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Indian Law on Road Regulations for Drivers and Pedestrians

 As per Indian law, the Rules of Road Regulations, 1989 serve as the basic guide for those who drive motor vehicles on Indian roads.  
The rules list out the following:
  • the documents to be carried by a person while driving
  • the precautions to be taken while driving

Constitution of India: Advertisements and Freedom of Speech

Freedom of speech and expression is a natural right guaranteed under the Article 19 (1) (a) of the Constitution of India. Freedom of speech and expression implies the right to express one’s thoughts and ideas freely via any medium, such as gestures, signs, verbal communication, print media, radio or television.

Indian Laws on Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

 Indian laws on accident claims are quite stringent. The laws were formulated by prioritizing the best interests of the victims and those who are liable to disburse the compensation, such as insurance companies. Indian laws on motor vehicle accident claims are strict but beneficial for victims in claiming their legal rights in a court of law.  

New Law to Allow Cycle Rickshaws Ply Across Delhi

 As per the legal news reported in one of the India’s leading newspapers, the Indian Express, on August 27, 2010, a new proposed Indian law will permit cycle rickshaws to run across Delhi. The Draft Delhi Cycle Rickshaw Act, 2010 is being drafted by Delhi’s three civic authorities.  

Court Judgments: Live in Relationships and Related Disputes

 Live-in relationships are living arrangement in which a man and a woman who are unmarried live together like a husband and wife without the legal sanction called marriage. This is a concept that has not gained social acceptance in India. When live-in relationships first came into the open, it created a public outrage as it was considered violative of Indian culture and moral values.

Indian Law on Alternative Dispute Resolution

Have you ever come across the term ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’? It is also called as ADR system. The ADR system is relevant when two parties involved in a feud come together to reach mutual consensus, with the help of a neutral third person. The third person is a trained independent individual, who helps the parties to resolve the dispute. The ADR system, under the Indian law, intends to improve the efficiency of legal system and speed up the course of action.

Indian Law: No Law to Curb Illegal Colonies, Says Government

Did you know that there are over 1,639 unauthorized colonies in Delhi? Imagine what the statistics are in other states! The State Government has admitted in an RTI reply that there is no Indian law to restrict the growth of illegal colonies. Further, it has said that the lack of Indian laws pertaining to unauthorized colonies has failed the purpose of planned development. Also, the urban development department said that no legal action has been taken till date against anyone, for the commission of such offence.

Indian Law: The Purpose of Debt Recovery Tribunals

The Indian government has established Debt Recovery Tribunals, under the Indian law. These were formed to help financial institutes/Banks, to recover their bad debts, in a quick and efficient manner. The recovery of bad loans has turned into a big issue, affecting the profits of banks and government’s revenues too. Debt recovery tribunals are a judicial body, established under the Recovery for Debts Due to Banks and Financial Institutions, Act, 1993.

Indian Law on Alternative Dispute Resolution

The concept of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) introduced to the legal field, a new mechanism of conflict resolution that has no legal proceedings. The ADR system was introduced under the Indian laws, to address the underlying issues in dispute resolution, in a speedy and cost-effective manner. Further, this opportunity provides for reducing hostility and restoring peace among the parties. It also incorporates a sense of justice in each individual.

Indian Law: Failure to Exercise Discretion

In life, we exercise discretion about making decisions on things that are within our span of control. We take it for granted that we have the discretion to do something that can change or affect the quality of a product or service. It is not too different under Indian law either. Under the provisions of Indian law on administration, some administrative authorities are conferred with discretionary powers. The purpose of bestowing such powers is that an authority must exercise the powers on its own. Inability to exercise such powers, in a proper manner, amounts to failure to exercise discretion at the right time. Failure to exercise such powers may result against the public interests.