Category: Bills & Acts

Rajasthan govt passes ordinance that seeks to protect judges, babus from probe

  The Vasundhara Raje government has passed Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, which seeks to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction. The Ordinance also seeks to bar the media from reporting on accusations till the sanction to proceed

Government Checking Report On Law To Deal With Internet Hate Speech

  The Home Ministry is examining a report given by a high-level committee formed to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the internet. The committee headed by TK Viswanathan has submitted a report to the Home Ministry. The committee was formed after the Supreme Court struck down section 66A of

Karnataka Cabinet clears anti-superstition bill

  The Karnataka Cabinet has approved the much-delayed and debated Karnataka Prevention and Eradication of Inhuman Evil Practices and Black Magic Bill, 2017 – better known as the anti-superstition Bill – which seeks to ban among other practices the controversial ‘made snana’ ritual (devotees rolling over plantain leaves having food leftovers) in public/religious places. However,

Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

  The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948). The

India’s First Centre for Animal Law Set up at NALSAR

  India’s first Centre for Animal Law has been established at the NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad. Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi inaugurated the centre at the university. The centre will create curriculum on animal welfare laws, including developing topics for research. It will also conduct workshops on animal laws

Assam makes care of parents binding

  The Assam Assembly has passed an important bill, making it compulsory for state government employees to take care of their elderly parents and divyang (disabled) siblings. The Assam Employees’ PRANAM (Parent Responsibility and Norms for Accountability and Monitoring) Act, 2017, proposes to deduct a portion of the salary of state government employees who fail