Tuesday, Sep 27, 2022

Law Ministry


Legal to hold Rajya Sabha election after new House takes oath: Election Commission to Kerala HC

April 10, 2021 2:55 am

It added that the Rajya Sabha election schedule would be notified before the expiry of the term of the state’s Upper House members from these seats on April 21.

Law Ministry junks MoE proposal on IIMs

February 11, 2021 10:01 am

The MoE proposed the said order under Section 38 of the IIM Act, which allows the government to remove teething difficulties in implementing the new law within three years of its enactment.

Covid effect: Age limit reduced for voters to opt for postal ballot in LS, assembly polls

June 26, 2020 8:43 pm

While amending the Conduct of Election Rules on June 19, the Law Ministry has allowed those aged 65 years and above to opt for postal ballot. The ministry has allowed "COVID 19 suspect or affected persons" to use the postal ballot facility.

Locked in litigation on e-cigarettes, vapes ban, Health Ministry seeks opinion of Law Ministry

July 31, 2019 7:05 am

A senior official confirmed banning ENDS is part of the Health Ministry’s 100-day agenda, but another said it is holding off on implementing DTAB’s recommendations to clear legal hurdles.

Law Ministry approves changes to three laws to help NRIs' wives facing marital hardships

June 26, 2018 10:34 pm

The Marriage Act would be amended to provide for mandatory registration of NRIs' marriages within seven days, failing which the passports and visas of the NRIs would be liable to be denied or revoked, the official said.

Union Law Ministry readies ordinance on SC/ST Act

April 17, 2018 9:32 pm

Introducing a bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament slated for July to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 to overturn the SC order is the second option before the government, the sources said. 

Law Ministry nod to four judges for Calcutta High Court

April 13, 2018 4:26 am

According to sources, the ministry cleared the names of Biswajit Basu, Amrita Sinha, Abhijit Gangopadhyay and Jay Sengupta — members of the bar — to be elevated as judges of the HC. The name of Dr Sutanu Kumar Patra was withheld, they said.

Death penalty should stay, say 12 out of 14 states, UTs

March 12, 2018 9:26 am

The 12 states, while arguing against the abolition of capital punishment, took the line that the penalty serves to act as a deterrent in cases of heinous crimes such as murder and rape.

Proposed revision: Govt relaxes rules on cattle market, drops reference to slaughter

February 27, 2018 8:49 am

The original version, dated May 23, 2017, had notified a ban on sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets, triggering an outcry over its effect on trade across the country.

No record on legal action to be taken against those forcing to say Bharat mata ki jai: Law ministry

February 07, 2018 1:22 pm

Chief Information Commissioner R K Mathur, however, refused to intervene in the matter, saying the response of the ministry was satisfactory.