MHA seeks 3 months time to frame citizenship act rules

mhaNew Delhi, Aug 03: The Ministry of Home Affairs has told a parliamentary standing committee that it would need three more months to frame the Citizenship Amendment Act rules.

The absence of the rules has held up the implementation of the act that confers citizenship to minorities from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The rules once in place would offer citizenship to the persecuted minorities from these countries.

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Invite COVID-19 warriors, avoid crowds, MHA to states in Independence Day advisory

crowds2New Delhi, July 24: The Union Home Ministry has issued guidelines to all States and Union Territories ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.

In its advisory, the MHA has directed States and UTs to avoid large congregations owing to the pandemic. The MHA also suggested that coronavirus warriors such as doctors be invited for the events in the respective States and UTs.

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MHA sets up panel to probe Gandhi family trusts

rah-soniaNew Delhi, July 08: The Ministry of Home Affairs has set up an inter-ministerial committee to conduct investigations on the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

The committee would coordinate investigations into violation of various legal provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Income Tax Act and FCRA by the above mentioned foundations.

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Schools, colleges to re-open only after consultation with stakeholders: MHA

schoolNew Delhi, June 01: The Union Home Ministry has asked states to consult stakeholders before opening schools and colleges. The MHA asked the states to consult the stakeholders and then provide feedback to the Centre on re-opening of schools and colleges.

The guidelines issued by the MHA speaks of re-opening schools and colleges during phase II of unlocking the country. A decision on this would be taken after July 1, the MHA had also said in its order issued on Saturday.

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States should take more steps to mitigate migrant distress says MHA

migrant-trainsNew Delhi, May 19: The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought more proactive coordination between the states and the Ministry of Railways on the issue of special trains.

For routes, where the migrants are known to be already travelling on foot, arrangements could be made by the states, which are en route, for designated rest places, taking into account the requirement of sanitisation, food and health, Union Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla said in a letter to the Chief Secretaries.

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Lockdown 4.0: Important guidelines for you to follow

lock00New Delhi, May 18: With the lockdown being extended to May 31, the Centre has issued a list of guidelines that would have to be followed.

Wearing of face masks is mandatory in all public places, the MHA has sad. Spitting would be punishable with a fine as per the rules and regulations of the respective states and Union Territories.

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Negative list to detail activities during lockdown: MHA guidelines soon

lockdown-2aNew Delhi, May 17: A detailed list of guidelines to enforce the lockdown 4 will be out soon. The next phase of the lockdown will have a negative list that would detail activities rather than what is prohibited, Home Ministry sources have told OneIndia.

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Only for those stranded: MHA clarifies on inter-state movement

migrants1New Delhi, May 04: The Ministry of Home Affairs has made it clear that the inter-state movement is permitted only for stranded migrants.

This applies to pilgrims, students and tourists who have been stranded the MHA also made it clear.

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MHA okays special train services for stranded persons

trainNew Delhi, May 01: The moment of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places is also allowed by special train, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said.

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Who is a stranded person: MHA makes its rules clear to states

ilegal-immigrantsNew Delhi, May 01: As states start working out logistics to get migrant labourers, students, tourists stranded, the Ministry of Home Affairs has said that the key word to be followed is stranded.

Earlier this week, the MHA had issued guidelines in which it permitted states to bring back migrant workers. However, it made it clear that this would be applicable only to those stranded due to the lockdown.

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