Citizenship Act 1955 Current Affairs - 2020

Citizenship Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in Lok Sabha. The protests have erupted in Assam against the passage of the bill. The people of Assam fear that the amendment bill undermines the Assam Accord of 1985. Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to amend the citizenship Act, 1955.  The features of Read More…

Centre sets up Bezbaruah committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of Assam Accord

As per the announcement made to set up a high-level committee to review the implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord, the government has set up a committee headed by former Union tourism secretary M.P. Bezbaruah. Terms of Reference of the committee Clause 6 of the Assam Accord provides for Constitutional, legislative and administrative Read More…

President signs ordinance amending Citizenship Act, 1955

President Pranab Mukherjee has signed the ordinance that amend’s Citizenship Act, 1955. Earlier, union government had promulgated this ordinance in order to merge Person of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) schemes. Thus, providing life-long Indian visa facility to PIOs. It was signed on the eve of the opening of the three-days meet Read More…

Government gives nod for Ordinances to amend Citizenship Act, 1955 & Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996

Union government has given its nod for ordinance route to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955 and the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. This move of government comes few days before Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2015 which marks the centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa on January 9, 1915.   Key facts Read More…