DMPQ-Citizen amendment act is surrounded by controversies. Explain the statement.

Citizen amendment act made some amendment in  the process of acquiring citizenship. The 2019 act seeks to make illegal migrants who are Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, eligible for citizenship. The Act further reduces the period of naturalisation ( one of the mode of acquiring citizenship)  for such group of persons … Read more

DMPQ:What are the compulsory provisions for 73rd amendment act?

73rd amendment act gave the constitutional sanctity to the panchayat. IT was the landmark event in Indian constitutional History. The amendment had certain compulsory provisions and some voluntary provisions.   Compulsory Provisions are as follows: Organisation of Gram sabha Creation of 3 tier panchayati raj at District, Block & Village level All the seats in … Read more

DMPQ:Write short note on 123rd Constitutional amendment act?

It seeks to grant the National Commission on Backward Classes (NCBC) constitutional status, at par with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.The NCBC is a body set up under the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993. The Act states that the President may specify the socially and … Read more

DMPQ: What is the amendment procedure in Indian Constitution?

Procedure for amendment is laid down in article 368 part XX of the Indian constitution.  Following is the procedure for the amendment of the constitution: Amendment of the constitution can be initiated only by the introduction of a bill in either of the house. State legislature cannot introduce a bill for CA. The bill must … Read more

DMPQ: Discuss the features of citizen amendment bill 2016.( Acts)

Citizen amendment bill (2016) seeks to ease norms for religious minorities from neighbouring countries (non-Muslims) to get Indian citizenship.  But it has polarised regions in borders states like Assam as the locals fear a demographic change might be ushered due to immigration.   Features:   Citizenship Act, 1955 allows an immigrant to apply for citizenship … Read more

DMPQ: Maternity benefit amendment act (act)

Features of the act   The recently passed bill will amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.  It increases the paid maternity leave for pregnant women working in the organised sector from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.  The 26 weeks of leave will be for the first two pregnancies.  For the third child, … Read more