MHA Seeks 3 More Months for Framing CAA Rules
GUWAHATI: The union ministry of home affairs (MHA) has sought an extension of three months to frame the rules of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).
According to the Manual on Parliamentary Work, rules for legislation should be framed within six months of the date of the President’s assent or the standing committee on subordinate legislation should be approached for extension of time.
Earlier, the Lok Sabha had passed the CAA legislation on December 9, 2019 and Rajya Sabha on December 11, 2019.
The amended Act aims to grant Indian citizenship to six minorities - Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhist, Christians and Parsis from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who have faced or fled fearing religious persecution.