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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NALSA launched free legal service clinics across the country

National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) launched the 2648 village legal service clinics across the country. The Chief Justice of India, P.Sathasivam inaugurated the free legal clinics in New Delhi.

As per the regulation, NALSA will set up village legal services clinics in one village in each Taluk of the country. These village legal services clinics will dole out legal advices to people with the help of para-legal volunteers and empanelled lawyers, besides assisting them in getting BPL card, Election ID, Aadhaar Card, gas connection and other government welfare schemes.

Motto: No person in the country should starve from hunger of justice.

Benefit: These centres will help villagers overcome the problems they face due to ignorance of the law and illiteracy and function as single- window facilities to give all types of services to the common man.

About National Legal Services Authority (NALSA)

  • Constituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.
  • Chaired by Mr. Justice P.Sathasivam, hon’ble Chief Justice of India.
  • National Legal Literacy day observed on November 9 every year.
  • Functions: To provide free legal services to the eligible persons and to organize Lok Adalats for amicable settlement of disputes.
  • Eligible Persons for getting free legal services: Women and Children; Members of SC/ ST; Industrial workmen; Victims of mass disaster; violence, flood, drought, earthquake, industrial disaster; Disabled persons; persons in custody; Persons whose annual income does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-; Victims of trafficking in human beings.
  • Free Legal Services can be availed from:  District Legal Services Authority situated in the District Courts Complex in every District of the country, High Court Legal Services Committee situated at High Court Complex in every High Court, State Legal Services Authority constituted in all the States of the country and Supreme Court Legal Services Committee.

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National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 extended to Karnataka and Chhattisgarh

The Union Government of India extended the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013 to the States of Karnataka and Chhattisgarh. Now, the act has taken off in seven states and union territories – Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh. Uttrakhand and Chandigarh are also expected to join this group soon.

  • The Government of India has also decided to protect existing allocation of each state in case the allocation under the proposed legislation is lower than its current allocation. It will be protected up to the level of average off take during last three years, at prices to be determined by the Central Government.
National Food Security Act (NFSA) 2013
  • Grains like wheat, rice and coarse grain will be distributed at the price of 3 Rs. 3, Rs. 2 and Rs. 1.
  • Identified beneficiary will get 5 kg of grains.
  • Pregnant women and lactating mothers and children are entitled to get meals under the prescribed nutrition by MDM and (ICDS. The age group would be 6 months to 14 years.
  • NFSA 2013 will provide high nutrition food to the age group of 6 years.
  • Pregnant women and lactating mothers will be entitled to get maternity benefit of not less than Rs. 6,000.
  • Working to empowering for women

If an identified beneficiary is poor of the poorest than he will entitle to get 35 kg of grains under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY).

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