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Lok Sabha Passes Tribunals Reforms Bill

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Tribunals Reforms Bill

Tribunals Reforms Bill: Amid the din, Lok Sabha, on August 3, 2021, passed the Tribunals Reforms Bill that seeks to abolish nine appellate tribunals.

Key Highlights:

  • The bill was passed by voice vote without a debate amid continuing protests by Opposition parties over the Pegasus snooping row and other issues.
  • The Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021, which seeks to replace the Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021, was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021:

  • Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021 seeks to replace Tribunals Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Ordinance, 2021.
  • Bill was introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 1, 2021.
  • Bill provides for the abolition of tribunals or authorities under several Acts by amending
    • Cinematograph Act of 1952
    • Copyrights Act of 1957
    • Customs Act of 1962
    • Patents Act of 1970
    • Airport Authority of India Act of 1994
    • Trade Marks Act of 1999
    • Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999
    • Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001,
    • Control of National Highways (Land and Traffic) Act, 2002
  • It also provides for uniform terms and conditions of service for chairpersons and members of certain tribunals.
  • All pending cases before such tribunals or authorities will be transferred to Commercial Court or High Court.

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