Centre yet to notify rules of Citizenship Amendment Act -Vijaita Singh

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published Published on Jan 9, 2022   modified Modified on Jan 10, 2022

-The Hindu

Home Ministry did not respond if an extension has been sought from House committees

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) did not notify the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 rules till Sunday, the third extended deadline after the Act was passed. January 9 was the last day of an extension it sought from the two parliamentary committees in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to frame the rules.

It was not imminently clear if the Ministry had sought more time from the committee on subordinate legislation in the two Houses of Parliament to notify rules that will govern the CAA. Without rules, the Act cannot be implemented. Earlier, it had sought time till April 9, 2021 and then July 9, 2021 from the committees to notify the rules which are to be published in the Gazette of India.

The MHA did not respond if an extension has been sought from the committees.

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The Hindu, 9 January, 2022, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/caa-rules-not-notified-till-last-date-of-third-extended-deadline/article38207649.ece?homepage=true

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