What’s New in Law
Aadhaar (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019
When the Parliament is not in session and it is expedient to formulate the law, then President of India under its legislative power promulgates an ordinance. Promulgation of Aadhaar Amendment ordinance was approved by union cabinet on 28th February 2019, which is in line with bill passed by Lok sabha on 4th January 2019. The amendment will amend following acts:
The Supreme Court in case of Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd.) V/S Union of India, held that Right to privacy is fundamental right, thus Aadhaar Act need to be amended to bring it in line with right to privacy. The objective of such ordinance is to make Aadhaar data secure, no denial of benefits of social service schemes due to non availability of Aadhar, where Aadhaar is mandatory.
Features of the amendment are as follows:
The Constitution 103rd Amendment Act, 2019
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018(22 of 2018)
Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2018.
Commonly known as triple talaq bill passed by Lok Sabha. Bill punishes pronouncement of triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) imprisonment for 3 years and fine. Cognizance of the offence can be taken only on complaint is lodged by the victim wife or her close blood relatives. Also, the offence will be compoundable at the instance of the wife on such terms and conditions as deemed fit by the Magistrate. The offence is also bailable, and Magistrate can grant bail, but only after hearing the wife. The Bill provides for grant of custody of the minor child to the wife, and also maintenance suitably determined by the Magistrate