Constitution & Law Current Affairs - 2019

Summary of latest bill and acts passed or pending in 2019 in Parliament of India with their salient features and issues for Current Affairs 2019 preparation for various examinations such as UPSC, SSC, State Civil Services, CLAT, Judicial Services etc.

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Lok Sabha passes Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014

Lok Sabha has passed the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill was passed by voice vote.

The Bill amends the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 for the changing the provision related to appointment of Director of CBI.

The Bill amends the provision in relation to the Leader of Opposition (LoP) and states that where there is no LoP, the Leader of the single largest Opposition Party in that House would be part of the committee for appointment of Director of CBI.

In the present Lok Sabha there is no LoP in Lok Sabha, since no party have the numbers to get the post. Now Congress is the largest Opposition party.

Summary

  • Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 constitutes a special investigation police force known as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
  • Earlier the Act had provision for a three member committee to make recommendations to the central government for appointment of the Director of CBI.
  • This committee comprised of Prime Minister (Chairperson), the Chief Justice of India or a Supreme Court judge nominated by him, and the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha.

Thus this amendment bill, will pave the way for the appointment of a new CBI Director in December as incumbent CBI Director Ranjit Sinha is to retire on 2nd December 2014.

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Supreme Court opines to terminate IPL team Chennai Super Kings

Supreme Court while hearing on the Mudgal report Committee probe on IPL spot-fixing case has opine to terminate Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

This hearing was given by two member special bench headed by Justice T S Thakur and Justice Fakkir Mohamed Ibrahim Kalifulla.

SC hearing

  • Disqualification of CSK: The bench mentioned that being Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief and by owning CSK, Srinivasan had breached the provision of conflict of interest. So, CSK needs to be disqualified.
  • BCCI not taking any action: The bench has also questioned that BCCI over not taking any action against CSK, Rajasthan Royals -the other team whose owner Raj Kundra was allegedly involved in betting, and their officials on the basis of findings of Mudgal Committee report.
  • Fresh Elections of BCCI: The court also suggested there must be fresh election process for the Board. In these elections the people whose names are mentioned in the Mudgal report should not take part. Afterwards newly elected board should decide what actions are to be taken on the basis of findings of the report.

Earlier SC hearing:  SC while hearing on the IPL spot-fixing case probed by the Justice Mudgal Committee had disclosed names of few persons those who had alleged links with this case. They were

  • Srinivasan- Former President of BCCI and owner of CSK
  • Sunder Raman- BCCI chief operating officer (COO).
  • Raj Kundra- Rajasthan Royals co-owner.
  • Gurunath Meiyappan- Chennai Super Kings team principal and son-in-law of N. Srinivasan.

About Mudgal Committee

In 2014, SC has constituted Justice Mukkul Mudgal Committee to conduct an independent inquiry over allegations of corruption, betting and spot-fixing in IPL matches.

Members of committee:  Retired Justice Mukkul Mudgal (Head), former Solicitor-General of India L.Nageshwara Rao, former Umpire Nilay Dutta, Deputy DG of Narcotics Control Bureau B.B.Mishra and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.

They had submitted its findings in the form of a final Report to the SC in a sealed cover on November 3, 2014.

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