Rajasthan State Commission for Women: RSCW: Introduction and Recent Initiatives

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RSCW: Background An international treaty, CEDAW (Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women) to ensure women’s empowerment was signed in 1979. India signed this treaty with some amendments on 9 July, 1993 and in consonance to International efforts for women’s empowerment, National Policy for Women was declared in 1996. Subsequently, National Commission for Women and State Commissions for Women were constituted. On 23th April 1999, the state government introduced Rajasthan Continue Reading

Inter-State Council

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Recently, news of Union Ministers Smriti Irani and D.V.Sadananda Gowda being dropped from Inter-State Council, came up.   The NDA Government, in July 2016, constituted inter-state council after a gap of 10 years. Lets look at various aspects of this Inter-State Council: What is Inter-State Council? Article 263 of the Constitution, contemplates to establishment of Inter-State Council to effect coordination between states and between Union & States.  The Council is a recommendatory Continue Reading

Indian Computer Emergency Response Team: CERT-In

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CERT-In is the national nodal agency for responding to computer security incidents as and when they occur. It deals with cyber security threats like hacking and phishing in India. The organization works under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and has head quarters in New Delhi. Objectives: Protect Indian cyberspace and software infrastructure against destructive and hacking activities. Strengthen security-related defence of the Indian Internet domain. Issue guidelines, vulnerability notes, advisories, and whitepapers Continue Reading

National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission

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About National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) Setup in 1988 Statutory Body, setup under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986. Also quasi-judicial commission as decides on appeal related to consumer protection. The commission is headed by a sitting or retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. Section 21 of Consumer Protection Act, 1986 posits that the National Consumer Dispute redressal Commission shall have jurisdiction: To entertain a complaint valued Continue Reading