Bills and Act

Citizenship Amendment Bill, 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 India. The bill also proposed to relax the […]


Human DNA Profiling Bill 2015: Salient Features

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 in trillion possibilities that two individuals could have […]

National Food Security Act 2013

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 a prerequisite. Currently,  some 14-15 states have rolled […]