Missed Deadline of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) missed the deadline of notifying rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA). Amidst the concerns related to CAA and for better clarity, the two parliamentary committees (committee on subordinate legislation) in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha had sought MHA to frame the […]

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act: Among the 6,000 NGOs that did not have their FCRA registration renewed by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) recently are also included the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the Ramakrishna Mission, and Shirdi’s Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST). The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act registration is mandatory for any NGO or […]

Protection Of Women From Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, 2013

Protection Of Women From Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, 2013: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court challenging guidelines issued by the Bombay High Court in cases under the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment (POSH) Act, 2013. The provision that challenged pertains to blanket bar on parties and advocates from sharing records, including […]

Increased Election Expenditure Limit

Increased Election Expenditure Limit: The Election Commission has enhanced the existing election expenditure limit for candidates in Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies. These limits will be applicable in all upcoming elections. The ceiling on parliamentary poll expenditure has been raised from 70 lakh to 95 lakh rupees in bigger states and 54 lakh to 75 lakhs […]

Economical Weaker Sections: Income Criteria

Economical Weaker Sections: A government committee report told the Supreme Court (SC) that “income” is a “feasible criterion” for defining the “Economical Weaker Sections” (EWS). In October 2021 NEET aspirants filed a petition asking how ‘Rs 8 lakh’ has been taken as an annual income criterion to identify EWS for grant of 10% reservation in […]

What is Multi Agency Centre (MAC)?

Multi Agency Centre (MAC): The Union government has asked the States to share more intelligence inputs through the Multi Agency Centre (MAC). MAC is a common counter-terrorism grid under the Intelligence Bureau that was made operational in 2001 following the Kargil War. As many as 28 organisations, including the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), armed […]

Consumer Protection Rules, 2021

Consumer Protection Rules, 2021: In exercise of its powers under provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2019, the Central Government has notified the Consumer Protection (Jurisdiction of the District Commission, the State Commission and the National Commission) Rules, 2021. The new rules revised pecuniary jurisdiction for entertaining consumer complaints. Overview of the new rules: Food […]