NIA Act Challenged by Chhattisgarh Government
The Chhattisgarh government recently filed a petition, citing Article 131 to challenge the Constitutional validity of the National Investigation Act, 2008. The petition contends that the NIA Act is ultra vires the Constitution and beyond the legislative competence of Parliament.
Sub-Categorization of OBC
The Union Cabinet recently approved a six-month extension in the tenure of the commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC), which had been appointed in 2017 with the initial deadline of 12 weeks.
Enemy Property Act
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is going to lead a Group of Ministers (GoM) as they seek to dispose of what is believed to be 9,400 'enemy properties', with a total estimated value of Rs 1 lakh crore.
Medical Termination of Pregnancy
The Union Cabinet has approved the amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, which will help strengthen women’s reproductive rights and prevent unsafe abortions along with giving its nod to extend the upper gestation limit for abortion from the existing 20 weeks to 24 weeks
RIGHT TO PRIVATE PROPERTY
The case starts with an 80-year-old woman whose 3.34 hectare of land was forcefully taken over by the government of Himachal Pradesh in 1967 for a road construction.
Right to Protest
Public protests are the hallmark of a free and democratic society that is based on the logic that the elected government should take into account the voice of the people and that any decision should only be taken after proper discussion and consultation.
Tenth Schedule to the Indian Constitution
The Tenth Schedule, originally inserted in the Indian Constitution in 1985, has a chequered history. But there appears to be a growing consensus that it has failed to achieve its objective of curbing opportunistic defections from one political party to another.
What is Good Governance Index?
The Good Governance Index (GGI) has been brought out by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions to determine Governance status in the country as it exists today and the reference level for the future will also be set.
126th Constitutional Amendment
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Law and Justice, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, on December 9, 2019.