Rajasthan’s Marriage Registration Bill

Rajasthan’s Marriage Registration Bill: The Rajasthan government has rolled back the Rajasthan Compulsory Registrations of Marriage Amendment Bill, 2021, after it got embroiled in controversy for making it mandatory to register all marriages, including those of minors. Key Provisions of the Bill: The Bill sought to amend Sections 5 and 8 of the Act, dealing […]

Anti-Defection Law

Anti-Defection Law: The Calcutta High Court has given West Bengal Assembly Speaker a deadline to pass an order in the defection case involving a Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA). Anti-defection proceedings are also going on in other states such as Jharkhand and Rajasthan. The anti-defection law punishes individual Members of Parliament (MPs)/MLAs for leaving one […]

Forest Conservation Act (FCA)

Forest Conservation Act (FCA): The Union Government has proposed certain amendments to the existing Forest Conservation Act (FCA). Proposed changes: Absolve agencies involved in national security projects and border infrastructure projects from obtaining prior forest clearance from the Centre. Such a permission is necessary under the Forest Conservation Act (FCA). Exempt land acquired before 1980 […]

Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Act Of 2016

Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) Act Of 2016: The Supreme Court has stepped in to protect homebuyers from exploitation by builders who delay transfer of possession and often redraft delivery schedules. A petition was filed on the lack of a “uniform or model” form for agreements entered into among builders, agents and buyers. The petition […]

Special Campaign On Disposal Of Pendency In Government Of India

Special Campaign On Disposal Of Pendency In Government Of India: Union Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions launched a dedicated Portal for Special Campaign on disposal of pendency in Government of India during the period 2nd October to 31st October, 2021. The Special Campaign is aimed at ensuring timely and effective disposal of Public Grievances, […]

Guidelines To Simplify The Process Of Renunciation Of Citizenship For Indians

New guidelines Introduced By Ministry Of Home Affairs (MHA) To Simplify The Process Of Renunciation Of Citizenship For Indians: New guidelines introduced by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to simplify the process of renunciation of citizenship for Indians who wish to do so. Some of the simplified provisions in the new guidelines include- Uploading of […]

Panel on Atrocities Committed By The Bureaucracy

CJI For Special Panels To Probe ‘Atrocities’ Chief Justice of India has mooted to form a Panel headed by High Court Chief Justice to probe any complaint received from Common man of “atrocities” committed by the bureaucracy, especially police officers Police have been in the spotlight for committing serious crimes: Gorakhpur (UP): The police officers […]

Section 66A Of The Information Technology Act

Section 66A Of The Information Technology Act: The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to consider as representation a petition seeking to remove provisions from the statute such as Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act, which have already been declared unconstitutional. There are several criminal law sections that were struck down by […]

Special Category Status

Special Category Status: The Bihar Government has asserted that it has not dropped the demand of special category status to Bihar. About Special Category Status (SCS): Special category status is a classification given by the Centre to assist development of states that face geographical and socio-economic disadvantages. This classification was done on the recommendations of […]