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123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill

By | 2017-07-07T08:12:15+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Categories: Director's Desk, GS Paper 2, Polity|Tags: , , |

The 123rd Amendment Bill, 2017 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment on April 5, 2017. Aim | 123rd Amendment Bill It seeks to grant the National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status, at par with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. Present status | 123rd Amendment Bill Currently, under the Constitution the NCSC has the power to look into complaints and welfare measures with regard to Scheduled Castes, backward classes and Anglo-Indians. The Bill seeks to remove the power of the NCSC to examine matters related to [...]

Ancient Monuments And Archaeological Sites And Remains Act, 1958

By | 2017-06-27T07:42:15+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: GS Mains, GS Paper 2, PIB, Polity|Tags: , , , , , |

Ancient Monuments Act 1958 has been proposed to be amended The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament. Aim | Ancient Monuments Act 1958 To make way for certain constructions limited strictly to public works and projects essential to the public within the prohibited area. Proposed Amendments | Ancient Monuments Act 1958 Insertion of a new definition of “public works” in section 2 of the Act. Amendment to section 20A of the Act so as to allow any Department or Office of the [...]

Public Premises Act, 1971 (Amendment )

By | 2017-06-27T07:30:28+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, PIB, Polity|Tags: , , , , , , |

Aim – Public Premises Act is to enable summary eviction proceedings in Residential Accommodation  Introduction | Public Premises Act The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for amendment in Section 2 and Section 3 of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 (PPE Act, 1971), by inserting definition of 'residential accommodation occupation' in a new clause in section 2 of the Act and inserting provisions relating to eviction from 'residential accommodation occupation' in a new sub-section 3B below sub-section 3A of Section 3 of the Act.  Highlights | Public Premises Act The Amendment will [...]

Real Estate Act Comes Into Force | PIB Summary

By | 2017-05-03T09:07:31+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Categories: GS Mains, GS Paper 2, PIB, Polity|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ending the nine year long wait, regulation of real estate sector involving over 76,000 companies across the county becomes a reality from tomorrow i.e May 1, 2017 with the Real Estate Act (Regulation & Development), 2016 coming into force.  Real Estate Act | Highlights With all the 92 Sections of the Act coming into effect from tomorrow, developers shall get all the ongoing projects that have not received Completion Certificate and the new projects registered with Regulatory Authorities within three months i.e by July end. This enables the buyers to enforce their rights and seek redressal of grievances after such registration.  [...]

National Court of Appeal

By | 2017-04-28T12:23:11+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Director's Desk, Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, Polity|Tags: , , , |

What is a National Court of Appeal? The National Court of Appeal with regional benches in Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata is meant to act as final court of justice in dealing with appeals from the decisions of the High Courts and tribunals within their region in civil, criminal, labour and revenue matters. In such a scenario, a much-relieved Supreme Court of India situated in Delhi would only hear matters of constitutional law and public law. However, the Centre has rejected this idea. It cites three grounds for rejecting the idea — The Supreme Court always sits in Delhi as per the [...]

State Governments For External Assistance | PIB Summary

By | 2017-04-20T08:26:16+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: GS Paper 2, PIB, Polity|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the policy guidelines to allow financially sound State Governments to borrow directly from bilateral ODA (Official development Assistance) partners for implementation of vital infrastructure projects. State Governments For External Assistance | About the approval The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), a State Government entity, has also been allowed to borrow directly from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan for implementation of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) project. The estimated project cost for Mumbai Trans-Harbour Link (MTHL) is Rs.17,854 crore, out of which JICA [...]

National Commission For Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 | PIB Summary

By | 2017-04-20T08:17:29+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: GS Paper 2, PIB, Polity|Tags: , , , , , |

National Commission For Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given Ex-post facto approval for introduction of – Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill 2017 and National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 in the Parliament; and Approval for retention of posts/incumbents and office premises held by the existing Commission by the proposed new National Commission Proposed amendments Constitution of a Commission under Article 338B for socially and educationally backward classes by name of National Commission for Backward Classes; and insertion of Clause (26C) under Article 366 with modified definition [...]

Security Features – ECI-EVMs | PIB Summary

By | 2017-04-10T07:26:12+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Ethics & Integrity, Governance, GS Mains, GS Paper 2, GS Paper 4, PIB, Polity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

VERY IMPORTANT for Prelims + GS 2 Governance, Polity + GS 4 Ethics In the recent past, there have been some queries in the minds of common people about the security features of Electronic Voting Machines - EVMs  of Election Commission of India (ECI). The Election Commission has, time and again, stated that ECI - EVMs and its systems are robust, secure and tamper-proof. What is meant by Tampering of EVM? Tampering means alteration in the software program written either on existing microchips of Control Unit (CU) or introducing malicious software program by inserting new microchips in CU and also making keys - [...]

Inter State Water Dispute

By | 2017-04-03T16:07:39+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Director's Desk, Governance, GS Paper 2, Polity|Tags: , , , |

India is a country where several rivers run connecting multiple states and many of them are infested with inter-state disputes, specifically the Inter State Water Dispute. Recently, the Honourable Supreme Court gave a verdict on Cauvery water dispute where it asked the Government of Karnataka to ‘live and let live’. Last year on 15th of December, the Union Cabinet announced wide range of amendments to the Inter-State Water Disputes Act 1956. Inter State Water Dispute | Amendments proposed The Cabinet has proposed an agency to gather and retain water data including those pertaining to irrigation, rainfall and others. Ithas also decided to [...]

Cabinet Approves Four GST Bills | PIB Summary

By | 2017-03-21T16:54:57+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Governance, GS Paper 2, PIB, Polity|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following four GST related bills: The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill) The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The IGST Bill) The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The UTGST Bill) The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to the States) Bill 2017 (The Compensation Bill) Details of the GST related Bills The CGST Bill makes provisions for levy and collection of tax on intra-state supply of goods or services for both by the Central Government. On the other hand, IGST Bill [...]

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