- GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
- GS-2: functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies (Parliament)
Context: The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act, 2022, which was passed by the Parliament in April this year, came into force recently.
- The new law allows investigators to collect certain identifiable information of convicts and other persons for purposes of identification and investigation in criminal matters.
The Bill replaces the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920.
Mains Practice Question – To what extent does the new Criminal Procedure (Identification) Act 2022 address the lacunae present in India’s Criminal Justice system? Critically Analyse.
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