CAA Delayed Further as Home Ministry Seeks Another Extension Till January 9 Next Year for Framing Rules


There goes to be extra delay within the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) which was handed by Parliament in 2019. The Home Ministry has requested for yet one more extension until January 9 subsequent 12 months for framing the foundations for the mentioned Act, implying there might be a delay of over two years within the implementation of the Act since its enactment.

Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai in a written reply to Parliament on Tuesday confirmed {that a} additional extension has been sought.

“The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) has been notified on December 12, 2019 and has come into force with effect from January 10, 2020. The Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have been requested to grant further extension of time up to January 9, 2022 to frame the rules under the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019,” Rai mentioned in his reply.

The goal of the laws is to grant Indian citizenship to persecuted minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and the federal government has mentioned that such folks can begin submitting functions for a similar. However, within the absence of the foundations to the Act, the identical can’t be applied. The Home Ministry has to date sought a number of extensions for a similar from the Committees on Subordinate Legislation in each homes of Parliament.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba in a number of letters this 12 months took objection to subordinate legislations relating to enacted acts being delayed inordinately, telling ministries that such delay defeats the aim for which the laws is enacted.

In a latest letter earlier than the beginning of the monsoon session of Parliament, Gauba has the method for notifying such guidelines and rules must be accomplished on the earliest, “preferably within two months” of the enactment of the regulation. He had additionally requested ministries for an instantaneous assessment of all circumstances of pending subordinate legislations and take vital motion for his or her early notification.

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