List of Bills and Amendments that Passed in June 2015- GK Updates

    List of Bills and Amendments that Passed in June 2015
    List of Bills and Amendments that Passed in June 2015- GK Updates:
    List of Bills, Acts and Amendments that passed in June 2015 were given here, candidates those who are preparing for competitive exams can use this.

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    Bills and Amendments in June 2015
    Maharashtra has decided to launchMaharashtra Prevention of Dangerous Activities Act (MPDA), 1981 which was against the people those who are involved in black marketing of essentials commodities and Sand Mafia.
    Union Cabinet meeting has introduced theBureau of Indian Standards Bill, 2015 which replaces the existing, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986. This was aimed to product more products under the mandatory standard regime.
    President Pranab Mukherjee has approved theNegotiable Instrument (Amendment) Ordinance 2015, which amends the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. This amendment will help more than 18 lakh people, those who are facing issues related to cheque bouncing cases.
    Highlights of Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill 2015:
    ·        The main amendment is the stipulation that the offence of rejection/return of cheque under the section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act will be enquired into and tried only by a court within whose local jurisdiction the bank branch of the payee, where the payee presents the cheque for payment is situated.
    ·        Section 138 of the Negotiable Act deals with the offence pertaining to dishonor of cheque for insufficiency, etc of funds in the drawer’s account on which the cheque is drawer for the discharge of any legally enforceable debt or other liability.
    ·        The bill adds provision to specify the territorial jurisdiction of the courts in cases related to bouncing of cheques which was not present in the parent Act.
    ·        It says that cases in this regards need to be filed only in a court in whose jurisdiction the bank branch of the payee lies.
    ·        It also adds provision related to more than one case is filed against the same person before different courts for bouncing of cheques. In this matter, the case will be transferred to the court that has appropriate jurisdiction.
    ·        The bill also amends the definition of cheque. Now it defines it as cheque in the electronic form which is signed in a secure system with a digital signature or using electronic system and drawn in electronic medium using any computer resource.
    President, Pranab Mukherjee has approved the re-promulgation ofLand Ordinance for the 3rd time as per provision of Article 123 of Indian Constitution.

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