1/7/14

Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A snapshot | Live Law

Home

Who We Are

Careers

Advertise

Search this site

Search

Contact Us

Home

News Updates

Columns Events

Interviews

Law School Corner

Deal Makers

Book Reviews

Job Updates

Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A Follow Us On snapshot    
On 07/01/2014 by Anisha Aditya

Subscribe now to get LIVE LAW in your inbox !
Name

Email

Subscribe

Find us on Facebook

Live Law
Like You like this.

Share
Tw eet 3 Like Share 29 0 Share

You and 9,256 others like Live Law .

1. The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012: This Act seeks to amend the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002 and the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions Act, 1993. The Act proposes to provide for conversion of any part of debt into shares of a borrower company. The Act proposes to include multi-state cooperative banks in the definition of banks in the existing Act. 2. The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Act, 2012:
Facebook social plugin

Report to Live Law Do you want to send us a lead/news?
Live Law encourages its readers to send news and leads about incidents
1/6

The Act expands the definition of offence under money laundering to include activities like concealment, acquisition, possession and use of proceeds of crime. The Prevention
www.livelaw.in/legislation-2013-central-acts-notified-in-2013/

“Prostitution” has been removed from the explanation clause. 2012: The Act clarifies that the ‘proceeds of terrorism’ include property intended to be used for terrorism. private companies can have a maximum number of 200 members. This could deter victims from filing complaints. 3. The clause related to touching of private parts has been removed. 2002 levies a fine up to Rs five lakh.in/legislation-2013-central-acts-notified-in-2013/ Most Commented NLSIU student sues Hindustan Pencils for “racist” crayon (32) 2/6 . The National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Act. The Act expands the authority. first board meeting to be held within 30 days of incorporation. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act. sexual harassment. Unlike sexual harassment legislation in many other countries. only a man can commit the offence on a woman. The Act proposes to remove this upper limit. Live Law does not wish to collect personal information about the sender and hence you are not required to divulge any personal information while sending leads or news. Academicians to protest Supreme Court refuses to entertain PIL on Andhra Pradesh bifurcation Prashant Bhushan says that the NEET judgment was given to private medical colleges well before it was given to Justice Anil R Dave CLAT 2014 registration Started. It aims to address the issue of capital raising capacity of banks in India. The offence is no longer gender-neutral. It also provides safeguards against false or malicious charges. We will publish the news after confirming the authenticity of the same. 2013 is the commencement of the One Person Company. 2013: Submit Most Read Posts Prof. The new Banking Laws (Amendment) Act 2012 seeks to strengthen the regulatory powers of the Reserve Bank of India. All you want to know about CLAT 2014 Online Registration END OF CBI ? Guwahati High Court says CBI formation is ultra vires The Companies Act. 1988 established the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for the development. The Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Work Place Act. The offence is no longer gender-neutral. 8. maintenance and management of national highways. The Act proposes to introduce the concept of ‘corresponding law’ to link the provisions of Indian law with the laws of foreign countries. A notice of atleast seven days needs to be given in for meetings.1/7/14 Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A snapshot | Live Law of Money Laundering Act. The word sexual assault has been replaced back to rape. the Criminal Law(Amendment) Act. stalking have been incorporated into the Indian Penal Code. 2013: The Act defines sexual harassment at the work place and creates a mechanism for redressal of complaints. Two different bodies are called ‘Local Complaints Committee’. The most significant change brought about by the Companies Act. this Act does not provide protection to men. The NHAI consists of a chairman. 2013: Please type the provided above code Against the aftermath of the 16th December 2011 gangrape case. voyeurism. 4. The Act provides for action against the complainant in case of a false or malicious complaint. It will now consist of a www. 6. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act. only a man can commit the offence on a woman. Various other clauses like the person liable for issuing notice must be penalized if he fails to perform his task. N S Gopalakrishnan removed from Ministry of HRD Chair post. The new offences like. 2013 has various significant incorporations and amendments like the One Person Company. The Banking Laws (Amendment) Act. composition and functions of these Committees. Cases of sexual harassment of domestic workers have been specifically excluded from the purview of the Act. The Companies Act. It also expands the definition of ‘property’ by using the phrase ‘instruments in any form including but not limited to’ those listed in the original definition. Various other amendments have been brought in. 7. up to 5 full-time members and up to 4 part-time members. 2013 came into force. 2013: The National Highways Authority of India Act. shares other than sweat equity shares cannot be issued at a discount. The Act does not clearly demarcate the jurisdiction.livelaw. Please type leads or news here. acid attack. The Act increases the period for which an association can be declared as unlawful from two years to five years. 2012: pertaining to the legal fraternity. 5.

This may adversely impact implementation of the Act. under the CrPC. www. low cost. At least two of the part-time members must be non-government professionals with knowledge or experience in financial management. 2013: Prof. 2013. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Act. Offences under the Act may be tried summarily though the penalty could be five years imprisonment. However. only offences with a maximum imprisonment of two years can be tried summarily. Neither the state nor the centre is mandated under the Act to provide financial assistance for the conversion of insanitary latrines. High Court’s permission required. The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act. entitlement of children. Academicians to protest (25) Let us do away with ‘Your Lordship’ and ‘My Lord’ (19) Exclusive: Justice U L Bhat – First Martyr of the Collegium System. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act. It has a wider scope and higher penalties than the 1993 Act. However. 9. This Authority viz.1/7/14 Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A snapshot | Live Law chairman. 2013: An Act further to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order. flexible and portable retirement savings account. and is thus a Concurrent List item. A state government can grant the Executive Magistrate the judicial power to try offences under the Act. The Act provides for the creation of State Food Commissions. transportation planning or any other relevant discipline. 10. 2013: There could be an argument for Parliament’s jurisdiction to enact this Act as this regulates conditions of work. N S Gopalakrishnan removed from Ministry of HRD Chair post. The National Food Security Act. The Authority has the mandate to regulate all other pension funds (other than NPS) which are not regulated by any other enactment. 1992 (the Act). It was earlier introduced as an ordinance on January 21. 2013: It provides for the establishment of an Authority to promote old age income security by establishing. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Act. 2013: The Act seeks to amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act. up to 6 full-time members and 6 part-time members. which lapsed on April 4. says Principal Secretary (Law) 07/01/2014 Allahabad High Court seeks response from Centre and States on Government staff’s behavior towards common man 07/01/2014 In cases of Domestic Violence Act women could be made respondents: Bombay High Court 07/01/2014 Centre to be represented by new government advocate in Ram Setu case 07/01/2014 Law does not allow juvenile to be tried twice for the same offence: Centre to Supreme Court 07/01/2014 Petition against State bifurcation quashed by Supreme Court 07/01/2014 3/6 . 13.livelaw. 14. Justice Bhat not elevated to the SC for being irreverent to his Seniors (18) Auction Purchasers be on the alert –Lawmaker is unmindful of the injustice imprint in Article 134 of the Limitation Act R/W Section 47 CPC (16) It speaks of Public Distributive System (PDS).in/legislation-2013-central-acts-notified-in-2013/ Recent Posts Justice A K Ganguly’s Resignation Letter 07/01/2014 Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A snapshot 07/01/2014 Demand by Law Minister to meet all District judges. 1950 to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in the States of Kerala and Chhattisgarh. involving the District Grievance Redressal Officer (DGRO) and State Food Commission. to protect the interests of subscribers to schemes of pension funds and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. The Act provides for a two-tier grievance redressal structure. PFRDA shall administer the National Pension System for subscriber’s interest in accordance with the provisions of the PFRDA Act and the rules and regulations framed thereunder. lactating women and pregnant women. constitution and the jurisdiction of the Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University. 2013: This Act constitutes the functionality. It extends the eligibility criteria for the role of Presiding Officer of the SAT to include sitting or retired Judges of a High Court with a minimum service of seven years. The National Pension System reflects Government’s effort to find sustainable solutions to the problem of providing adequate retirement income. tax-efficient. It also deals with the identification of households which are eligible to be fed by the act. 12. the Lok Sabha was adjourned before it could consider a bill t o replace this ordinance. developing and regulating pension funds.NPS is an easily accessible. 11. The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act.

Those states which have not yet established a waqf board must do so within one year. Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act. 2013: This act states that even if a person is prohibited from voting due to being in police custody or in jail. Parliament can declare by law that the holding of certain offices will not incur this disqualification. It also establishes a procedure for removal of a chairperson of a waqf board. 2013: The Act provides that no factor may commence or carry on the factoring business without a certificate of registration from the Reserve Bank of India. “Wakf” is defined as permanent dedication of property by a Muslim for any purpose recognized to be religious or charitable under Muslim law. 16. and prohibit financial institutions from undertaking the factoring business if they fail to comply with its directions. other Acts passed in the year of 2013 are the National Waterway (Lakhipur-Bhanga Stretch of the Barak River) Act. Land Acquisition. If any factor fails to comply with a direction issued by the Reserve Bank of India. Marriage Laws (Amendment) Act. 2013: The Act makes changes to the composition of waqf boards. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twentieth Amendment) Act. call for information from the factor. The Act seeks to amend the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Act. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition. 17.4) Act. as long as his name is entered on the electoral roll he shall not cease to be an elector. The Representation of the People (Amendment and Validation) Act. Registration Of Births AND Deaths (Amendment) Act. This implies that he can file nomination for an election. The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Act. Though the Lokpal Act is passed in 2013 it is notified in 2014[Act 1 of 2014] Anisha Aditya is Student Reporter at Live Law Tagged Central Legislations Legislation of 2013 Related Posts www. It empowers the Reserve Bank of India to issue directions. 18. the factor and every officer in default may be punished with a fine of up to 5 lakh rupees and an additional fine of Rs 10. 2013: Article 102 of the Constitution provides that a person shall be disqualified from being chosen as a Member of Parliament (MP) if he holds an office of profit under the government of India or the government of a state. However.000 for each day the default continues. Citizenship (Amendment) Act. The Wakf (Amendment) Act. 1959.in/legislation-2013-central-acts-notified-in-2013/ 4/6 .1/7/14 Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A snapshot | Live Law 15. The definition of “disqualified” in the Act has been amended. The Act changes the term “Wakfs” to “Auqaf”. Apart from the Acts mentioned. which means disqualified for either being chosen as or being a Member of Parliament or a State Legislature.livelaw. The Appropriation (No. Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act. The amendment will exclude the Chairperson of the National Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Chairperson of the National Commission for the Scheduled Tribes from incurring any disqualification from being an MP. The amendment adds a ground to the definition that the disqualification has to be due to conviction for certain specified offences and can be on no other ground.

Academicians to protest Supreme Court refuses to entertain PIL on Andhra Pradesh bifurcation Prashant Bhushan says that the NEET judgment was Recent Comments Adv Sahil Vora on Let us do away with ‘Your Lordship’ and ‘My Lord’ swapankumar mazumder on Live-in relationships not a sin.livelaw.COM Website 8+ = 14 Comment Post Comment Follow Us On Livelaw Home Who We Are Careers Advertise Contact Us Most Read Posts Prof. Required fields are marked * Name * RAHUL SHARMA Email * RSVNS28@GMAIL. CBI in Ice Cream Parlour Sex Scandal Case Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published.in/legislation-2013-central-acts-notified-in-2013/ . N S Gopalakrishnan removed from Ministry of HRD Chair post.1/7/14 Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A snapshot | Live Law 26 Circumstances which led the CBI Judge to find Talwars guilty Senior Counsel Fee: How much is too much? Bifurcation of Police Investigation Wing and Law & Order Wing Supreme Court issues Notice to Kerala government. says Supreme Court ABHACHAWLAMOHANTY on 5/6    www. frame laws to protect women in such relationships.

All rights reserved. Member of House of Lords.in. Powered by Entraze Privacy Policy | Terms of Use www.livelaw.in/legislation-2013-central-acts-notified-in-2013/ 6/6 .1/7/14 Legislations enacted/ amended in 2013: A snapshot | Live Law given to private medical colleges well before it was given to Justice Anil R Dave Exclusive : In Conversation with Baroness Usha Prashar. and UK’s First Judicial Appointments Commissioner © 2013 LiveLaw.