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BUDGET 2021: HIGHLIGHTS AND ANALYSIS

Union budget is of paramount importance to any country because it presents an account of the expected annual receipts and expenditure of the Government. Therefore it becomes imperative to look at the key provisions of the Union budget 2021 presented by the Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on 1st February 2021 for the financial year 2021-22. The theme for this year’s budget was: ‘Reinvograting Human Capital’.

Sentencing Policy in India: Its Issues and Challenges

Sentencing is that “stage of the criminal justice system where the judge decides the actual punishment of the convict”. While being inextricably linked to punishment, sentencing is often considered a ‘deterrent’ for the wrong-doers. It serves as a tangible guarantee of justice delivered by the court to the aggrieved entity. It is central to the maintenance and enforcement of law and order.

Decriminalization of Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act: would it pass muster?

Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs proposed[1] the decriminalization of minor economic offences, with the objective of boosting the economic revival process and doing business with ease in India. It has proposed to decriminalize 39 sections by amending 19 statutes and has invited suggestions from various stakeholders with regards to this.

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