Law Commission

Lok Sabha passes arbitration bill by voice vote

The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed by a voice vote the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which aims to make the country more investor-friendly.

Dec 17, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

Plans to turn law panel into permanent body put on hold

A proposal to make the Law Commission into a permanent body has been put on hold  by the Government which has decided to continue with the present system of reconstituting it every three years.

Oct 06, 2015, 14:31 PM IST
Modi govt may reject law panel's recommendation for abolition of death penalty

Modi govt may reject law panel's recommendation for abolition of death penalty

Home Ministry is said to be of the view that the time is “not ripe” to remove death penalty completely from the statute book.

Oct 05, 2015, 11:46 AM IST

Law Commission set to be reconstituted

The Law Commission, which advises government on complex legal issues, is set to be reconstituted in the coming days.

Sep 08, 2015, 23:53 PM IST
Yakub Memon, Afzal Guru's executions were politically motivated: Justice AP Shah

Yakub Memon, Afzal Guru's executions were politically motivated: Justice AP Shah

Former Delhi High Court chief justice AP Shah has claimed that the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon were politically motivated.

Sep 04, 2015, 10:41 AM IST
Law Commission wants abolition of death penalty in all cases except those linked to terror

Law Commission wants abolition of death penalty in all cases except those linked to terror

The Law Commission of India has recommended the abolishing of death penalty in all cases except those with charges of terrorism and waging war against the state.

Aug 31, 2015, 18:22 PM IST

Bring rules to check pet-care market where cruelty is norm: Law Commission

Despite violation of animal rights, the Environment Ministry has failed to notify rules for the past five years to regulate the pet care market in India estimated at Rs 800 crore citing lack of enabling provisions in the law, the Law Commission said today.

Aug 28, 2015, 21:19 PM IST

Death for kidnapping for ransom can't be dubbed outrageous: SC

Rising incidents of kidnapping and abduction for ransom not only by ordinary criminals but even by terrorists necessitate a stringent punishment for those indulging in such activities, the Supreme Court has said while upholding death sentence under section 364A of IPC.

Aug 23, 2015, 21:37 PM IST

Cabinet clears amendments to Arbitration Act

Seeking to ensure faster settlement of commercial disputes, Cabinet Wednesday cleared a proposal to amend the Arbitration Act which sets a fixed timeline for arbitrators to resolve cases.

Aug 05, 2015, 22:39 PM IST

CEC favours collegium to choose ECs

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi favours a collegium type set up to choose the CEC and Election Commissioners who he says should have equal protection under the Constitution in the matter of removal.

May 31, 2015, 12:56 PM IST

Shah Committee on MAT invites suggestions from stakeholders

The high-level Justice A P Shah committee on levy of MAT on foreign investors has invited suggestions and representations from all stakeholders, including industry associations.

May 26, 2015, 20:42 PM IST

Law panel for joint custody of child in divorce cases

Pitching for removal of superiority of one parent over the other, the Law Commission on Friday recommended joint custody of minors to both the parents in case of a divorce, saying Indian custody laws must change with times.

May 23, 2015, 11:17 AM IST

Now interact with law commission on Twitter, Facebook

The law commission which advises government on complex legal issues on Thursday forayed into the social media domain to help people interact with it directly on issues concerning framing of laws.

May 21, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

Shah Committee to go into all 'legacy' tax issues: Jaitley

The Justice Shah Committee, constituted to go into levy of MAT on FIIs, will look into all important "legacy" cases, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said blaming conflicting judicial rulings for the controversy on the issue that has riled foreign investors.

May 18, 2015, 15:35 PM IST

Tax dept not to take coercive action against FIIs on MAT dues

A day after the government announced setting up a high-level panel under Law Commission Chairman A P Shah, the Finance Ministry has decided not to adopt coercive methods for recovery of MAT dues from foreign investors.

May 08, 2015, 19:55 PM IST

Govt plans making Law Commission into a permanent body

Government plans to make Law Commission, which advises government on complex legal issues, into a permanent body, a move aimed at bringing continuity in its functioning.

May 04, 2015, 15:42 PM IST

Bill to set up commercial benches in HCs introduced in RS

A bill to set up commercial benches in select high courts to deal with high value business disputes was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Apr 29, 2015, 18:12 PM IST

Govt looking at amending Prevention of Corruption Act: Jaitley

Stressing on the need to differentiate between "errors and corruption" in bureaucratic decision making, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley on Monday said the government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Apr 06, 2015, 20:13 PM IST

Jaitley urges industry help in honest decision-making

Errors in decision-making and corruption in decision-making need to be looked at differently, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday in a reference to probes against some leading industrialists and retired bureaucrats for graft.

Apr 06, 2015, 13:30 PM IST

Political parties support trust under EC to disburse corporate funding

Cutting across political affiliations, parties on Sunday batted for a national trust under the Election Commission to disburse money donated by corporates for political activities while disfavouring direct corporate funding to them.

Mar 30, 2015, 21:08 PM IST