Modi government is all set for introducing 16 new bills before the year 2022 ends. These bills are concerning several different current issues. With these new 16 bills, the Modi government is aiming to pass 23 bills in total this season.
Reports confirm that the other seven proposed bills of the total 23, will come up in the Parliament, among which four of the proposed legislations have been passed by the Lok Sabha and waiting for the decision of the Rajya Sabha. And for the other three proposed pieces of legislation, the parliamentary committee has already submitted the report, and it is waiting for its final decisions.
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In all these 23 proposed bills many crucial current affairs have been addressed. One of the most important bills is ‘The Trademarks Bill (amendment), 2022’, this bill aims at making changes to international registration under the protocol of Madrid. The amended version which has been proposed in this season has come up with a single registration with a one-time fee which will manage the trademark in 128 countries globally. On the other hand, another amendment bill of contentious electricity has also been proposed which is presently being scrutinized under the Parliamentary Standing Committee. Some other bills such as Data Protection Bill and the telecom bill are also in the same stage. These bills are not yet cleared; however, the cabinet is in the stage of consultations regarding these bills, and it is hoped to be presented in the Parliament before the end of this year.
Of these newly proposed 16 legislations, four are addressing the ST (Scheduled Tribe) caste list revision in several states such as Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.
Another crucial bill is the Forest (Conservation) amendment bill, 2022 which has been proposed to unfasten the uncertainty of the Forest (Conservation) Act, of 1980 and encourage the conservation of forests and plantation processes even in the areas which are not specifically marked as the forest area.
The National Dental Commission Bill addresses setting up the National Dental commission and nullifies the Dentists Act, of 1948. On the other hand, The Cantonment Bill 2022, has also been proposed in this new list that addresses the administration of the cantonments to have democratisation, modernisation and immense efficiency of taking responsibility for the development and ‘ease of life of people living in the particular cantonment. This law has yet not been brought in front of the Parliament.
According to the latest update, it is hoped that The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022 might be successfully implemented this time. This majorly aims to bring down the regulatory compliance burden of the stakeholders, whereas the clauses of protecting the environment will remain the same.
In the new proposed legislation, the bill of Old Grant (Regulation) bill, 2022 has also been included. This bill follows the Governor General Orders of 1836, 1827, 1838, 1849 and 1851 and regulates the lands given under the Governor General Orders.