CERT Directions Relating to Information Security Practices, Prevention and Reporting of Cyber Incidents

Introduction The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MEIT”) along with the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (“CERT”) vide Notification No. 20(3)/2022-CERT-In 1 dated April 28, 2022 (“Notification”) have issued directions under section 70B(6) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“IT Act”) relating to information security practices, procedure, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents […]

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The Proposed Prohibition of Cryptocurrency in India

In January 2021, India’s cryptocurrency investors and enthusiasts were shocked when the Lok Sabha Bulletin indicated that the Indian Parliament is considering the introduction of the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021 (the “Crypto Bill”). The Crypto Bill intends to ban “private” cryptocurrencies in India with certain exceptions to promote the underlying […]

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Space Based Remote Sensing Policy, 2020

Dissemination of remote sensing data to support development activities in India are guided by the Remote Sensing Data Policy of India of 2001 and 2011. The remote sensing technology was promoted by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in early seventies and ISRO launched its first remote sensing satellite in 1988. Since then, ISRO satellites […]

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LexCounsel Newsletter

Delighted to announce the publication by LexisNexis of the 3rd edition of ‘Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption’. LexCounsel’s Seema Jhingan, Co-founder Partner and Dhruv Manchanda, Principal Associate, have co-authored the “Anti-bribery Laws of India” chapter in the LexisNexis Publication. LexCounsel frequently advises on anti-bribery and anti-corruption issues especially in the corporate governance and defence areas. […]

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Recent Interview with BW Legal World

Ms. Seema Jhingan, Partner of the Firm recently spoke with Ashima Ohri of BW Legal World in an exclusive interview to shed light on the New Education Policy 2020 announced by the Government of India to initiate the long overdue reforms in the Indian school and higher education sector; franchise-model businesses in India; the advent […]

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Calcutta High Court Calls for Expenses Incurred by Schools during Pandemic

Case: Vineet Ruia vs. State of West Bengal [WP 5890(W) of 2020] Forum: Hon’ble High Court of Calcutta (“CHC”) Order delivered on: August 18, 2020 Substance of the Order: Establishment of a committee to ascertain the expenses incurred by schools during lockdown to determine if any concession in fees can be passed on to the […]

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PART – II: National Education Policy 2020 – Reforms in Indian Higher Education System

Focused on minimising rote learning and introducing reforms in the Indian education system to ensure all round development of students, the long-awaited National Education Policy 2020 (“NEP 2020”) has been announced by the Union Cabinet on July 29, 2020. In continuation of our earlier newsletter of July 31, 2020 available at https://www.mondaq.com/article/972902, we discuss under […]

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National Education Policy 2020 – Reforms in Indian School Education System

Rote learning, the bane of Indian education, is finally being shown the door and is proposed to be replaced by competency-based learning and development of students which tests higher-order skills such as analysis, critical thinking and conceptual clarity. The long-awaited National Education Policy 2020 (“NEP 2020”), was announced by the Union Cabinet on July 29, […]

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E-Commerce Entities In India – Applicable Regulations

The Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution through the Department of Consumer Affairs has issued the Consumer Protection (E-Commerce) Rules, 2020 under the Consumer Protection Act, 2019 vide notification bearing number G.S.R. 462(E) on July 23, 2020 (“E-Commerce Rules”) to regulate the operations of e-commerce entities in India in a fair and transparent […]

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Indian Satellite Communication Policy: The Recent Reforms

After years of missed opportunities, the Government of India has opened the doors to the vast untapped opportunities of private sector participation in the Indian space program. The Central Government has recently approved far reaching reforms in the space sector aimed at boosting private sector participation in the entire range of space activities with the […]

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Seema Jhingan – Committed To Protecting What Matters Most

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Negotiation/Settlement of Lockdown Wages is a Way Forward Holds Supreme Court

Non-payment or substantial reduction of wages for the period the Indian industry was closed or operating at limited capacity due to COVID-19 despite the Central Government’s order to continue paying wages to workmen during the lockdown period has led to filing of several petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.  In  the matter of […]

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