Use RTI:Get Report card of the Public Authorities

Right to information (RTI) Act, came into force on 12 oct.2005 when there was constantly demand from the people of India to know the system and processes adopted by the various public authorities under the Local, State and Central Government in performing  their tasks and decisions regarding their duties and responsibilities towards the people of India. The act gives powers in the hands of the people and it is creating transparency among the public authorities…

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Competition Act 2002

  The Competition Act 2002 The Mahalanobis committee in 1960 brought out the issue of growing inequality in the post-independence period. The monopoly inquiry commission in its report submitted in 1965 recognized the ill effects of economic power which prompted GOI to enact the monopolies and restrictive trade practices act [MRTPA],1969 with an objective of prevention of concentration of economic power to common detriment, control of restrictive trade practices. The act covered monopolistic trade practices and restrictive…

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Writ Of Rights and Its Types: Habeas Corpus

A writ essentially means a fundamental order. In generic legal lexicon, it is a formal written order issued by a body with administrative or judicial jurisdiction. The three most common types of writs being prerogative writs, warrants, and subpoenas. Plainly put, anything issued under a recognised legal authority, is a writ. In the Indian legal system, the jurisdiction to issue ‘prerogative writs’ is conferred to the Supreme Court and to the High Courts of all…

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The flip side of RTE Act 2009

“Har bachcha chamke ab school chale hum!” Right to Education is a human right as declared by the United Nations. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan and its ‘constitutional sister’ RTE Act provides the same to children between 6-14 years of age. Before talking about the flip side of the Act, lets talk about the first side. Right to Education (RTE) Act or precisely Right of children to free and compulsory education Act was passed by the Indian…

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Are Human Rights Law Too Ambiguous?

[Corporate Point of View- Part:1] With great unrest pertaining to the constant human rights violations being brought to the World’s notice, people have come ahead and questioned, do the numerous human rights treaties and laws really work? Do they actually hold up the moral platform they are expected to? Or are they too ambiguous for the modern society which likes to crawl through the loopholes? We shall stick to a strict ‘Corporate‘ point of view…

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Land Acquisition Ordinance

It seems that this is the season of ordinances. There are various ordinances that have been introduced in the recent past months. One of them is the land acquisition ordinance. This ordinance will bring about significant changes in the land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement act, 2013. It will ease restrictions including a “consent clause” which was seen as an encumbrance for power, highways, housing, defence and infrastructure projects and holding up the economy’s growth potential.…

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Tax Evasion and DTAA – Part 1

Over the past week or let me say over the past few years (for the people who have been following news properly for this much time) Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement or DTAA has been a brewing topic whenever there is a question of black money involved anywhere. Before I move on to discussing what a DTAA is and what are the various important clauses of the agreement, I shall go upon the current stand of…

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Labour Reforms

   Labour Reforms and Make in India The present government has decided to amend the archaic labour laws of the country which resembles the colonial mindset of yester years; it is important to understand what the subsequent governments of our country have done for the millions of workers who drive the country. The fact that India is focussing on MAKE IN INDIA products to give impetus to its economy and improve the financial health of…

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