Bills and Acts

Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018

Features of the Bill The salient features of the bill are: The Bill bans Deposit Takers from promoting, operating, issuing advertisements or accepting deposits in any Unregulated Deposit Scheme. The Bill ban unregulated deposit-taking activities altogether, by making them an offence. The existing legislative-cum-regulatory framework only comes into effect ex-post with considerable time lags; The …

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Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018

Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018 The 2018 amendment act was proposed to nullify the safeguards proposed by the Supreme Court. The amendments proposed were: Investigating officer will not require the approval of any authority for the arrest of an accused. Preliminary enquiry will not be required for the …

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New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill to set up a revamped International Arbitration Centre at New Delhi with an aim to make India the hub of arbitration. New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill The features of the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill are: The bill seeks to establish an independent …

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Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Parliament has given its approval for the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2018. What was the amendment proposed? The features of the amendment proposed are: The amendment bill does away with the no-detention policy mentioned in the law. The amendment bill now leaves it to the states to decide …

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POSCO Act Amendment

The Union Cabinet has approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012. The amendments are proposed by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. Amendments Proposed POSCO is a gender-neutral law protects both boys and girls under the age of 18. The amendments proposed are: The amendments provide for stringent …

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