Reforming the Regulations: A Response to the True idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat

Execution of the same will enable better price realization for farmers, by attracting investments and making the agriculture sector competitive.
Reforming the Regulations: A Response to the True idea of Atmanirbhar Bharat
Amity Law School, Jaipur

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan or Self-reliant India campaign is a new vision envisaged by Hon’ble P.M. of India, with a mission to galvanize the forces of growth across the country in various sectors of economy.

This campaign has been outlined with five pillars; Economy, Infrastructure, System, Vibrant Demography and Demand. Building of a nation is fundamentally dependent on the foundation of good governance that is controlled by rule of law. Amidst the current pandemic, Government of India introduced a new phase of Ease of Doing Business Reforms pertaining to easy registration of property, fast disposal of commercial disputes and simpler tax regime for making India one of the easiest, speedy, and reliable economy to do business. To implement the inducted changes, relaxations are provided with proper compliance of Companies Act and Insolvency Law.

After the Atmanirbhar Bharat stimulus package, two major reforms done in agriculture and labour laws are on board. These policy reforms are market-orientated, bringing in the efficiency, transparency, and ease of compliance in both the segments. The new set of regulations consolidates forty-four (44) labour laws, under four categories of Codes namely, Wage Code; Social Security Code; Occupational Safety, Health & Working Conditions Code; and the Industrial Relations Code. These are futuristic legislations to empower enterprises by reducing compliance, red-tapism and Inspector Raj.

The reforms also seek to harness the power of technology for the betterment of the workers along with industry. The third tranche of the measures announced under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan focuses on agriculture and allied activities. The amendment to the Essential Commodities Act is perhaps one of the most important steps taken for the sector. Execution of the same will enable better price realization for farmers, by attracting investments and making the agriculture sector competitive.

The long-term investments will help India build quality, world-class Agri-assets, and infrastructure that will benefit small farmers in a long time. The efforts done for aggregation part will undoubtedly assist young Indian start-ups, private players and agri-preneurs to construct a digital and Agri-tech driven platforms and solutions leading the small farmers to be efficient to sell their products with minimum hassle and maximum profits. With government coming up with schemes like ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’, IP Filing and grant activity is likely to increase.

Moreover, the Government of India has taken concrete steps to establish favourable environment for creation and protection of Intellectual Property Rights and strengthening IP administration in the country.

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Role of Amity Law School (ALS) in nurturing students:

Amity Law School (ALS), Jaipur since its establishment in year 2008 has been growing by leaps and bound. Recently ALS has been included in top law school under Forbes Legal Power list, 2020. The school offers five-year integrated law programmes with five specializations inclusive of- Corporate law, IPR, Criminal law, Constitutional law, and International Trade law, and LLM with three specialization- Constitutional law, Criminal law, and Corporate law. Apart from this it also offers Ph.D. programme (full-time for students and part time for working professionals) Moot Court, Mock trials, Model United Nations, Parliamentary debates, Institutional workshops, Case studies, Group discussions, Role-play models, Seminars, Mentor-mentee meets, and project-based educational conferences helps the school to create dynamic and proactive graduates with the skill for lifelong learning.

The school also employed Cafeteria Model for effective teaching and learning and infused practical insights by arranging special guest lectures which were delivered by eminent legal luminaries.

At ALS regular internships are arranged in prominent companies like FHS, UAE; Nishith Desai Associates; Khaitan & Co., Amicus legal, and Innodata. Subsequently, the students are placed in same companies. Alumni of the school are setting new milestones.

For instance, many are selected as judicial magistrates in various states like Rajasthan, Bihar, M.P., Gujarat and successfully practising in High courts and Supreme Courts, working on key role in eminent corporate firms and few are successful entrepreneurs. ALS best practices includes Industry integration with establishment of Industry Advisory Council ; Societal connect by integrating Anandam course (mandated by Raj Govt.), Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cell and Legal Aid clinic; Value added courses like Behavioural science, compulsory learning of one foreign language (French/ German/Chinese/ Spanish), Communication skills; Mandatory one-week Military training Program.

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This article is authored by Dr. Saroj Bohra, Director, Amity Law School, Jaipur. Recently, Dr. Bohra has been recognized amongst the ten Influential Women in the Indian Education Sector by Higher Education Digest Magazine.

To know about Amity Law School, Jaipur, visit - http://bit.ly/als_jaipur

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