Category: Bill Analysis

Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022

A draft of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 was released for public comment by the Ministry of Communications late last month. The new bill seeks to replace the existing regulatory framework – the Telegraph Act, 1885, the Wireless Telegraphy Act, 1933, and the Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act, 1950 – and provide a framework for regulating all aspects of the telecom industry, including service provision, networks, infrastructure, and spectrum, which is defined in the bill as as the range of frequencies of radio waves. In short, this is a broad overhaul and modernisation of India’s telecom regulations to include new technology and communication platforms.

Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSH) Code

Workers can demand worksite safety, working hours, welfare provisions, annual leave, health, and working conditions.

TheOccupationalSafety,HealthandWorkingConditionsCode, 2019

The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions (OSHWC) Code, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 23rd July, 2019 by the Ministry of Labour & Employment after inter-ministerial consultations and suggestions received from the public/stakeholders

Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

Human trafficking is a deplorable human rights violation that occurs worldwide. Trafficking in persons for labour and/or sexual exploitation is a form of modern-day slavery, a human rights violation that constitutes a crime against the individual and the State.

The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017

The Medical Council of India (MCI) was established in 1934 under the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act, 1933, with a primary aim to standardise both training in medicine and the accreditation of medical and surgical proficiency in India and abroad.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017

Talaq, under Islamic law, refers to the husband’s right to dissolve the marriage and divorce his wife. One such form of talaq is that of talaq-e-biddat or instantaneous triple talaq.

The Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises Development Bill, 2018

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018 aims to amend section 7 of The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006.

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

In light of the recent spate of heinous sexual attacks against girls across the country, there has been increasing public outrage over the issues of sexual assault against minors, and against females in particular.

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2018

In order to comprehensively understand the challenges faced by the transgender community in India, an Expert Committee was established by the government in 2013.