Articles about Law Ministry

Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

19 Jun 2022

Aadhaar Card
Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.

ECI sends 6 proposals to Centre seeking many electoral reforms

13 Jun 2022

Elections
ECI sends 6 proposals to Centre seeking many electoral reforms

Rajiv Kumar—who took office as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India last month—has requested the Law Ministry to issue a notification for linking voters' Aadhaar with voter IDs, reported The Indian Express.

EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

01 Dec 2020

West Bengal
EC wants NRIs to vote through postal ballots, approaches government

The Election Commission is willing to extend the option of postal ballot voting to non-resident Indians (NRIs) and has approached the government for the same, Indian Express reported on Tuesday.

Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

04 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu
Defense secretary tests coronavirus positive, part of South Block sealed

Defense Secretary Ajay Kumar tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantining at his home, reports said. The 1985-batch IAS officer is the first top bureaucrat to have contracted COVID-19.

Soon, accused to get 5-year-jail for possessing child-porn, no bail

24 Nov 2018

WhatsApp
Soon, accused to get 5-year-jail for possessing child-porn, no bail

The new proposed amendments in the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) plan to crack down on child pornography.

Take sexual allegations seriously: Maneka Gandhi to Centre

10 Oct 2018

Sexual Harassment
Take sexual allegations seriously: Maneka Gandhi to Centre

At a time when Union Minister and former editor MJ Akbar is facing serious allegations of sexual harassment during his tenure as a journalist, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has come forward and spoken about the #MeToo movement.

Maneka insists on no age-limit to report child sexual abuse

08 Oct 2018

India
Maneka insists on no age-limit to report child sexual abuse

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi today said she has asked the Law Ministry to not keep any age limit to report child sexual abuse, allowing people to complain about what has happened to them even "10-15 years later".

Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up

24 Aug 2018

India
Video-conference-facility available in 929 courts, jails yet to match up

As many as 929 District Courts under 24 High Courts of India have been equipped with video-conference facility for speedy trial in cases in which the accused are lodged in different jails, whereas the corresponding number of prisons having similar provision is far less, Law Ministry data said.

Government to set up DNA databanks at national, state level

13 May 2018

India
Government to set up DNA databanks at national, state level

DNA databanks will be set up at national and state levels to store DNA profiles, and those who leak the information stored in such facilities will be punished with an upto three years' jail term or upto Rs. 1L fine, according to a draft bill on DNA technology being finalized by Law Ministry.

Expenditure on court cases goes up over Rs. 40 crore

06 May 2018

India
Expenditure on court cases goes up over Rs. 40 crore

The expenditure incurred by the government in contesting cases in the Supreme Court has gone up from nearly Rs. 11 crore in 2011-12 to Rs. 42.40 crore in 2017-18, Law Ministry data shows.

Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold
Indu Malhotra becomes SC judge while KM Joseph remains on-hold

The government and judiciary are heading towards a fresh row; yesterday, in an unusual move, it cleared one name recommended by the collegium, keeping the other on hold.

SC collegium, law ministry spar over appointment of judges
SC collegium, law ministry spar over appointment of judges

Legal experts have cautioned the government against accepting one of the recommendations of the SC collegium for elevation to the apex court while keeping the other one on hold.

There are only 73 women judges in Indian High Courts
There are only 73 women judges in Indian High Courts

The Law Ministry informed the Lok Sabha that the 24 High Courts present across the country have only 73 women judges while their male counterparts are 600 in number.

Indian military to soon get special-forces, cyber and space divisions

18 Oct 2017

Indian Army
Indian military to soon get special-forces, cyber and space divisions

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is expected to announce the raising of three new tri-service agencies for cyber warfare, space and special operations.

NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters

30 Aug 2017

India
NITI Aayog backs proposed law for heavy penalties on polluters

Thousands of polluting industries, including sugar producers, distilleries, pharmaceutical units, mining units, etc. have been issued closure orders by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for violating pollution norms.

CBI seeks Govt's nod to reopen Bofors payoff case

11 Aug 2017

India
CBI seeks Govt's nod to reopen Bofors payoff case

The Central Bureau of Investigation indicated it is likely to reopen the politically-sensitive Rs. 64cr Bofors bribery case if the Law Ministry gives the go-ahead.

Indian Railways has highest number of pending cases: Law Ministry
Indian Railways has highest number of pending cases: Law Ministry

As per the Law Ministry reports, the railways is the biggest litigant among the government departments as it has nearly 66,000 pending cases in courts.

Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

01 Jun 2017

India
Law ministry clears appointment of 14 judges to Bombay HC

The Law Ministry recently notified the appointment of 14 additional judges to the Bombay High Court, after President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent.

EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines

19 Apr 2017

Twitter
EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines

Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Election Commission's proposal to buy Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.

EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs

17 Apr 2017

Twitter
EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs

The Election Commission has issued a fresh reminder to the Centre to sanction funds for the procurement of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) systems in time for the 2019 General Elections.

Union law ministry announces plans for TV channel

16 Mar 2017

Prakash Jha
Union law ministry announces plans for TV channel

In a bid to spread legal awareness, the Union Law Ministry announced plans to start its own TV channel.