Saturday, 5 October 2019

National e Governance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) signed an MoU with The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

Posted On: 30 SEP 2019 8:56PM by PIB Delhi 
 
National eGovernance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) & The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal have signed an MoU at New Delhi today in the presence of Secretary, MeitY, VC-NLU Delhi and VC- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL, Patiala) to implement an ‘Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law, Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics through NeGD Learning Management System (LMS)’.

With advent of digital age and increased use of mobiles and computers, there has been a significant increase in cybercrimes over the past few years which pose a major challenge for the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA). The goal of this programme is to enable Police Officers, State Cyber Cells, Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecutors and Judicial Officers to acquire the requisite skills to deal with Cyber Forensics cases efficiently & effectively as per the Indian Cyber Law while adopting global best practices, standards and guidelines.  NeGD, under the Digital India Programme in collaboration with NLIU Bhopal has taken this initiative to offer 9 months Online PG Diploma Course in Cyber Law, Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics to 1000 officials through its Learning Management System (LMS). 

A Cyber Forensics Lab shall be setup in the premises of National Law University (NLU) Delhi for facilitating this course.  Other law schools/ universities like  National Law School of India University (Bangalore), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala), etc.  will also be involved in the programme in future. The law schools will provide the necessary faculty members, expertise and content for the virtual classes and development of e-content.  NLIU, BHOPAL will award the PG Diploma Certificate to the candidates who successfully complete the course.        

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(Release ID: 1586784)

Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Enforcement of various provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019

Posted On: 04 SEP 2019 2:01PM by PIB Delhi 
 
The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 was notified on 9th August, 2019. Sub-Section 2 of Section 1 of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019 provides as under:-
“(2) Save as otherwise provided in this Act, it shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint and different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.”

2.         The Central Government by exercising powers conferred under sub-section 1 of the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019, appoints the 30th August, 2019, for enforcement of the following Sections of the  Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Act, 2019:-
(i)         Section 1;
(ii)        Section 4 to 9 [both inclusive];
(iii)       Section 11 to Section 13 [both inclusive];
(iv)       Section 15.

3.         Necessary Gazette Notification in this regard has been issued by the Central Government. In pursuance of the above notification, the section 17, 23,29A, 34, 37, 45 and 50 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the Act) stand amended. Also three new sections namely 42A, 42B, and 87 stand inserted in the Act. The insertion of section 87 is with retrospective effect i.e. 23rd October, 2015, with a view to clarify the applicability of the said cut-off date on arbitration and related court proceedings. 

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(Release ID: 1584067)

Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB) 

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