Vehicle Scrappage Policy : Latest Update

Vehicle Scrappage Policy: A Crisil Research analysis shows that the Centre’s scrappage policy is unlikely to have freight transporters queuing up to replace old vehicles with new ones. The scrappage volume of buses, passenger vehicles (PVs) and two-wheelers will be limited as well. Issues with the new policy: Limited incentive and poor cost economics for […]

Places Of Worship Act, 1991 : Important Points

Places Of Worship Act, 1991: Experts have pointed out that the Places of Worship Act, 1991, prohibited inquiry into religious places such as Kashi and Mathura. This comes after a Varanasi court recently ordered an ASI inquiry at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque premises. Experts have also questioned if a civil court judge was competent […]

National Policy For Rare Diseases 2021 : Important Points

National Policy For Rare Diseases, 2021: Caregivers to patients with ‘rare diseases’ and affiliated organizations are dissatisfied with the National Policy for Rare Diseases, 2021. The policy specifies increasing the government support for treating patients with a ‘rare disease’— from ₹15 lakh to ₹20 lakh. But, caregivers say this doesn’t reflect actual costs of treatment. […]

National Bank For Financing Infrastructure And Development (NBFID) Bill, 2021

National Bank For Financing Infrastructure And Development (NBFID) Bill, 2021: The Rajya Sabha cleared the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NBFID) Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to establish the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NBFID) as the principal Development Financial Institution (DFIs) for infrastructure financing. NBFID was announced in the Budget […]

Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, 2021 : Important Provisions

The Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, 2021: The Lok Sabha passed the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021 that seeks to strengthen and streamline the provisions for the protection and adoption of children. The Bill amends the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and contains provisions related to children […]

National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020

The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020: The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020 was passed unanimously by the Lok Sabha. The Bill seeks to regulate and standardize the education and practice of allied and healthcare professionals. The group of allied professionals is large and the Bill is trying […]

CAA : Time Limit to Frame Rules Under The Citizenship Law

Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA): The government has been granted time till April 9 by Lok Sabha and July 9 by Rajya Sabha to frame rules under the citizenship law. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) was notified on December 12, 2019 and came into force from January 10, 2020. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 […]

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021 in the Lok Sabha. The bill seeks to establish the National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development. Its objective is to support the development of long-term non-recourse infrastructure financing in […]

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021: The Lok Sabha passed The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021 that seeks to put seven castes under one nomenclature of “Devendrakula Vellalars” with some exceptions for some of the castes in certain districts of Tamil Nadu. The castes include Devendrakulathan, Kadaiyan, Kalladi, Kudumban, Pallan, Pannadi […]