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  1. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 (Act 1 of 2022). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2022-04-18 | IND-2022-L-114003

    An Act to authorise for taking measurements of convicts and other persons for the purposes of identification and investigation in criminal matters and to preserve records and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

  2. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Act, 2019 (Act No. 45 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-12-11 | IND-2019-L-111100

    An Act to provide special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for recognising the property rights of resident in unauthorised colonies by securing the rights of ownership or transfer or mortgage in favour of the residents of such colonies who are possessing properties on the basis of Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Will, possession letter or any other documents including documents evidencing payment of consideration and for the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  3. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 (Act No. 40 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-12-05 | IND-2019-L-111096

    An Act to provide for protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

  4. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union territories) Act, 2019 (Act No. 44 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-12-04 | IND-2019-L-111098

    An Act to provide for merger of Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu and for matters connected therewith.

  5. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consumer Protection Act, 2019 (Act No. 35 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-08-09 | IND-2019-L-111101

    An Act to provide for protection of the interests of consumers and for the said purpose, to establish authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers' disputes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  6. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 (Act No. 20 of 2019). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2019-07-31 | IND-2019-L-111102

    An Act to protect the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husbands and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  7. India - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    National Strategic Plan for HIV/AIDS and STI 2017 2024. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-12-01 | IND-2017-M-112744

  8. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention and Control) Act, 2017 (No. 16 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-04-20 | IND-2017-L-110837

    An Act to provide for the prevention and control of the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and for the protection of human rights of persons affected by the said virus and syndrome and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  9. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2016 (No. 27 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-14 | IND-2016-L-103353

  10. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Hijacking Act, 2016 (No. 30 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-05-13 | IND-2016-L-103354

    Repeals the Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982.

  11. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 (No. 2 of 2016). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-12-31 | IND-2015-L-103210

    An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to children alleged and found to be in conflict with law and children in need of care and protection by catering to their basic needs through proper care, protection, development, treatment, social re-integration, by adopting a child-friendly approach in the adjudication and disposal of matters in the best interest of children and for their rehabilitation through processes provided, and institutions and bodies established, hereinunder and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto

  12. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (One Hundredth Amendment) Act, 2015. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-18 | IND-2015-L-99663

    An Act further to amend the Constitution of India to give effect to the acquiring of territories by India and transfer of certain territories to Bangladesh in pursuance of the agreement and its protocol entered into between the Governments of India and Bangladesh.

  13. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Repealing and Amending (Second ) Act, 2015 (Act No. 19 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-14 | IND-2015-L-99662

    The enactments specified in the First Schedule are repealed to the extent mentioned in the fourth column thereof.

  14. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Repealing and Amending Act, 2015 (Act No. 17 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-05-13 | IND-2015-L-99661

    The enactments specified in the First Schedule are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned in the fourth column of the Schedule.

  15. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act No. 4 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-25 | IND-2015-L-99659

  16. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2015 (Act No. 1 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-03-10 | IND-2015-L-99652

  17. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Act, 2014 (Act No. 34 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-17 | IND-2014-L-99650

  18. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by certain Establishments) Amendment Act, 2014 (Act No. 33 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-10 | IND-2014-L-99648

    An Act to amend the Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by certain Establishments) Act, 1988.

  19. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 (No. 30 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-26 | IND-2013-L-96426

    The Act sets out provisions which aim to ensure that land acquired for commercial purposes is acquired fairly and that fair compensation is provided to affected families. Repeals the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.

  20. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 24 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-09-18 | IND-2013-L-96425

    An Act further to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in the States of Kerala and Chhattisgarh.

  21. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 13 of 2013). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-04-02 | IND-2013-L-93631

    This amendment makes important changes to the Penal Code of India with respect to crimes committed against women. Amends the following:
    - section 100 of the Penal Code by adding another subsection entitled "seventhly..." concerning the offence of throwing acid;
    - adds a new section 166A and 166B concerning public servants disobeying directions under the law and punishment for non-treatment of a victim;
    - amends sections 228, 326A (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by acid), 326B (voluntarily throwing or attempting to throw acid), 354 (adds new section 354A, B, C and D concerning sexual harassment, assault or use of criminal force to woman with intent to disrobe, voyeurism, stalking);
    - adds new section 370 and 370A concerning trafficking in persons and exploitation of a trafficked persons
    - amends sections 375 (rape), 376 (punishment for rape), 376A (punishment for causing death or resulting in persistent vegetative state of victim), 376B (sexual intercourse by husband with wife during separation), 376C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority), 376D (gang rape) and 376E (punishment for repeat offenders).
    - section 509 increased the penalty for making words, gestures or acts intended to insult the modesty of a woman from a maximum on one year to a maximum of three years with a fine.

    Amends the Protection of Children from Criminal Offences Act by adding a new section 42 and 42A concerning alternate punishments and provides that the Act will not to be in derogation of any other Act.

    Also makes consequential amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Indian Evidence Act.

    This Act repeals the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 (No. 3 of 2013).

  22. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 26 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-06-04 | IND-2012-L-92075

    An Act further to amend the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971 and Other Related Laws.

  23. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 2 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-01-08 | IND-2012-L-92073

    An Act further to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in the States of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

  24. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011 (No. 20 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-23 | IND-2011-L-92072

    An Act to make special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for a further period up to the 31st day of December, 2014 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  25. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    The National Capital Territory of Dehli Laws (Special Provisions) Act (No. 5 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | IND-2011-L-92069

    An Act to make special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for a further period up to the 31st day of December, 2011 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  26. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (No. 43 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-09-13 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-26 | IND-2005-L-92080

    An Act to provide for more effective protection of the rights of women guaranteed under the Constitution who are victims of violence of any kind occurring within the family and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  27. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2005 (No. 25 of 2005). - India Code Information System (INCODIS)

    Adoption: 2005-06-23 | IND-2005-L-72594

    Amends sections 20, 24 and 29 of the principal Act and inserts a new section 25A.

  28. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Special Economic Zones Act, 2005 (No. 28 of 2005). - India Code Information System (INCODIS)

    Adoption: 2005-06-23 | IND-2005-L-72595

    Sets out the procedures for establishing special economic zones.

  29. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Right to Information Act, 2005 (No. 22 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-06-15 | IND-2005-L-71891

    Provides for setting out the practical regime of the right to information for citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authorities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority, the constitution of a Central Information Commission and State Information Commissions. Repeals the Freedom of Information Act, 2002 (No. 5 of 2003).

  30. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 50 of 2001). - India Code Information System (INCODIS)

    Adoption: 2001-09-24 | IND-2001-L-73548

    Amends sections 125, 127 and 128 of the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1973 concerning order for maintenance of wives, children and parents.

  31. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act (No. 49 of 2000).

    Adoption: 2000-12-11 | IND-2000-L-65799

    Amends section 40 of Human Rights Act, 1993. Provides for power to make rules retrospectively.

  32. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Information Technology Act, 2000 (Act No. 21 of 2000). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-06-09 | IND-2000-L-110155

  33. India - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    National Human Rights Commission (Procedure) Regulations, 1994

    Adoption: 1994-02-17 | Date of entry into force: 1994-03-01 | IND-1994-R-38712

    Rules of procedure for periodicity of meetings, dealing with complaints, recording minutes of meetings, reporting action taken, authentication of reports of decisions, and related matters. Establishes a team of investigation comprised of police officials of various specified ranks.

  34. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993 (No. 10 of 1994) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994-01-08 | Date of entry into force: 1993-09-28 | IND-1994-L-38711

    Establishes a National Human Rights Commission, State Human Rights Commissions in States, and Human Rights Courts. The functions and powers of the National Human Rights Commission include, inter alia, inquiring into complaints of human rights violations by public servants; examining the conditions of jail inmates; reviewing safeguards provided in the Constitution or other laws for protection of human rights; promoting awareness of human rights and enabling non-governmental efforts for the promotion of human rights. The State Human Rights Commissions are patterned after the National Commission, but have a regional specificity in their constitution and range of functioning.

  35. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 1992 (No. 39 of 1992).

    Adoption: 1992-12-10 | IND-1992-L-47675

    Amends s. 4 of the Citizenship Act, 1955, providing that a person born after 26 January 1950 but before the commencement of the Act shall be a citizen of India if the father is Indian at the time of birth; after the commencement of the Act, the person shall be Indian if either of the parents is Indian. Also replaces references to "male persons" with "persons".

  36. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990 (No. 21 of 1990). - Act No. 21 of 1990

    Adoption: 1990-09-10 | IND-1990-L-46592

    Governs use of force, search and seizure of vehicles and property, and arrest of persons by the Armed Forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

  37. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (No. 33 of 1989). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-09-11 | IND-1989-L-93591

    An Act to prevent the commission of offences of atrocities against the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, to provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and for the relief and rehabilitation of the victims of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

    In particular, this Act provides that no person is to compel or entice a member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe to do `beggar' or other similar forms of forced or bonded labour other than any compulsory service for public purposes imposed by Government.

  38. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, 1987 (No. 28 of 1987). - Act No. 28 of 1987

    Adoption: 1988-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 1988-06-08 | IND-1988-L-46590

    Prescribes the death penalty or life imprisonment for persons convicted of terrorist acts. Provides for courts to try cases of terrorism.

  39. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Commission of Sati (Prevention) Act, 1987 (No. 3 of 1988). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1988 | IND-1988-L-93628

    An Act to provide for the more effective prevention of the commission of sati and its glorification and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
    Whereas sati or the burning or burying alive of widows or women is revolting to the feelings of human nature and nowhere enjoined by any of the religions of India as an imperative duty;
    And whereas it is necessary to take more effective measure to prevent the commission of sati and its glorification;
    Be it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-eighth Year of Republic of India as follows:

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Punishment for offences relating to Sati
    Part III - Powers of Collector or District Magistrate to prevent offences relating to Sati
    Part IV - Special Courts
    Part V - Miscellaneous

  40. India - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental (Protection) Rules, 1986.

    Adoption: 1986-11-19 | IND-1986-R-51960

    Amended text.

  41. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environment Protection Act 1986 (No. 29 of 1986).

    Adoption: 1986-05-23 | IND-1986-L-48578

  42. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Act, 1985 (No. 1 of 1986) [as amended, with comments and references to cases up to 1994].

    Adoption: 1986-01-08 | IND-1986-L-48124

    Establishes a Board and Appellate Authority for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction, which shall register companies with severe financial difficulties ("sick companies") and propose appropriate measures.

  43. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 (No. 60 of 1986). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1986 | IND-1986-L-93627

    An Act to prohibit indecent representation of women through advertisements or in publications, writings, paintings, figures or in any other manner and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

  44. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Dowry Prohibition (Maintenance of Lists of Presents to the Bride and Bridegroom) Rules, 1985 (G.S.R. 664 (E)). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1985-08-19 | IND-1985-L-93626

    1. Short title and commencement
    2. Rules in accordance with which lists of presents are to be maintained

  45. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industrial Reconstruction Bank of India Act 1984 (No. 62 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984-09-11 | IND-1984-L-5217

    Establishes the Bank, which is to function as the principal credit and reconstruction agency for industrial revival.

  46. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Terrorist Affected Areas (Special Courts) Act, 1984 (No. 61 of 1984). - Act No. 61 of 1984

    Adoption: 1984-08-31 | Date of entry into force: 1984-07-14 | IND-1984-L-46591

    Allows the Government to declare areas as terrorist affected areas and to establish special courts therein to deal with terrorist matters.

  47. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act 1984 (No. 4 of 1984).

    Adoption: 1984-03-24 | IND-1984-L-5211

    Further amends the Industries (Development and Regulation Act (No. 65 of 1951) in particular by inserting a definition of "small scale industrial undertaking" and by setting forth measures the Central Government may take to promote such undertakings. Repeals the Industries (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance 1984.

  48. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    National Security Act, 1980 (No. 65 of 1980). - Act No. 65 of 1980

    Adoption: 1980-12-27 | IND-1980-L-46589

    Allows the government to detain a person with a view to "preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the State Government." Sets forth procedures of detainment and amounts of time a person may be kept in custody.

  49. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act, 1978 (No. 6 of 1978). - Act No. 6 of 1978

    Adoption: 1978 | IND-1978-L-46593

    Allows the Government to restrict access to certain areas and detain persons who are disturbing the maintenance of public order.

  50. India - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Protection of Civil Rights (PCR) Rules, 1977 (S.O.734(E)). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1976-11-16 | IND-1976-L-93608

    Made under the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 (No. 22 of 1955).
    1. Short title and commencement
    2. Definitions
    3. Manner of inquiry under sub-section (1) of section 10A
    4. Period for filing a petition under sub-section (3) of section 10A
    5. Reports by the State Governments

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