ORDINANCE

  • Ordinance not good for democracy, 'breaches' trust of people: President Pranab Mukherjee 11 hours 48 minutes ago

    New Delhi: After cautioning the Government against taking the Ordinance route, President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday did some plain speaking, saying enacting laws without discussions "breaches the trust" reposed by people and is not good for democracy. In his address on the eve of 66th Republic Day, Mukherjee spoke about the...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...
  • Centre to discusses Ordinance issue after President's objection 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The senior ministers of Central government met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss how to ensure that the Ordinances issued recently are followed up with legislative action in the upcoming Budget session next month after President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route. The meeting called...
  • President Pranab Mukherjee speaks out against partisan politics 5 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has rapped political parties for obstructing Parliament after the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi resorted to a flurry of executive decrees to push through economic reforms held up by the opposition. In a rare rebuke from country's largely ceremonial president, Mukherjee said the government and...
  • President cautions Centre against ordinance route 6 days ago

    New Delhi: With the Modi government opting for ordinances eight times in as many months, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday cautioned against the "ordinance route" being taken for normal legislations. Ordinances are meant for specific purpose "to meet an extraordinary situation under extraordinary circumstances",...
  • Rajasthan HC turns down plea filed against Panchayat ordinance on education norm January 15, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan High Court on Thursday turned down the petition filed by opposition parties and civil rights groups against panchayat ordinance brought in by state government that enacted minimum educational qualification mandatory for candidates contesting panchayat polls in the state. While rejecting the petition , the court said while it appreciates...
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior Congress...
  • President nod to ordinance for iron ore, non-coal mineral auction January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to an ordinance for auction of iron ore and other non-coal mines, a government source said. The Union Cabinet had earlier approved the ordinance on January 5. This would pave the way for introduction of competitive bidding for allocation of iron ore and...
  • Ordinance to amend Citizenship Act promulgated January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Ahead of the three-day meet of Indian diaspora in Gujarat, government on Tuesday promulgated an ordinance that seeks to merge Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes, by which PIOs will also get life-long Indian visa. The President has signed the Citizenship Ordinance,...
  • Panchayat polls: SC refuses to entertain PILs against Rajasthan ordinance January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain petitions challenging an ordinance recently passed by the Rajasthan Government mandating varied educational qualification for candidates to contest elections at different level of panchayats, saying that High Court was the forum for addressing these issues. "Go and challenge the vires...
  • 101 mines will be allocated and auctioned in this financial year: Coal Secretary January 1, 2015

    After the Cabinet cleared the coal ordinance post the winter session washout, the government has now issued new deadlines for coal allocations. "101 mines will be allocated and auctioned in this financial year," said the Coal Secretary. ...
  • Jairam Ramesh slams Modi government over Ordinance on land acquisition, says Congress to oppose it in Parliament December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, who piloted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, has slammed the Narendra Modi government for bringing in an Ordinance that dilutes key provisions of the Act. Ramesh says, "What...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 29, 2014

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  • News 360: Bajrang Dal stages protests against Aamir Khan's 'PK' across India December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' across the country even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. ...
  • Cabinet to discuss changes in Land acquisition Act through ordinance today December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Union Cabinet in its meeting on Monday evening is likely to approve ordinances for the Land Acquisition Act and Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act. President Pranab Mukherjee had last week, signed ordinances on raising the cap of Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance as well as...
  • Centre to take ordinance route to effect changes in Land Acquisition Act December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After yet another winter session of Parliament was washed out, wherein the Narendra Modi government failed to pass crucial economic reforms, it is now planning the ordinance route to make changes to the Land Acquisition Act. The government plans to exclude 13 central laws to clear several infrastructure and...
  • Centre to issue ordinance to auction cancelled coal blocks, says 'UPA's mess will be cleaned up' October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Weeks after the Supreme Court cancelled allocation of 214 coal blocks, the government on Monday moved to bring an Ordinance that will enable it to acquire the land of these mines along with plants for auction later. "India will bring in the Ordinance to help auction of coal blocks...
  • Cabinet decides to bring a bill to amend TRAI act June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: An ordinance which removed legal hurdles in the appointment of former TRAI chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be brought in the Budget session of Parliament in the form of a bill. The decision to bring a bill to amend the TRAI...
  • Why Ordinance route was adopted for N Misra's appointment: Congress May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday questioned the appointment of former TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking why the government adopted the Ordinance route in this regard. Congress general secretary and Chairman of AICC Communication Department Ajay Maken, at the same time, made it...
  • N Misra appointed as Principal Secretary to PM through ordinance May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Regulatory Authority of India chairman Nripendra Misra was appointed as the Principle Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government promulgated an Ordinance to amend a law that could have prevented him from getting the key post. The Ordinance was necessary because of a legal...
  • Disruption of Parliament led to exploration of Ordinance route on anti-graft bills March 4, 2014

    The government is not bypassing Parliament on the issue of bringing a set of anti-graft ordinances but continuous disruption of proceedings led to exploring the Ordinance route, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Tuesday. Talking to reporters on his way back from Myanmar, Khurshid said normally these bills should have...
  • Chidambaram to meet President to convince him on anti-graft ordinances March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram will meet President Pranab Mukherjee against to convince him on bringing in key anti-graft bills through ordinances. The Cabinet failed to announce the ordinances on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's pet bills after the President expressed reservations. The President made his views clear in a...
  • Communal Violence Bill be brought through ordinance route: Rahman Khan March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Minorities Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan on Monday said the government should have brought in the Communal Violence Bill also through an ordinance route. The remarks came a day after the Cabinet cleared an ordinance to amend the Prevention of Atrocities against SC/ST Act. Khan said, "I was of...
  • UPA may make one last attempt to push through anti-graft ordinances March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government's move to pass the five anti-corruption bills through the ordinance route has hit a roadblock. The Union Cabinet on Sunday did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances being pushed by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reservations. The President made his...
  • Don't sign ordinances, CPI-M tells president March 2, 2014

    The CPI-M on Sunday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to approve a clutch of bills which it said the cabinet might turn into ordinances for politically vested reasons. "The union cabinet is considering a clutch of bills which were not taken up in parliament during the recently concluded session," CPI-M general...
  • UPA's effort to push Rahul's anti-graft ordinances meets dead end March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The UPA government's effort to push through Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's anti-corruption Bills via ordinance route met a dead end. The Union Cabinet did not take up the anti-corruption ordinances after President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his reluctance to sign all the anti-graft ordiances. The Cabinet has cleared...
  • President reluctant to sign Rahul's anti-graft ordinances: Sources March 2, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has expressed his reluctance to sign all anti-graft ordinances and the Cabinet may clear one or two ordinances, said sources on Sunday. The President has no objection to changes in the Prevention of Corruption Act, sources added. It was also learnt that the President has no...
  • Manmohan Cabinet to meet today, likely to clear key poll sops February 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could be Prime Minister Manmohan Sigh's last Cabinet meet, the UPA government is all set to clear some vital proposals on Friday before model code kicks in ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sources say the Cabinet could approve the merger of the Dearness Allowance with...
  • Government ready with ordinances on two anti-graft bills February 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Pushed by Rahul Gandhi, the government looks set to shortly bring ordinances on two anti-corruption bills along with three other legislations which could not be passed during the just-concluded Parliament session. Sources said ordinances were ready on Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill and Right of Citizens for Time-Bound Delivery...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets to...