सामयिक विषय: Law & Justice

Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Question: Recently, the Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament. The bill will be subject to the necessary amendment in which of the following Acts?
(a) Dentist Act, 1952 (16of 1952)
(b) Dentist Act, 1948 (16 of 1948)
(c) Dentist Act, 1956 (16 of 1956)
(d) Dentist Act, 1992
Answer: (b) 
related Facts:

  • On September 20th, 2017, The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament.
  • The bill will be subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948).
  • The amendment will reduce the redundancy.
  • The clauses being amended include those pertaining to certain modifications in the provisions of the Dentists Act, 1948 with regard to:

  1. The membership of the Dental Council of India under clause (f) of   section 3 and
  2. The membership of State and Joint State Dental Councils under clause (b) of section 21 and clause (b) of section 23 of the said Act.

  • As per the existing Act, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and the election of four/ two members from Part B to the State/ Joint State Dental Councils.


Uttar Pradesh cabinet approves amendment in the Waqf Act 2013

Amendment in Wakf Act

Question: Under which of the following sections of Wakf Act, 1995, as amended in 2013, there is a provision to form Wakf tribunal in Uttar Pradesh?
(a) Section-82
(b) Section-83
(c) Section-84
(d) Section-85
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On August 22nd, 2017, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet approved an amendment to the Wakf Act.
  • Wakf tribunal formed in Rampur UP has been terminated with this approval.
  • The jurisdiction of the Rampur Tribunal has been merged into the jurisdiction of the tribunal at Lucknow.
  • The provision to be formed Wakf Tribunal in the state is provided under section 83 of the Wakf Act, 1995, as amended in 2013.
  • Under the aforesaid provisions, Wakf tribunals were set up in Lucknow and Rampur in March 2014.


Government withdraws Architects (amendment) bill 2010 from Rajya Sabha

Architect (Amendment) Bill-2010

Question- Recently, the Central Government withdrew which of the following bill after its introduction for amendment in the Rajya Sabha?
(a) Architects Act, 1972
(b) Architects Act, 1973
(c) Architects Act, 1974
(d) Architects Act, 1975
Ans: (a)
Related facts:-

  • On July 24, 2017, the Central Government withdrew the bill introduced in the Rajya Sabha for amendment in the Architects Act, 1972.
  • The bill was first introduced in the Rajya Sabha by the previous government in 2010, which was later referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development. The committee has not submitted its report yet.
  • Some of the important provisions of the bill were- registration of architects, establishment of a Council of Architecture to prescribe minimum standards of architectural education in India and maintenance of the register of architects.

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