GS-2, Uncategorized

Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 and the related issues

Context The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill that seeks to amend the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, was passed by the Parliament in August. UAPA provides special procedures to deal with terrorist activities, among other things. Key amendments: To designate individuals as terrorists on certain grounds provided in the Act. The Bill empowers the Director General of NIA to… Continue reading Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 and the related issues

Editorials, GS-2, Public Admin 2

Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Context Recently the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed by both Houses of Parliament with an objective of stopping the rampant sexual abuse of children. It seeks to provide more stringent punishment, including death penalty, for sexual crimes against children. The present bill is welcome in certain respects as it specifically defines… Continue reading Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019

GS-2, Uncategorized

National Medical Commission Bill

Recently, the National Medical Commission Bill, 2019 was passed by the parliament. The bill sets up the National Medical Commission (NMC) which will act as an umbrella regulatory body in the medical education system. Also, the NMC will subsume the MCI and will regulate medical education and practice in India. Apart from this, it also… Continue reading National Medical Commission Bill

GS-3, Indian Economy, Uncategorized

A, B, C, D of GST Bill

What is the Goods and Services Tax (GST)? As the name suggests, the GST will be levied both on goods (manufacturing) andservices. A single, comprehensive tax that will subsume all the other smaller indirect taxes on consumption like service tax, etc. This is how it is done in most developed countries. Let’s know the structure… Continue reading A, B, C, D of GST Bill

Indian Polity, Public Admin 2, Uncategorized

What is Janlokpal Bill?

Delhi Janlokpal Bill has prescribed a cooling period for public servants for joining any private entity or doing any consultancy work. "No public servant, for a period of two years immediately after he ceases to be such public servant, shall be eligible to take up any employment, assignment, consultancy, etc with or for any person,… Continue reading What is Janlokpal Bill?