With the new year having kicked in, it’s time to make plans for the year ahead. Keeping this in mind, the government has rolled out revised set of laws, bills, and rules for 2023. To make life simpler, Rest The Case, a legal aggregator platform has compiled the list for easy access to plan the rest of 2023.
Following are the list of important bills, rules, and laws which you can look out for in 2023:
Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022. The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, of 2022, is legislation, on one hand, outlines the rights and duties of the citizen and on the other hand, the obligations to use collected data lawfully of the data fiduciary. The government is hoping to introduce the bill in the upcoming parliament sessions. The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2022. This Bill was recently passed in the winter session of the Parliament. The passed Bill seeks to conserve and protect wildlife through better management of protected areas. The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022. The Bill amends the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to empower the central government to specify a carbon credit trading scheme. The Maritime Anti-Piracy Bill, 2022. The Bill provides an effective legal instrument to combat maritime piracy and stringent punishment for those convicted of such crimes. Implementation of Labour Law Reforms. Expanding the social security coverage for unorganised workers and pursuing states to make rules for labour codes will be the key priorities for the government in 2023. The Centre is working with states for the implementation of the four labour codes. New Bank Locker Rules 2023. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has amended bank locker rules, which will take effect on January 1, 2023. The banks are supposed to renew their agreements with customers as per the model drafted by the Indian Bank Association (IBA). New NPS Withdrawal Rule. The Pension Fund Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has issued a new order regarding partial withdrawal of NPS under which customers of all government sector customers (Centre, State and Central Autonomous Body) can now submit their application for partial withdrawal. This would have to be submitted by the nodal officer. High-Security Registration Plates. As per the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, HSRP and colour-coded stickers are mandatory for all vehicles. Any vehicle caught without HSRP and colour-coded stickers will be liable to a fine, ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000. These colour coded stickers will indicate the type of fuel and emission norms the car is compliant with.
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