On December 20, Union law minister Kiren Rijiju made a plan to instigate the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill in the Lok Sabha.
About the bill:
The bill is looking to amend the Representation of the People Act which would allow Aadhaar numbers to be used for registration of voters “for the purpose of establishing the identification.” It also proposes to replace the word “wife” with “spouse” to make the Representation of the People Act gender-neutral.
According to the bill, no application will be denied and no existing entries in electoral rolls will be deleted for inability to submit Aadhaar numbers. Besides, other documents will be allowed to be submitted for establishing identity. In the Rajya Sabha, Kiren Rijiju had made a full fledged plan to introduce the Mediation Bill.
Aim of the Bill:
The Bill is expected to promote and facilitate mediation, especially institutional mediation, for the resolution of disputes. The law that is put forward search to provide for a body for the registration of mediators, encourage community mediation and make online mediation an acceptable and cost-effective process.