Law Ministry Current Affairs, GK & News

New name for Jammu and Kashmir High Court

With an order notified by Department of justice in Law Ministry on July 16, 2021, nomenclature of ‘Common High Court of UT of Jammu & Kashmir and UT of Ladakh’ has been changed to ‘High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh’. Highlights President Ram Nath Kovind signed “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Removal of Difficulties) ..

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Ordinance prohibiting strikes in Defence services

Law Ministry has notified Essential Defence Services Ordinance on June 30, 2021. This ordinance prohibits employees engaged in essential defence services from taking part in any agitation or strike. Why this ordinance was notified? Essential Defence Services Ordinance 2021 was notified in the backdrop of major federations affiliated with 76,000 employees of Ordnance Factory Board ..

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Law Ministry approves Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017

The Union Law ministry has approved Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017 to empower government to confiscate property of economic offenders and defaulters who flee India. The Bill seeks to deter economic offenders from evading the process of Indian law by fleeing the country. It was drafted in pursuance of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s 2017-18 Budget ..

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Recommendations: Justice Srikrishna committee on Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism

A High Level Committee set up to review the Institutionalization of Arbitration Mechanism in India has submitted its report to the Union Law Ministry. It was headed by Justice (retired) BN Srikrishna. The Union Government is committed for speedy resolution of commercial disputes and to make India an international hub of Arbitration. So government has ..

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Recommendations of Expert Committee for examining Specific Relief Act, 1963

The Expert Committee that was constituted to examine the Specific Relief Act, 1963 has submitted its report to Union Law and Justice Minister D. Sadananda Gowda. The committee has suggested recommendations for modifications in the decades old law to ensure the ease of doing business in the country. The recommendations have been made in the ..

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