Empowerment of Women Agriculture Workers in Unorganized Sector for Progressive India

We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.

Women constitute half of the population of the world. In most civilizations female members of the family contribute more in agriculture work. Agricultural workers constitute the most neglected class in Indian rural structure. Women in rural area are less educated and burdened with lots of responsibilities. Agricultural workers are not organized due to multitude of reasons. They face problems, like availability of seasonal work or lack of required skills, in earning even their livelihood. They have irregular employment along with low wage rates. Constitution of India mandates for equal pay for equal work. Special laws can also be made for the betterment of women as they belong to vulnerable group of society. Even though women agricultural workers have significant role in economy. There is no concrete legislation to protect the rights of women agriculture workers as an unorganized sector. Social Security Legislation is enacted to protect unorganized workers but no specific reference of women agricultural worker is there, there is need to address their problems. Agriculture provides livelihood to 60% of the population in India. Agriculture contributes in number of ways to Indian economy. There is need to provide facilities to women agricultural workers through different means. Technology has to be introduced from grass root level which are introduced and used internationally. India can only progress if this segment of the society is given priority. Despite of Constitutional and International guidelines there is absence of legislation to channelize and to provide solutions to the problems of this unorganized sector, which requires research. In this research, researcher is going to focus on problems of agricultural workers and tried to propose solutions for the same.

Regulating State Surveillance – The DNA Based Technology (Use and Regulation) Bill, 2017.

How much personal information are you ready to share with the Government? After including the biometric, fingerprint and retina scan in securing an Aadhar Card, this question of prime importance that has risen amongst the Indian populous.

DNA testing and profiling is a powerful tool by way of which, identity of persons, required for various cases shall be determined. Every individual can be identified on the basis of his DNA which he inherits from his biological parents. The Government plans to set up a National Database which shall contain DNA Profiles created on the basis of DNA samples collected from individuals. Aiming to collect the DNA of persons arrested, it must be kept in mind that in 2016 alone, according to the National Crime Records Bureau, about 3.6 million people were arrested. Therefore the numbers speak volumes regarding the field of application and execution of this procedure.

This process along with its merits has a large number of existing and potential demerits. This article attempts to shed light on both and provide with an informative review of the potential impact of this Bill on the administration of justice, legal aspects, rights and various other social aspects on an individual level.

(Research Project Selected for State Level Research Competition ‘Avishkar’)

Quick dispute resolution with smart ADRtechniques

To maintain peace and tranquility in society, efficient justice delivery system plays an important role. According to data available on National Judicial Data Grid, as on December 12, 2017, as many as 2.60 crore cases are pending all over in Indian courts. Out of these pending cases, 33.13 lack cases are pending in Maharashtra state alone. These figures are worrisome, and hence both, Union and State government are trying their best to provide quick justice to its people. Mediation or Conciliation are the two types of alternative dispute resolutions, which should be utilized to lower the burden of courts. Few traditional mechanisms do incorporate thembut now time has come to combine it with computer technology and widespread internet access. Researcher tries to provide a technology based model which can not only minimize the current burden on courts, but will help reduce the inflow of cases in traditional court system.More importantly, this modelcan drastically reduce the time span to dispose of a case and provide quick resolution of dispute to litigants. This will ensure the quick justice to people and will lead to ultimate good of the society.

The Last Ride?

With the ever growing human population comes a proportional rise in the number of automobiles on roads. India has the second largest road networks in the world and accounts for 10% of worldwide road fatalities. Laws regulating the traffic on the road are provided under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 which came into force from July 1, 1989 and is applicable to whole of India. However,the statistics provided by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways,Government of India has shown that the rules currently applicable and the subsequent punishments for their violations have done little in curbing the menace of road accidents and thereby making the roads safer. Everyday 1,317 Accidents take place and 413 Persons are killed on Indian Roads.These alarming figures necessitate a complete overhaul in the existing traffic laws applicable throughout the country.The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2017 which is tabled in the Parliamentprovides for stricter penalties for traffic offences for increased compliance.Driving sensibly is not only a legal responsibility but also a moral and a social one. This presentation focuses on the statistics that have necessitated a new bill altogether and on the various laws (existing and proposed) along with various innovative methods to aid their effective implementation