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Supreme Court on Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021

Tribunal Reforms Bill Of 2021: The Supreme Court of India (SC) has challenged the government to produce material showing its reasons for introducing the Tribunal Reforms Bill of 2021. The Bill replaces the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021 which was quashed by the Supreme Court. Issues Raised by SC: Unconstitutional Legislative […]

Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021 : Anti-Conversion Law

Gujarat Anti-Conversion Law: Gujarat Government has defended its new anti-conversion law in High Court saying marriages cannot be tool for “forceful conversion”. The HC is hearing two petitions that have challenged the newly enacted amendment in the law, which deals with forcible religious conversion through marriages. During the hearing, the Court observed that the amended […]

Foreigner’s Tribunals

Foreigners’ Tribunals: Assam government’s Political Department has issued a notification ordering the State police’s Border wing not to forward any case against Gurkhas to the Foreigners’ Tribunals under the Foreigners’ Act of 1946. The Border wing is tasked with identifying people of doubtful citizenship and serving them notices for a Foreigners’ Tribunal — a quasi-judicial […]

Draft Electricity Rules, 2021

Draft Electricity Rules, 2021: The Ministry of Power has circulated the “Draft Electricity (promoting renewable energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021”. These rules are proposed for purchase and consumption of green energy including the energy from Waste-to-Energy plants. The draft rules have the following subheads within which details are provided: Renewable Purchase Obligation […]

Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules 2021

Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021: Union Ministry of Environment has notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, which prohibits identified single use plastic items which have low utility and high littering potential by 2022. In the 4th United Nations Environment Assembly held in 2019, India had piloted a resolution on addressing single-use plastic […]

Minority Schools In The Country

Minority Schools In The Country: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has released a report assessing minority schools in the country. The report has analysed the impact of exemptions provided to Minority institutions under Article 15(5). Article 15(5) empowers the country to make reservations with regard to admissions into educational institutions both […]

Sovereign Right To Taxation

Sovereign Right To Taxation: While scrapping the retrospective levy is believed to provide clarity to investors by removing a major source of ambiguity on taxation laws, the Government of India has stressed the need to establish its “sovereign right to taxation”. In India, the Constitution gives the government the right to levy taxes on individuals […]