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Amendments in Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA)

The Central Government of India has issued a new notification which stated the changes which have been made in the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). What is the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002? The Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 was an Act passed in the Indian Parliament. It was the first enacted ..

Government undecided on Minimum Wage

While the Rajya Sabha has passed the Wage Code Bill which aims to enforce a strict minimum wage limit for both the informal and formal sectors, the concerned Ministry (the Labour Ministry) has informed the house that the government to yet to decide on a minimum wage for all. What is happening? The bill new ..

Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019

To remove illegal squatters and occupants from government properties and the land, the Indian Government has decided to bring the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants), Amendment Bill, 2019 to provide more power to the evicting officials. ?What happens? The Government has a lot of land and property in prime locations, all of which can ..

Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Union Cabinet has approved the introduction of the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Parliament. If passed and made into a law, the bill aims to substantially lower the compliance requirements on the registered legal chit funds of India.? This will be beneficial to both the organizers and the subscribers of the chit fund. ..

Consumer Protection Bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the Consumer Protection Bill. The bill aims to provide protection of interests of consumers and aims to set up authorities for the timely settlement of disputes. It also received the Parliamentary approval on August 6, 2019 and will now be sent to the President for his consent. What is the ..

Triple Talaq Bill

After much deliberations and long discussions, the Union Government has finally been able to pass the much-touted and highly controversial Triple Talaq bill in the Rajya Sabha. While the NDA has the numbers in the lower house, it lacked the numbers to push the bill through the Upper house and hence, the passage looked doubtful. ..

Select Committee

A select committee is a committee which comprises up of a few parliamentary members who are appointed to deal with a particular area or issue which may originate in the parliament. It is the feature of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy. How does a select committee work? There are rules which allow a member ..

Abolition of Capital Punishment Bill, 2016

A bill to remove capital punishment, the Abolition of Capital Punishment Bill, 2016 is being discussed in the Rajya Sabha. What is happening? The Law Commission of India , had in 2015, released a report which recommended that the country moves toward abolishing the death penalty. Exemptions may be given in terrorism cases to safeguard ..