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Sub-Categorisation of Scheduled Castes

Why in the news Sub-Categorisation of Scheduled Castes? A committee of five secretaries, led by the cabinet secretary, been establish by the union government. This committee’s job is to evaluate the 1,200 Sub-Categorisation of Scheduled Castes in the nation and determine how best to allocate benefits, programs, and initiatives to the most underprivileged populations. This …

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UCC in Uttarakhand

UCC in Uttarakhand Why in the News? On February 8, 2024, the Uttarakhand Assembly passed the Uniform Civil Code (UCC) Bill, making it the first state in independent India to implement a common rules for all communities — except Scheduled Tribes — on marriage, divorce, inheritances, and live-in relationships, among other things. The UCC drafting …

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J&K LOCAL BODIES LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2024 TAKEN UP FOR CONSIDERATION AND PASSING IN LOK SABHA

Introduction of J&K LOCAL BODIES LAWS (AMENDMENT) BILL The Lok Sabha has taken up the J&K Local Bodies Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2024 for consideration and passing. The Bill seeks to amend certain provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Panchayati Raj Act, 1989, the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal Act, 2000, and the Jammu and Kashmir Municipal …

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CRIMINAL LAW REFORM ACTS

Why in the news CRIMINAL LAW REFORM ACTS? The Indian President has granted assent to the three important laws to reform the nation’s criminal justice system in Criminal Law Reform Acts. More on the news: The three Acts include: Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita 2023 replacing the Indian Penal Code (IPC), 1860. Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita 2023 …

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Electoral Bonds: A Boon or a Bane for Indian Democracy?

Context of Electoral Bonds Electoral bonds, introduced in 2018, have ignited a fierce debate in India. Proponents champion them as a revolutionary step towards curbing black money in political funding, while critics decry them as an opaque veil shielding corporate influence and jeopardizing democratic principles. To understand this complex issue, we must delve into the …

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MODEL PRISONS ACT 2023

Why in the news Model Prisons Act 2023? The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has prepared the ‘Model Prisons Act 2023’ that will replace the almost 130 years old law ‘The Prisons Act of 1894’. More about the news: Along with ‘The Prisons Act, 1894’, ‘The Prisoners Act, 1900’ and ‘The Transfer of Prisoners Act, …

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TEXT OF THE PREAMBLE

TEXT OF THE PREAMBLE The term ‘Preamble’ means the introduction to a statute. It is the introductory part of the constitution. A preamble may also be used to introduce a particular section or group of sections. WE, THE PEOPLE OF INDIA, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a SOVEREIGN SOCIALIST SECULAR DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and …

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PROCEDURE FOR AMENDMENT

PROCEDURE FOR AMENDMENT To evolve and change with all changes in the society and environment is a necessity for every constitution. The makers of the Constitution of India were fully aware of this need through procedure for amendment. As such, while writing the constitution, they also provided for a method of its amendment. Further they …

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