Bills and Acts

National Commission for Homeopathy bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Commission for Homeopathy bill, 2018. Aim: The National Commission for Homeopathy seeks to replace the existing regulator Central Council of Homoeopathy. The bill aims at bringing reforms in the medical education of homoeopathy in line with the National Medical Commission proposed for setting up for allopathy system of medicine. The National Commission for …

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National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018

The Union Cabinet has approved the National Commission for Indian Systems of Medicine (NCIM) Bill, 2018. Aim: The bill seeks to replace the existing regulator, the Central Council for Indian Medicine (CCIM). The bill aims at bringing reforms in the medical education of Indian systems in line with the National Medical Commission proposed for setting up for …

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Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act (Triple Talaq)

Bill: Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha. The bill would replace the ordinance passed in the month of September. The Bill makes all declaration of talaq, including in written or electronic form (text message, email etc) to be void and illegal i.e. not enforceable in law. It defines talaq as talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form …

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Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Lok Sabha has passed Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to help India become hub for domestic and global arbitration for settling commercial disputes. It seeks to amend Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 which contains provisions to deal with domestic and international arbitration and defines law for conducting conciliation proceedings.   Salient features of …

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Child Adoptions : Amendment to Juvenile Justice Act

Context: The government introduced an amendment to the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act, 2015, in the Lok Sabha to empower District Magistrates with the authority to grant adoption orders.   Details: The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2018, revises the provisions governing adoptions in the JJ Act by making changes to Section …

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Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018

The Act enables creation of commercial divisions in High Courts and commercial courts at district level to adjudicate commercial disputes such as disputes related to contracts for provision of goods and services and construction contracts. The amendment is aimed at improving ease of doing business in India.   Key Features of Bill Reduction in pecuniary …

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Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Bill is passed  to reduce the number of cheque dishonour cases pending in courts. The bill amends Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 to primarily address issues of dishonour of cheques and deal with unnecessary delay in disposal of such cases.   What is a Negotiable Instrument? It refers to any legal documents like cheques, promissory notes, bill of exchange …

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Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Parliament has passed Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 to amend various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act (PCA), 1988. The amendment to PCA, 1988 was necessitated to review existing provisions to bring it in line with United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) as agreed by India.   Background The amendments to PCA, 1988 were …

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Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Parliament has passed Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018 to bring relief to the home buyers and MSMEs. The Bill replaces ordinance promulgated in this regard and amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.   Background Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 provides time-bound process to resolution of insolvency among companies and individuals. Insolvency …

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