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Enemy Property Ordinance, 2016 Becomes Live

New Delhi (ABC Live): Enemy Property Ordinance : The President of India has promulgated the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Fifth Ordinance, 2016 (8 of 2016) on 22nd December, 2016. After the Indo-China aggression in 1962, specific properties of Chinese nationals in India were vested in the Custodian in terms of Defence of India Rules, 1962. Subsequently, after the Indo-Pak ... Read More »

India Liberalizes its Passport Rule 1980

New Delhi (ABC Live): Passport Rule 1980 :In order to streamline, liberalize and ease the process of issue of passport, the Ministry of External Affairs has taken a number of steps in the realm of passport policy which is expected to benefit the citizens of India applying for a passport. The details of these steps are given below:- PROOF OF DATE ... Read More »

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Lok Sabha today passed The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act  2016. The Bill will replace the existing PwD Act, 1995, which was enacted 21 years back. The Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill on 14.12.2016. The salient features of the Bill are: Disability has been defined based on an evolving and dynamic concept The ... Read More »

India Amends Tax Laws for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Act, 2016 has come into force on 15th December, 2016.  The Taxation and Investment Regime for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana, 2016 (the Scheme) introduced vide the said Act shall commence on 17th December, 2016 and shall remain open for declarations up to 31st March, 2017. The rules in this regard have been ... Read More »

New Framework for Environment NOC for Construction Sector

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Government has put in place a new framework and an institutional structure for streamlining the environmental clearance for building and construction sector.  Briefing mediapersons on the notification here today, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change,       Shri Anil Madhav Dave said that this is another step towards decentralization, delegation of powers ... Read More »

The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Rules 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Government has issued the notification for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2016 here today.  In an interaction with mediapersons here today, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Anil Madhav Dave said that this is meant to regulate pet shops.  Shri Dave said that ... Read More »

India Amends Taxation Laws for Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana

New Delhi (ABC Live): Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana :Evasion of taxes deprives the nation of critical resources which could enable the Government to undertake anti-poverty and development programmes. It also puts a disproportionate burden on the honest taxpayers who have to bear the brunt of higher taxes to make up for the revenue leakage. As a step forward to ... Read More »

India Notifies Insolvency Professionals Regulations 2016

New Delhi (ABC Live): Insolvency Professionals Regulations 2016 : The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI), in exercise of its powers conferred under Section 240 of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code), has notified today the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (Insolvency Professionals) Regulations, 2016. These regulations inter alia provide for registration, regulation and oversight of insolvency ... Read More »

Merchant Shipping Bill 2016 Reaches Indian Parliament

New Delhi (ABC Live):Merchant Shipping Bill 2016 :The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016 for introducing it in the Parliament. The Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016 is a revamped version of the Merchant Shipping Act, 1958. The Bill provides for repealing of Merchant Shipping Act, 1958 as well as for ... Read More »

India Decides to Allot Judge UID for Mapping Performance

New Delhi (ABC Live): Judge UID : The government has decided to allocate a unique identification (UID) number to every judge in the country, including those in the Supreme Court and the 24 high courts. The Judge UID  would to help the Supreme Court track the performance of individual judges and make all judgments delivered through his or her career ... Read More »