President Kovind gives assent to Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 and the Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2022

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During the Budget Session, Parliament passed Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 and  Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

  • Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022 

—The objective of the Act is to authorise for taking measurements of convicts and other persons for the purposes of identification and investigation in criminal matters and to preserve records. 

—It also provides legal sanction for taking appropriate body measurements of persons who are required to give such measurements which include finger-impressions, palm-print and foot-print impressions, photographs, iris and retina scan, physical, biological samples, and their analysis among others. 

—The new Act has replaced the Identification of Prisoners Act, of 1920.

  • Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 2022

—It aimed at unifying the three existing Municipal Corporations of Delhi into one Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

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