Seizure of Food Articles by the Food Safety Officer under Section-38 of FSS Act, 2006

Legal Category: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety
Rule ACT: Food Safety and Standards Act
Update Type: Letter
Notification Date: 06, Dec, 2022
Notification No: File No. RCD-01002/1/2021
Description: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India issued a Letter regarding power to seize articles of food is being resorted to by the FSOs even in case of minor violations and without any reasonable grounds to believe that the said article of food is adulterated or unsafe. It has been further noted that multiple sampling of the same lot but in different pack form is also done to complete the sampling targets by the FSOs. Kindly refer the document attached for further reference.

Revision in Guidelines for Recovery of Compounding Charges

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Industrial Development Act - Maharashtra
Update Type: Circular
Notification Date: 02, Dec, 2022
Notification No: No. MIDC/CP/D98927/2022
Description: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation issued a Circular regarding revision in guidelines for recovery of compounding charges for permitting structures and regularizing already constructed structures in marginal open space for all plot areas in the industrial areas of MIDC. Kindly refer the document attached for details.

Circular Regarding powers of granting additional FSI for various land uses permissible in MIDC DCRs

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Industrial Development Act - Maharashtra
Update Type: Circular
Notification Date: 02, Dec, 2022
Notification No: No. MIDC/CP/D98932/2022
Description: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation issued a Circular in order to avoid confusion and delay in approvals at various levels, directed that for any additional FSI over and above basic FSI, proposals along with necessary documents shall be submitted to the CEO, MIDC for approval through the Chief Planner & Chief Fire Officer (wherever necessary) for all industrial areas. Kindly refer the attached document for further reference.

Circular Regarding change of land use or modification in layout of industrial areas of MIDC

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Industrial Development Act - Maharashtra
Update Type: Circular
Notification Date: 02, Dec, 2022
Notification No: No. MIDC/CP/D98925/2022
Description: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation issued a Circular regarding revised guidelines in view of increasing demands in respect of change in land use of open spaces, amenity or reserved areas, plottable land, unplottable land, nallas, quarries, electrical corridors and various types of plots earmarked in the notified industrial areas of MIDC. Kindly refer the attached Document for further Reference.

Implementation of Actions under Stage-III ('Severe' air quality) of revised GRAP steps to be Taken

Legal Category: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety
Rule ACT: Air Pollution Act - Delhi
Update Type: Order
Notification Date: 05, Dec, 2022
Notification No: F, No.23(1506)/CAP/TPT/PCD/2018/1576/108415
Description: Transport Department Pollution Control Division issued an Order that there shall be restrictions to ply BS- III, Petrol and BS- IV, Diesel LMVs (4 wheelers) in NCT of Delhi, with immediate effect, till dated 09/12/22 or till downward revision in GRAP stage, whichever is earlier. For Details Kindly refer the Document Attached.

Punjab Transport (Amendment) Scheme, 2022

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Motor Vehicles Act - Punjab
Update Type: Scheme
Notification Date: 01, Dec, 2022
Notification No: S.O. 88/C. A.59/1988/ S.100/2022
Description: Punjab, Department of Transport (Transport II Branch) issued Punjab Transport (Amendment) Scheme, 2022 in clause 3 in the Table which is related to Movement of stage carriages on all routes or roads in the State of Punjab, and on all routes and/or roads to or from other States as following:
1. Serial No. B shall be omitted;
2. After Serial No. A, the following serial No. shall be inserted, namely:-
Serial No. B - Classification of Routes (Inter-State Routes) - % share of State Transport Undertakings (100) - % share of Private Operators (0) - Transport Vehicles to be allowed as Stage Carriages (With seating capacity 39 or more excluding driver, with the further condition that air-conditioned stage carriages shall be run only by State Transport Undertakings only out of their overall share in each category.)

Allowing CDAC to use Aadhar Authentication services on Voluntarily Basis for Authentication or e-KYC of Residents Availing Govt Services through e-Pramaan

Legal Category: IT and Data Protection
Rule ACT: Aadhaar Act 2019 - Central
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 05, Dec, 2022
Notification No: S.O. 5655(E)
Description: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued a notification regarding the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) is allowed to use Aadhaar authentication services, on voluntary basis, for authentication or eKYC of residents availing any government service through ‘e-Pramaan’ single sign on platform, subject to the condition that the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing shall ensure onboarding of only such services or applications on ‘e-Pramaan’ platform which are strictly in compliance of the provisions of of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016. Kindly refer the document attached for details.

Clarifications on the Prevention of Tampering of the Mobile Device Equipment Identification Number (Amendment) Rules, 2022

Legal Category: IT and Data Protection
Rule ACT: Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act - Central
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 27, Oct, 2022
Notification No: No. 13-15/2021-UDS
Description: Department of Telecommunications (Security Assurance Wing) issued a Notification regarding clarifications on various points on the prevention of tampering of the Mobile Device Equipment Identification Number (Amendment) Rules, 2022. Kindly refer the attached documents for the details.

Generic Testing Procedure for Implementation of Mobile Number Portability (SeventhAmendment) Regulations, 2018 for the New Entrants

Legal Category: IT and Data Protection
Rule ACT: Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act - Central
Update Type: Letter
Notification Date: 28, Nov, 2022
Notification No: File No: 800/12/2017-AS.II
Description: Department of Telecommunications issued a Letter regarding testing procedure with regards to the implementation of the Telecommunication Mobile Number Portability (7th Amendment) Regulations, 2018 for new entrants. For complete details kindly refer to the test guide attached.

Procedure for Clearance of Permissible Activities as per the CRZ Notification, 2019 1 ICRZ Notification, 2019

Legal Category: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety
Rule ACT: Environment Protection Act
Update Type: Memorandum
Notification Date: 29, Nov, 2022
Notification No: F.No.1A3-12/1/2022-IA.III
Description: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has issued an office memorandum regarding the procedure for clearance of permissible activities as per the CRZ Notification, 2019 and ICRZ Notification, 2019, specified in the document attached.

Odisha Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Policy, 2022

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Motor Vehicles Act - Odisha
Update Type: Policy
Notification Date: 30, Nov, 2022
Notification No: No.10677-TRN-LC-MISC-0021/2021/T.
Description: The State Transport Authority, Government of Odisha, has issued a policy for setting up Registered Vehicle Scrapping Facility for carrying out dismantling and scrapping operations of End of Life vehicles, which applies to all vehicles and their last registered owners, Automobile collection centers, Automotive Dismantling, Scrapping and Recycling Facilities and re-cyclers of all types of automotive waste products. For further information on the policy, please refer the attached document.

Extension of Project Registration for More than One Year

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act - Chhattisgarh
Update Type: Order
Notification Date: 03, Dec, 2022
Notification No: No. 16/RERA/2022/1545
Description: The Chhattisgarh Real Estate Regulatory Authority, has issued an order regarding extension of project registration for more than one year. For further information on the registration fees, please refer the attached document.

Inter State Transmission System Charges on Transmission of Electricity Generated from New Hydro-Power Projects

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Electricity Act - Central
Update Type: Press Release
Notification Date: 02, Dec, 2022
Notification No: NA(Inter State Transmission System Charges on Transmission of Electricity Generated from New Hydro-Power Projects)
Description: The Ministry of Power has issued orders for the waiver of Inter State Transmission System charges on transmission of electricity generated from new hydro-power projects as a further step to realize the government's commitment to achieve its power requirements from renewable energy sources. For further information, please refer to the attached document.

Migration of Punjab National Bank from OLTAS e-Payment of Taxes at Protean

Legal Category: Taxation
Rule ACT: Income Tax Act
Update Type: Others
Notification Date: 01, Dec, 2022
Notification No: NA (Migration of Punjab National Bank from OLTAS e-Payment of Taxes at Protean)
Description: The Income tax Department, Government of India has notified that the Punjab National Bank has been migrated from OLTAS e-Payment of Taxes at Protean (previously NSDL) to e-Pay Tax facility at the e-Filing portal for payment of taxes henceforth and the list of all the banks eligible for tax payments are also enclosed.

Revised Regulatory Framework for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) – Net Worth and Capital Adequacy

Legal Category: Finance
Rule ACT: Banking Regulation Act
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 01, Dec, 2022
Notification No: RBI/2022-23/146 DOR.CAP.REC.No.86/ 09.18.201/2022-23
Description: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified the Revised Regulatory Framework for the categorization of the Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) with respect to net worth and capital adequacy effective from April 1, 2023.

Revised Regulatory Framework - Categorization of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) for Regulatory Purposes

Legal Category: Finance
Rule ACT: Banking Regulation Act
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 01, Dec, 2022
Notification No: RBI/2022-23/144 DOR.REG.No.84/07.01.000/2022-23
Description: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to adopt a four-tiered regulatory framework, as against the existing two-tiered framework, for the categorization of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs). Going forward, this categorization may be used for differentiated regulatory prescriptions aimed at strengthening the financial soundness of the UCBs. The categorization of UCBs, based on their deposit size, is enclosed in Annex to the said notification.

Review of norms for classification of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) as Financially Sound and Well Managed (FSWM)

Legal Category: Finance
Rule ACT: Banking Regulation Act
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 01, Dec, 2022
Notification No: RBI/2022-23/143 DOR.REG.No.85/07.01.000/2022-23
Description: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revised the criteria for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) to be classified as Financially Sound and Well Managed (FSWM) and revised instructions to this effect has been issued by the Bank.

Framework for deactivation of demat accounts in cases of inadequate KYCs

Legal Category: SEBI
Rule ACT: SEBI (Depositories and Participants) Regulations
Update Type: Circular
Notification Date: 01, Dec, 2022
Notification No: NSDL/POLICY/2022/170
Description: The National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) has further advised the following in respect of the Framework for deactivation of demat accounts in cases of inadequate KYCs as was notified by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI):
1. Duly signed physical acknowledgment of receipt of Show Cause Notice (SCN)/ Orders shall be obtained by the Participant from the noticees in the format (Annexure A) as prescribed by SEBI
2. Submit the physical copy of duly signed acknowledgment obtained by them from their demat account holder(s) as prescribed
3. In case of failure to obtain physical acknowledgment of delivery of SCN/Order from the demat account holder(s) by the Participants and submission of the same, freezing (For Debit and Credit, except for corporate actions) of such demat account shall be done by NSDL together with PAN level restriction.

Notification of Significant Benchmark

Legal Category: Finance
Rule ACT: RBI Act
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 01, Dec, 2022
Notification No: RBI/2022-23/142 FMRD.FMSD.06/03.07.25/2022-23
Description: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified the Modified Mumbai Interbank Forward Outright Rate (MMIFOR) administered by Financial Benchmarks India Pvt. Ltd. (FBIL) as a ‘significant benchmark’ in terms of the provisions of the Financial Benchmark Administrators (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2019 and also advised that the person administering the ‘significant benchmark’, shall make an application to the Reserve Bank within a period of three months from the date of this notification for authorization to continue
administering MMIFOR.

Draft Civil Aviation Requirement for Approval of Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Programme

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Aircraft (Carriage of Dangerous Goods) Rules - Central
Update Type: Draft
Notification Date: 30, Nov, 2022
Notification No: NA(Draft Civil Aviation Requirement for Approval of Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Programme)
Description: The Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation has issued a Notification regarding Draft Civil Aviation Requirement for Approval of Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Programme. This Civil Aviation Requirement lays down the requirements and procedure for grant of approval to the dangerous goods training programmes. The comments on the same are invited by December 29, 2022.

Date of Withdrawal of Indian Standards

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Bureau of Indian Standards - Central
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 24, Nov, 2022
Notification No: HQ-PUB017/1/2020-PUB-BIS(455)
Description: The Bureau of Indian Standards, has issued a notification regarding the Date Withdrawal of certain Indian Standards and the Date of Withdrawal of applicable Indian Standards is November 23, 2022. For further details on Indian Standards Kindly refer the attach documents.

Date of Establishment and Withdrawal of Indian Standards

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Bureau of Indian Standards - Central
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 24, Nov, 2022
Notification No: HQ-PUB013/1/2020-PUB-BIS (453)
Description: The Bureau of Indian Standards, has issued a notification regarding the date of Establishment and Withdrawal of certain Indian Standards the Date of Establishment is November 15, 2022 and the Date of Withdrawal of applicable Indian Standards is December 15, 2022. For further details on Indian Standards Kindly refer the attach documents.

Draft for Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Amendment Regulations, 2022

Legal Category: Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety
Rule ACT: Food Safety and Standards Act
Update Type: Draft
Notification Date: 30, Nov, 2022
Notification No: F.No. STD/SP-08/A1.2022/N-01
Description: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India issued Draft Regulations related to Labelling Requirements of non-retail containers and the substitution or omission of certain regulations to amend the Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Regulations, 2020. Kindly refer the attached documents for details.

Addition in Name of the Food Analyst & Laboratory

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Food Safety and Standards (Recognition and Notification of Laboratories) Regulations - Central
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 18, Nov, 2022
Notification No: F. No. 12015/05/2021-QA
Description: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India issued a notification regarding Addition in Name of the Food Analyst & Laboratory of serial number 168 "Ms. Ruby Mishra National Food Laboratory, Ghaziabad" in the list of name of Food Analyst & Laboratory.

Amendment in Indian Standards

Legal Category: Industry Specific
Rule ACT: Bureau of Indian Standards - Central
Update Type: Notification
Notification Date: 24, Nov, 2022
Notification No: HQ-PUB014/1/2020-PUB-BIS (454)
Description: The Bureau of Indian Standards has issued a notification regarding amendment in an Indian Standard IS 15961 : 2012 Hot Dip Aluminum — Co Zinc Alloy Metallic ated Steel Strip and Sheet (Plain), Amendment No. 3 November, 2022. The date of establishment of which is 24 November 2022 and the date till which the standard without the amendment shall remain in force is 23 February, 2023.
  • 06, Dec, 2022 Seizure of Food Articles by the Food Safety Officer under Section-38 of FSS Act, 2006
  • 02, Dec, 2022 Revision in Guidelines for Recovery of Compounding Charges
  • 02, Dec, 2022 Circular Regarding powers of granting additional FSI for various land uses permissible in MIDC DCRs
  • 02, Dec, 2022 Circular Regarding change of land use or modification in layout of industrial areas of MIDC
  • 05, Dec, 2022 Implementation of Actions under Stage-III ('Severe' air quality) of revised GRAP steps to be Taken
  • 01, Dec, 2022 Punjab Transport (Amendment) Scheme, 2022
  • 05, Dec, 2022 Allowing CDAC to use Aadhar Authentication services on Voluntarily Basis for Authentication or e-KYC of Residents Availing Govt Services through e-Pramaan
  • 27, Oct, 2022 Clarifications on the Prevention of Tampering of the Mobile Device Equipment Identification Number (Amendment) Rules, 2022
  • 28, Nov, 2022 Generic Testing Procedure for Implementation of Mobile Number Portability (SeventhAmendment) Regulations, 2018 for the New Entrants
  • 29, Nov, 2022 Procedure for Clearance of Permissible Activities as per the CRZ Notification, 2019 1 ICRZ Notification, 2019
  • 30, Nov, 2022 Odisha Motor Vehicles (Registration and Functions of Vehicle Scrapping Facility) Policy, 2022
  • 03, Dec, 2022 Extension of Project Registration for More than One Year
  • 02, Dec, 2022 Inter State Transmission System Charges on Transmission of Electricity Generated from New Hydro-Power Projects
  • 01, Dec, 2022 Migration of Punjab National Bank from OLTAS e-Payment of Taxes at Protean
  • 01, Dec, 2022 Revised Regulatory Framework for Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) – Net Worth and Capital Adequacy
  • 01, Dec, 2022 Revised Regulatory Framework - Categorization of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) for Regulatory Purposes
  • 01, Dec, 2022 Review of norms for classification of Urban Co-operative Banks (UCBs) as Financially Sound and Well Managed (FSWM)
  • 01, Dec, 2022 Framework for deactivation of demat accounts in cases of inadequate KYCs
  • 01, Dec, 2022 Notification of Significant Benchmark
  • 30, Nov, 2022 Draft Civil Aviation Requirement for Approval of Dangerous Goods Regulations Training Programme
  • 24, Nov, 2022 Date of Withdrawal of Indian Standards
  • 24, Nov, 2022 Date of Establishment and Withdrawal of Indian Standards
  • 30, Nov, 2022 Draft for Food Safety and Standards (Labelling and Display) Amendment Regulations, 2022
  • 18, Nov, 2022 Addition in Name of the Food Analyst & Laboratory
  • 24, Nov, 2022 Amendment in Indian Standards
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