Bills and Act

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016

November 7, 2016

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced by centre in Lok Sabha in July 2016 to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 to make illegal migrants who belong to six communities viz. Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship of...

Right to Privacy Bill 2014 : Current Status

November 13, 2015

Currently, the Right to Privacy in midst of drafting. The first such draft came in 2011 and the current bill is Right to Privacy Bill 2014. This bill recognizes the Right to Privacy as a part of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. The objective of this...

Human DNA Profiling Bill 2015: Salient Features

November 13, 2015

DNA is made up of sequence of nucleotides and this sequence is different for each individual. Each sequence acts like a code that determines the characteristics of particular individual. Therefore, an individual’s DNA profile created by recording the sequence of nucleotides is unique. There is only one...

National Food Security Act 2013

September 29, 2015

National Food Security Act 2013 extends to whole of India and it was to be rolled out by the states within one year of its enactment. But, majority of the states were not able to do this mainly because it required computerization of the beneficiaries lists as...