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...

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...

UP Lokayukta Appointment Challenged in SC

The appointment of Virendra Singh as Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta was deferred after his appointment was challenged in Supreme Court. Events started when a writ petition...

Model Agricultural Land Leasing Act 2016

The union government has rolled out a model Agricultural Land Leasing Act, 2016 that would legalize leasing of land in India; a move that...

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...

SC Uphold Haryana Panchayati Raj Act

The Supreme Court upheld the validity of recent amendments in a Haryana law which fixes various criteria including minimum educational qualification for candidates contesting...

Income Tax Act Amended

The Income-tax Act, 1961 is the charging Statute of Income Tax in India. It provides for levy, administration, collection and recovery of Income Tax....

Lok Sabha Passes ‘Atomic Energy Bill 2015’

The Lok Sabha has passed the landmark "Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015". It will now be referred to Rajya Sabha for ratification. The Bill seeks...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Anti-Corruption Bill Referred To Select Committee

Current Affairs: Rajya Sabha referred a bill to amend the Anti-Corruption Act of 1988 to a Select Committee, which provides for enhancing penalty for...

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...

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...

Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015

The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 was passed by the Parliament in the just concluded Winter Session of the Parliament. The Payment of Bonus...

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-...

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...

Supreme Court Concedes Error in Its Verdict

The Supreme Court conceded that there was an apparent error in a judgment pronounced a year ago by which it was held that benefits...

New Debt Recovery Bill 2016

The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary It seeks...

Main Features of Surrogacy Bill 2016

Following are the main features of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016: Who can go for surrogacy: Only Indian couples, who are legally married The couple must be...

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...

Mandatory Vehicle Emission and Noise Data

Come 1st of April 2017, manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles as also E-rickshaws and E-carts will have to give detailed declaration about...

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...

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the "Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016". The Bill will regulate surrogacy in India by establishing National...

Central Port Authorities Act 2016

The Ministry of Shipping has prepared a draft bill ‘The Central Port Authorities Act’ 2016 ’ to replace the ‘Major Port Trust Act, 1963’. This...

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention) Bill 2016

The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi released the draft “Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2016” in...

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)...

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...

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,...

Impeachment Move Against Judge

A group of 58 Rajya Sabha MPs moved an impeachment notice against Justice J.B. Pardiwala of the Gujarat High Court for his “objectionable remarks...

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...

Admiralty (Maritime Claims) Bill 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of Ministry of Shipping to enact Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Lok Sabha Passes Aadhaar Bill 2016

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley introduced the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016 in the Lok Sabha. The...

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....

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...

Bankruptcy Board Notifies Two Regulations

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

HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to introduce official amendments to the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, 2014. The HIV and AIDS...

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...

‘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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cabinet Clears Real Estate Bill 2015

Real Estate Bill 2015: The Union Cabinet approved the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2015 which will now be taken up for consideration...

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,...

‘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...