Day: 7 January 2020

List of Bills passed by the Parliament in 2019

List of Bills passed by the Parliament in 2019 This was the first session of the Parliament after the Lok Sabha elections, the Parliament passed not only landmark bills like repealing of Article 370, geographical reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir, Triple Talaq Bill, new Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill, but also created the record for maximum …

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The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by the Parliament on August 2019. It seeks to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, as amended by the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2015 in order to make arbitration process user-friendly, …

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The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) (Amendment) Bill, 2019 The POCSO (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Details: The amendment bill has a number of provisions to safeguard children from offences of sexual assault and sexual harassment. The bill aims at making offences against children gender-neutral. The definition of ‘Sexual Assault’ has been extended to incorporate …

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The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019

The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 Context: On July 29, the Rajya Sabha passed the Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019. The Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on July 19 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and aims to protect investors from fraudulent investment schemes, such as Ponzi schemes. The Bill covers previously existing …

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The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019

The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 Context: President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019. Background: Chief concerns with respect to the regulation of medical education and practice: Many experts have studied the MCI’s functioning and recommended a different system of structure and governance for its regulatory …

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The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019

The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019 Major points The Parliament has passed the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to repeal certain enactments and to amend certain other enactments. It provides for repealing fifty-eight old Laws including the Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1976, and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2001 which have …

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The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Why in News? Lok Sabha has passed the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill seeks to amend the Companies Act of 2013. Salient Features of the Bill The bill aims to ensure greater accountability and a better enforcement of the corporate governance norms. A key change in the Bill is related to CSR …

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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 Introduction: The government introduced the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was passed by both the houses, seeking to restrict the duration of the resolution process and ensure the primacy of financial creditors in case of recoveries. The resolution process is proposed to be limited to 330 …

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