Question 1- Is www.indialegislation.in a paid site?
Ans: www.indialegislation.in is a Free site. You do not need to pay anything to access the site. You simply have to register in order to access the site
Question 2- What content can I access on this site ?
Ans: www.indialegislation.in gives you free access to the following databases-
- Central Bare Acts (Statutes)
- Bills and Ordinances as introduced in the parliament or pending with status thereof
- Draft Bills
- Lokpal Bills
- Law Commission Reports
- Standing Committee Reports
- Amending and repealing Acts (statute)
- More content will be added subsequently on this site
Question 3- I could not locate the State Bare Acts on the site. Are these included on www.indialegislation.in ?
Ans: www.indialegislation.in has the exhaustive collection of all the Central Bare Acts. State Bare Acts are not included in the database currently.
Question 4- Are the users allowed to e-mail the selected documents as they can do on www.manupatra.com?
Ans: The documents on www.indialegislation.in are in printable form but users cannot e-mail them directly. You may however copy and paste the text in email.
Question 5- I am not a law scholar, how would this site be useful to me?
Ans: A responsible citizen should know, what all bills are being introduced in the parliament of India and how those bills would impact the life.
www.indialegislation.in not only provides the text of the pending bills but also the bill summary, which helps the non-legal readers to understand the content and implication of the bill. The site also has the Constitution of India uploaded in both Hindi and English version, which is relevant to all the citizens of India.
Question 6- I could not find the case laws or judgments on the www.indialegislation.in Are those available at www.indialegislation.in?
Ans: This site does not provide the case laws or judgments, for those users are requested to refer to www.manupatra.com
Question 7- The Parliament of India often updates and amends the statute. Will www.indialegislation.in also be updating the content that often?
Ans: Yes, www.indialegislation.in has the team of experts who closely monitors the legislative progress. In case any amendment bill is passed by the legislation, we update the principal act accordingly.
Question 8- There are more than 1300 important Central Acts in India. Does www.indialegislation.in provide all those 1300 Central Acts?
Ans: Yes, www.indialegislation.in covers all the important Central Acts of India.
Question 9- I am a non-law student. How will I understand the bills which are introduced in the parliament?
Ans: All the prominent bills of the parliament are available with the bill summary, which is a brief note covering the statutory significance and objective of the bill. It will help you to understand the bill.
Question 10- Are the readers allowed to take the print out of the documents available on www.indialegislation.in?
Ans: The documents on www.indialegislation.in are available in print and print PDF format and thus the readers can comfortably take the printout of the documents.
Question 11- I do not want to provide my email id during registration due to confidentiality issues. Can I login without doing so?
Ans: Supplying a valid Email Id is mandatory.
Question 12- Can I use my Facebook log in details to access www.indialegislation.in?
Ans: No, you cannot use the Facebook login details to access www.indialegislation.in, you are required to register separately on this site. For more information please contact at 91-120-4014515 or Toll Free: 1-800-103-3550
Question 13- Will www.indialegislation.in also cover the news and articles?
Ans: It currently does not cover Articles and News.
Question 14- Can users access www.indialegislation.in from mobile or tablet?
Ans: Yes, users can comfortably access www.indialegislation.in from their mobiles or tablets. For that they just have to type the URL in the phone browser.
Question 15- Is there any dedicated Apps for www.indialegislation.in like there are many for www.manupatra.com?
Ans:Yes there is an App for Windows 8 to access www.indialegislation.in.
Question 16- What is the next step, in case I forget the login details of www.indialegislation.in?
Ans: To gain access to your account, type your registered e-mail ID in the box (as mentioned in the registration form). Your Sign In name and password will be e-mailed to you.
Question 17- What is a bill?
Ans: Bill is a proposal to set a new law or bring amendments in the existing laws. It is the first step to create an act in the legislative process. A bill cannot become law unless it is approved by the legislation.
Question 18- What are Government and Private Bills?
Ans: Government Bills are those bills which are introduced by any member of the Cabinet or Ministry.
Private Bills are those bills which are introduced by any member of parliament other than government representation.
Question 19- What is an Act?
Ans: When a bill is approved by the Parliament and President, it is turned into an act. Thus an act is a set of rules, regulation, law or statute approved by the Parliament and President of India.
Question 20- How does a bill become an act?
Ans: When the bill is introduced in one house of the parliament, it goes through the process of reading and house debate followed by the voting. Once bill is passed by one house it is forwarded to another house for approval, where it follows the same process of reading, debating and voting. In case the deadlock has occurred between the two houses, the President of India can summon the Joint-session of both the houses.
Question 21- What is a difference between bill and act?
Ans: Bill is an initial stage of an act. When bill is approved by the Parliament and President, it becomes an act.
Question 22- What is an Amendment Act?
Ans: Amendment is process of bringing changes and correction in the existing statutes. The process of amendment starts with the introduction of the amendment bill, once that is approved by the Parliament and President; it becomes an amendment act and changes the parent act accordingly.
Question 23- What is the difference between Amendment act and Repealing act?
Ans: Amendment act bring the changes into an existing law by omission of old clauses or insertion of the new clauses, on the other hand repealing act is an abrogation of the existing law by legislative act. It does not bring any change in the statute rather it subsides the complete statutes.
Question 24- What is an ordinance and how is it different from an Act?
Ans: Ordinance is an authoritative law or decree issued by the President or Governor when parliament or state legislation is not in session. Once an ordinance is approved by the legislature it turns into an act or statute.
Question 25- How is www.indialegislation.in useful for law students?
Ans: Students can use it for research purposes.
Question 26- What is the Law Commission?
Ans: Law Commission is a group of people appointed to propose the reforms in law for maximizing justice in society and promoting good governance under the rule of law.
Question 27- Does www.indialegislation.in also include the notification and circulars from Law Ministry?
Ans: No, www.indialegislation.in does not contain the notification and circulars. For those you can refer to www.manupatra.com
Question 28- Some of the important Central Acts are read with the rules. Does www.indialegislation.in also provide those rules to the readers?
Ans: Rules are not being covered currently.