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Postal Ballots In Elections

Postal Ballots In Elections: The opposition urged the Election Commission to prioritise postal ballot counting before finalising EVM counting, citing concerns over the 2019 guideline change. Postal Ballot enables eligible voters to submit their votes via mail rather than personally visiting a polling place. This method provides a convenient option for individuals who are unable […]

Article 329(b) Of The Indian Constitution

Article 329(b) Of The Indian Constitution: The Election Commission (EC) recently invoked Article 329(b) of the Constitution, which prohibits judicial intervention in the working of the commission in the middle of the election process. Article 329(b) enshrined in Part XV of the Constitution, articles 324-329 specifically discuss elections. While Article 324 gives the poll panel […]

Pre-Packaged Insolvency Resolution Process

Pre-Packaged Insolvency Resolution Process: The Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process (PPIRP) has resulted in the full settlement of operational creditors’ claims in five cases. Pre-packaged Insolvency Resolution Process was introduced in April 2021 in the wake of Covid pandemic, to deal with stress of small and mid-sized companies. The idea was that resolution of distressed MSMEs […]

Scheduled Caste And Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Scheduled Caste And Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989: The Allahabad High Court recently said that an alleged act of intentional insult or intimidation causing humiliation would constitute an offence under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 only if it is committed in public view. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled […]

Foreigners Tribunal

Foreigners Tribunal: The Supreme Court (SC) recently halted the deportation of a woman who was declared a foreigner by a Foreigners’ Tribunal in Assam Foreigners Tribunal (FT) came into existence through the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964, to let state administration (District Collector/District Magistrate) to make a reference about a person suspected to be a foreigner […]

Commission On Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice

Commission On Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice: After five days of discussions to strengthen crime prevention, criminal justice responses and cooperation, the 33rd session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, came to a conclusion recently. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ) is a commission of the United Nations Economic and […]

India Proposes Digital Competition Bill, 2024 Against Tech Giants

India Proposes Digital Competition Bill, 2024 Against Tech Giants: The government has proposed the Digital Competition Bill, 2024 taking a clue from European regulatory frameworks This draft law aims to regulate the operations of major technology firms such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, ensuring they do not misuse their dominant positions. This proposal seeks to […]

Patronage Appointments And Ethics

Patronage Appointments And Ethics: Patronage appointments in the public sector raise several ethical issues that can affect the efficiency and accountability of the civil service. Patronage Appointments refers to the appointments that are made based on the recommendation or source (personal connections) of an influential person, political leader, public servant, etc. This has not only […]