Recent major changes in the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

The Ministry of Law and Justice on 9thAugust 2019, notified the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019. to further amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. Amendments Definition of “Arbitral Institution” After the amendment, a new term “Arbitral Institution” has been introduced in the Act which shall mean, an arbitral institution designated by the Supreme […]

What’s new in the new Consumer Protection Act, 2019

Note: Every reference in this article to “new act” shall be construed as a reference to The Consumer Protection Act, 2019 and every reference to “old act” shall be construed as a reference to The Consumer Protection Act, 1986. Additions New Definitions “advertisement” means “any audio or visual publicity, representation, endorsement or pronouncement made by […]

Conciliators to exercise Govt.’s power u/s 10 of Industrial Disputes Act

The Ministry of Labour & Employment, on 10th June, 2019 vide notification no. S.O. 1936(E) has delegated the Government’s power of “Reference of disputes to Boards, Courts or Tribunals” under Section 10 of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, to the Conciliation Officers. However, nothing in this notification shall affect the powers of the Central Government to exercise the […]

Minimum Qualifications for Teachers in Medical Institutions (Amendment) Regulations, 2019

The Medical Council of India, on 7thJune 2019, vide notification MCI-12(2)/2019-Med.Misc./122527 amended the Medical Institutions Regulations, 1998. Amendments to Schedule 1, Clause 6   A new proviso was added to clause 6 of Schedule 1. Now with respect to MD/MS, in disciplines where the post of Senior Resident is not prescribed in the applicable Minimum […]

Ministry of Finance announces commemorative coin of ₹550 denomination.

The Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs),  on 3rd June 2019, via notification no. G.S.R. 407(E) notified the Coinage (Issue of Commemorative Coin on the occasion of the 550th Prakash Utsav of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji) Rules, 2019. As per these rules, the coin of Rs. 550/- (Five Hundred and Fifty only) denomination shall be coined at […]