National Centre For Good Governance (NCGG)

National Centre For Good Governance (NCGG): In order to promote inclusive good governance, strengthening of local institutions and effective implementation of government programmes, the National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG), Government of India and National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR), Hyderabad signed MoU on 17th January 2022. The main purpose […]

Republic Day Tableaux

Republic Day Tableaux:   West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that she was “profoundly shocked” as West Bengal’s tableau for the Republic Day parade “was rejected without assigning any reasons or justifications.” She mentioned in her letter that the tableau was set to commemorate the contributions of Netaji […]

Criminalising Marital Rape

Criminalising Marital Rape: A batch of petitions seeking criminalisation of marital rape, has been filled in the Delhi High Court. In response to it the Union government has replied that it is considering a “constructive approach” towards criminalising it and had sought suggestions from various stakeholders. The petition seeks to amend the criminal law, which […]

Suspension Of MLAs

Suspension Of MLAs: 12 MLAs from the Maharashtra legislative assembly have gone to the Supreme Court against their year-long suspension from the Assembly. The Supreme Court has observed that the suspension for a full year is prima facie unconstitutional and created a constitutional void for these constituencies. The MLAs were suspended for misbehaviour in the […]

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR)

National Commission For Protection Of Child Rights (NCPCR): The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the West Bengal chief secretary to get all children care institutions (CCIs) registered under the Juvenile Justice Act 2015. Citing that it was mandatory for all CCIs to comply with the JJ Act, the NCPCR has […]

Protecting Vulnerable Witnesses: SC

Protecting Vulnerable Witnesses: SC The Supreme Court (SC) expanded the meaning of vulnerable witnesses to also include among others sexual assault victims, those with mental illness and people with speech or hearing impairment. The SC referred to a verdict of 1996 in which it had passed similar directions, then in 2004 and in 2017, when […]

Transgender Prisons

Transgender Prisons: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has written to all States to ensure separate accommodation for transgender persons in prisons. It also advised the States and the Union Territories that the prison admission register may be suitably revised to include “transgender” as a category other than male and female gender. It also asked […]