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Anti-Defection Law

Anti-Defection Law:: Lok Sabha Secretariat has issued notices to three MPs, after their parties petitioned Speaker Om Birla, seeking their disqualification under the Anti-Defection Law. They have been asked to give their comments within 15 days of receipt of letters. Anti-defection law: In 1985 the Tenth Schedule, popularly known as the anti-defection law, was added […]

Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary

Infrastructure Facilities For Judiciary: The Union Government has approved continuation of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary for further five years to 2026 at a total cost of Rs. 9000 crore. Rs.50 crore will be allocated for Gram Nyayalayas Scheme through National Mission for Justice Delivery and Legal Reforms. […]

Cabinet Committees

Cabinet Committees: After a large-scale rejig at the Council of Ministers, Prime Minister effected some changes in Cabinet committees. Eight Cabinet Committees: Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Cabinet Committee on Accommodation. Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs. Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs. Cabinet Committee on Security. Cabinet Committee on Investment and […]

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA): The death of Father Stan Swamy, a Jesuit priest and tribal rights activist, while in judicial custody, has brought the stringent provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) into the focus. UAPA is the India’s main anti-terrorism legislation, but the law makes it more difficult to obtain bail. This difficulty […]

Joint Communication For Tribal Communities

Joint Communication For Tribal Communities: A joint communication was signed by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change which is aimed at giving more power to the tribal communities in managing the forest resources. Joint Communication: It pertains to more effective implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA), […]

Jammu And Kashmir Delimitation Commission

Jammu And Kashmir Delimitation Commission: The Jammu and Kashmir Delimitation Commission has said that it will base its final report on the 2011 Census and will also take into account the topography, difficult terrain, means of communication and convenience available for the ongoing delimitation exercise. Delimitation exercise in J&K: The first delimitation exercise, carving out […]

Central Information Commission (CIC)

Central Information Commission (CIC): The Supreme Court has directed the Central government to place on record the latest information on the appointment of Information Commissioners, vacancies and pendency of cases in the Central Information Commission (CIC). A plea has sought directions to the government authorities for implementing the top court’s directions in the 2019 judgment. […]