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ILO Bats for Access to justice for Migrant Workers

New York (ABC Live): Migrant Workers : Access to justice is often out of reach for migrant workers in South-east Asia, the United Nations labour agency reported today in a study that shows non-governmental organizations assisting more often than Government officials or trade unions. “Barriers to accessing formal assistance are one of the key reasons why migrant workers are vulnerable …

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Labour Commission Recommends Labour Codes

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Second National Commission on Labour has recommended that the existing Labour Laws should be broadly grouped into four or five Labour Codes on functional basis. Accordingly, the Ministry has taken steps for drafting four Labour Codes on Wages; Industrial Relations; Social Security & Welfare; and Safety and Working Conditions respectively, by simplifying, amalgamating and rationalizing the …

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Passports Act Requirements for Getting Indian Passport

New Delhi (ABC Live): Passports Act : An application for issue of a passport under the Passports Act, 1967 may be made to a Passport Issuing Authority for which the applicant must fulfill the following criteria: (i) that the applicant is a citizen of India; (ii) that the applicant has not been, at any time during the period of five years …

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India All Set to Amend Amasr Act 2010

New Delhi (ABC Live): Amasr Act 2010 :The proposal for amendment of the Amasr Act, 2010 has been approved by the Cabinet and the pertaining Bill has been moved to Lok Sabha. The proposal is to allow public works or projects essential for public in prohibited area within 100 meter from protected monument but not having substantial impact on preservation, …

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First Judicial Reforms India Needs Strict Compliance of Procedural Laws

New Delhi (ABC Live) :Judicial Reforms India :The parliament of India has enacted a series of provisions to introduced in procedural laws to enable the expeditious disposal of criminal and civil cases. The First Judicial Reforms  India which India needs is the Strict Compliance of Procedural Laws, these include, amendment of Section 309, CrPC to discourage unnecessary adjournments which says, …

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CIC Holds Seminar on Land Records and RTI Act, 2005

New Delhi(ABCLive): RTI Act :  The Central Information Commission (CIC) organised a seminar on “Land Records and Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005”, here today. Addressing the seminar, Chief Information Commissioner Shri Radha Krishna Mathur said that almost half of the RTI queries received by the State Information Commissions relate to Land Records. He said Land Resources primarily being a …

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Senior Advocates, Law Firms Come Under GST

New Delhi (ABC Live):Senior Advocates : There are points being raised about the applicability of GST on legal services provided by advocates – whether it is in forward charge or reverse charge. It may be mentioned that there is no change made in taxation of legal services in the GST era. In this context, it is further clarified that legal …

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ICJ Finds No Consular Access to Jadhav Against Vienna Convention

Hague (ABC Live):Vienna Convention :The International Court of Justice (ICJ), principal judicial organ of the United Nations, today indicated to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan that it must “take all measures at its disposal” to ensure that Mr. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, of Indian nationality, is not executed pending a final judgment of the Court in the Jadhav Case (India v. …

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Monuments Archaeological Sites Remains Act

New Delhi (ABC Live): Monuments Archaeological Sites Remains Act :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. To make way for certain constructions limited strictly to public works and projects essential to public within the prohibited area, the following …

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Cabinet Decides to Amend PPE ACT

New Delhi (ABC Live): PPE 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 …

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