Six months later, MHA yet to frame rules on CAA -Vijaita Singh

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published Published on Jul 21, 2020   modified Modified on Jul 21, 2020

-The Hindu

Parliamentary panel to seek status report

More than six months after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, was passed by Parliament, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is yet to frame rules or inform Parliament about the delay in doing so. Without rules being notified, the Act cannot come into force or be implemented.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Subordinate Legislation, which has not received any communication from the MHA, has decided to write to the Ministry on the status of the CAA rules.

Chairman of the committee K. Raghu Rama Krishna Raju told The Hindu, “We will be writing a letter to the MHA as there is no request for extension of time (for notifying the rules), will send them a reminder to give us a status [report]. As per norms, MHA should have framed the rules within six months or seek extension.” Mr Raju is an MP of the YSRCP.

The CAA was passed by Parliament on December 11, 2019, and given the President of India’s assent the next day, December 12, 2019. The MHA had issued a notification that the provisions of the Act will come into force from January 10.

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The Hindu, 21 July, 2020,

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