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 […]

Anti-Defection Law

Anti-Defection Law: Jignesh Mewani, an independent MLA from Gujarat, has said he has joined the Congress “in spirit” as he could not formally do so, having been elected as an independent. The Tenth Schedule of the Constitution, popularly known as the anti-defection law, specifies the circumstances under which changing of political parties by legislators invites […]

Parliamentary Privileges

Parliamentary Privileges: Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has said that disrupting parliamentary proceedings amounts to contempt of the House and it cannot be claimed as a privilege. This is the first time that a presiding officer of any legislature in the country has taken a public position on the issue of disruptions […]

National Conference On Accessible Elections 2021

National Conference On Accessible Elections 2021: The Election Commission of India organised a virtual National Conference on Accessible Elections 2021 with the objective to assess the present accessibility policies and discuss strategies for addressing barriers to enhance participation in electoral process for voters with disabilities. It was informed that about 77.4 lakhs PwDs are registered […]

Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006 in Jammu and Kashmir

Forest Rights Act: The Jammu and Kashmir government has decided to implement the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, which will elevate the socio-economic status of a sizable section of the 14-lakh-strong population of tribals and nomadic communities. FRA enacted in 2006 recognises the rights of forest-dwelling tribal communities and other traditional forest dwellers to forest […]

What is the National Trust?

National Trust: The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment had recently organised meetings with officials and other stakeholders of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh for implementation of National Trust Act, 1999. This act looks into the welfare of people with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple disabilities. The Act also provides for the setting […]