All important Acts amendments and bills in 2018

In this article, we have updated all-important Acts amendments and bills in 2018  between January 2018 to December 2018 on monthly basis.  The events are compiled from newspapers (The Hindu, TOI, IE & ET), magazines, and various online resources.


December 2018

  • Trai amends MNP regulations
  • Consumer protection bill Passed
  • Surrogacy Bill Passed
  • NITI Aayog pitches for NMC Bill enactment
  • Panel constitute on RBI reserves transfer
  • Amendment in POCSO Act 2012
  • India’s Second BUR to UNFCCC

November 2018

  • No update for November 2018

October 2018

  • Committee to review the Competition Act
  • Par panel for Ayushman Bharat
  • IBBI Regulations 2018 notified
  • Adjudicating authority for benami cases

September 2018

  • Instant Triple talaq is a criminal offense
  • Committee constitutes for jail reforms
  • Panel formed for Lokpal

August 2018

  • Seva Bhoj Yojna launched
  • Bill to give constitutional status to NCBC
  • President nod to fugitive Bill
  • NCBC Bill passed
  • Juvenile Justice Amendment Bill, 2018 introduced
  • Govt withdraws FRDI Bill from LS
  • Bill to restore original SC/ST atrocity law passed
  • SC to constitute panel on issues in jails
  • Bills to amend GST laws passed
  • Sports University Bill passed
  • LS passes arbitration bill
  • Draft on standards for medical devices
  • Regulations for Drones announced
  • Law panel to recommend the framework for simultaneous polls

July 2018

  • SC lashes out at Centre over welfare scheme
  • DNA Technology Regulation Bill 2018 approved
  • Copyright treaties get nod
  • IBBI amends the IBBI Regulations, 2016
  • Allow gambling as regulated activities
  • Labour ministry finalises IR Code
  • SC on Section 377
  • MRA signed in 2010 approved
  • Fugitive economic offenders bill passed
  • Govt drops FRDI Bill
  • A Bill to scrap ‘no detention’ rule passed
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill 2018 approved
  • Amendments to the anti-corruption law passed
  • Proposes to change in Trade Unions Act
  • Nod to the panel for DNT, SNT and NT
  • Panel for mob violence
  • Bill to punish bribe-givers passed
  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 passed
  • Monuments amendment bill sent to select panel
  • Monitoring committee for the clean Yamuna
  • Human trafficking Bill passed
  • Panel recommendations on the Passport Act
  • The Criminal Law Amendment Bill passed
  • A Bill to revamp homoeopathy council passed
  • Committee set up on stressed power projects

June 2018

  • National Sports University Ordinance, 2018
  • Dam Safety Bill 2018 approved
  • Withdrawal of Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013
  • Internet telephony amended

May 2018

  • FFC constitutes an Advisory Council for ToR
  • Par panel to look into black money
  • Ordinance for amendments to the bankruptcy code
  • One-person commission for Thoothukudi violence
  • Deliberations on Punchhi panel recommendations

April 2018

  • Human Rights (Amendments) Bill, 2018 approved
  • Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 approved
  • Fugitive economic offenders Ordinance gets the nod
  • Fugitive economic offender’s ordinance promulgated
  • Ordinance promulgates.

March 2018

  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill 2018 approved
  • Anti-trafficking bill Cleared
  • Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill introduced
  • Bill to prevent scrutiny of foreign poll funds to parties
  • SC passes slew under SC/ST Act.
  • Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill 2018
  • Gratuity Act, 2018 brought in force

February 2018

  • Bill to amend PMLA through Finance Act 2018
  • The government makes Amendments in Small Savings Act
  • Committee set up to FDC drugs
  • Draft rules of Compensatory Afforestation Act
  • Cabinet nod to amend Chit Funds Act

January 2018

  • Centre on Brahmaputra studies set up
  • IBC Amendment Bill cleared
  • Heritage monuments bill passed
  • Par panel for the law on data privacy
  • New Consumer Protection Bill introduced
  • Don’t privatise Air India: Par panel
  • Amendments to Companies Act notified
  • Panel on National Anthem row
  • Cryptocurrencies panel submits the report
  • More amendments in insolvency law

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