2024 Regulations: Shaping the Future of Gas Distribution Networks

In exercising authority granted by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act of 2006, significant revisions have been made to the regulations governing the declaration of city or local natural gas distribution networks as common carriers or contract carriers.

Copper Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024

In the exercise of authority vested by the Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016, and in replacement of the Copper Products (Quality Control) Order, 2023, the Central Government, in consultation with the Bureau of Indian Standards, has promulgated the Copper Products (Quality Control) Order, 2024.

Amendments in Focus: Strengthening Agricultural Regulation

In the exercise of authority granted by the Insecticides Act, 1968 (46 of 1968) (hereinafter referred to as “the said Act”), the Central Government, following consultation with the Central Insecticides Board, hereby introduces the subsequent amendments to the Schedule of the said Act.

Draft Master Direction – Reserve Bank of India (Electronic Trading Platforms) Directions, 2024

These Directions are issued to the entities operating Electronic Trading Platforms (ETPs) on which transactions in eligible instruments, as defined under these Directions, are contracted. These Directions shall not apply to electronic systems operated by scheduled commercial banks and standalone primary dealers for transactions in eligible instruments wherein the bank or the primary dealer operating the electronic system is the sole quote/price provider and invariably a party to all transactions contracted on the system.

Faster CGHS Claim Processing Timelines and Grievance Channels Introduced

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) has announced revised timelines and procedures to streamline hospital bill processing for CGHS pensioners. Stricter timelines aim to expedite claim processing by hospitals and CGHS authorities. Delays in claim submission by hospitals can now be reviewed for potential approval depending on the duration of the delay.

New NOC From CDSCO Zonal Offices Required for Export of Unapproved Or Banned Drugs

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has announced a simplified process for obtaining No Objection Certificates (NOCs) for exporting unapproved, banned, or new drugs. Manufacturers shall obtain NOCs from CDSCO zonal offices through the online SUGAM portal (effective May 15th, 2024) before applying for a manufacturing license from state authorities.