Crucial Bills And Amendments for IAS Prelims 2017: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.
This article covers some of the most important Bills and Amendments which will help you for your upcoming IAS Prelims Preparation.
Crucial Bills And Amendments for IAS Prelims 2017: Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, Whistleblowers Amendment Bill
Today we will discuss the next two bills. Below mentioned is the explanation of the the next two topics i.e Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, Whistleblowers Amendment Bill.
Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill
The Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday, which will bring in heavier fines for traffic rules violation, improve licensing system, protect the good samaritans and check bogus vehicle theft cases.
- The bill seeks to save lives by ushering in radical reforms in the motor vehicles law to slap heavy penalty on traffic violators, protecting good samaritans and making vehicle-makers responsible for design defects to cut road accidents.
- The basic aim of the bill is “to save human lives”,as a whopping five lakh accidents take place every year claiming around 1.5 lakh lives across the country.
- It links driving licence and vehicle registration with Aadhaar-based platform. The move comes in the wake of de-duplication of licenses and registration of stolen vehicles.
- The Bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to address issues such as third party insurance, regulation of taxi aggregators, and road safety.
- Under the Act, the liability of the third party insurer for motor vehicle accidents is unlimited. The Bill caps the maximum liability for third party insurance in case of a motor accident at Rs 10 lakh in case of death and at five lakh rupees in case of grievous injury.
- The Bill provides for a Motor Vehicle Accident Fund which would provide compulsory insurance cover to all road users in India for certain types of accidents.
- The Bill defines taxi aggregators, guidelines for which will be determined by the central government. The Bill also provides for:
(i) amending the existing categories of driver licensing,
(ii) recall of vehicles in case of defects,
(iii) protection of good samaritans from any civil or criminal action, and
(iv) increase of penalties for several offences under the 1988 Act.
The Whistleblowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015
To make amendments to the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2014, the Government has introduced the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in the Lok Sabha on 11-05-2015 which has been passed by the Lok Sabha on 13-05-2015. The Bill is presently pending in the Rajya Sabha.
- Amendments in section 4 prohibit disclosures prejudicially affecting the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security, strategic, scientific or economic interests of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, or lead to incitement to an offence, etc. These amendments have been modelled on the provisions of section 8(1) of the Right to Information Act, 2005.
- The Bill prohibits the reporting of a corruption related disclosure if it falls under any 10 categories of information.
- Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitender Singh enlisted the following features of the Whistle Blower’s Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015: Modelle…
- As per the amended provisions in Section 8, no person shall be required to furnish any information or answer any question or produce any document or render any other assistance in an inquiry under this Act, if the same is likely to result in the disclosure of any information of the nature specied in the amended Section 4.
Over here we conclude our article on Crucial Bills And Amendments for IAS Prelims 2017. Stay tuned with us for the rest of the topic that we will discuss day by day.