Law Affairs For The Month Of June 2020

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

  • On May 26, 2020, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court took suo moto cognizance of migrant workers' issue and noted that there have been “inadequacies and certain lapses” on the part of the Central and State governments in dealing with the migrant workers' crisis during the lockdown.

  • On June 3, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi has made historic amendments to the Essential Commodities Act. Under the amendment, the regulatory environment has been liberalized for farmers.

  • The Supreme Court of India recently ordered to change a plea that requested to change India’s name into Bharat into a representation. The apex court also ordered to forward it to the Union Government, especially the Ministry of Home Affairs.

  • The Government of India recently inaugurated the 18th Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for the Union territories of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal has formed an Expert Advisory Committee to advise the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). The committee has been formed to address the challenges faced in Delhi and also ramp up medical infrastructure. The committee will also advise the DDMA to integrate measures of various agencies to effectively mitigate COVID-19. The Director-General of ICMR, director of AIIMS is all part of the committee.

  • On June 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of India issued notice to the Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) and the Union Government on providing Health Insurance for mental illness.

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