Our Representations

Comments Submitted to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs regarding the Draft Companies (CSR Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020 - Sep 21, 2020

In response to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs publishing the Draft Companies (CSR Policy) Amendment Rules, 2020, Common Cause submitted its comments and suggestions on March 25, 2020. The main provision of concern was Rule 4 (2), which suggested that registered trusts and societies would no...



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Comments Submitted to the Election Commission of India - Sep 21, 2020

In response to the Election Commission of India’s (ECI) call for comments/suggestions for recommendations of the ECI Working Groups on Various Aspects of Electoral Management, Common Cause submitted both general and specific comments on March 30, 2020. Along with our comments, we also...



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Response to Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws Consultation - Sep 21, 2020

Common Cause has been sending its submissions to the questionnaire-based consultation started by the five-member Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws, set up by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The questionnaire has been divided into six tranches and it will conclude on October 9, 2020. The...



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Response to the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 Notification - Sep 21, 2020

On June 24, 2020, Common Cause submitted its response to the Draft Environmental Impact Assessment 2020 Notification to Mr. C.K. Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. Our representation stated how the Draft Notification significantly dilutes the provisions of the...



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Representation to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for immediate action to mitigate the suffering and to safeguard the interests of India's domestic workers - Sep 21, 2020

On May 12, 2020, Common Cause submitted a representation to Mr Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs, highlighting the plight of domestic workers during the COVID-19 crisis. It requested the Government of India to issue a specific order to include domestic workers in the category of...



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Summary of letter submitted to the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution regarding the rise of food insecurity of vulnerable populations in India due to the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown: - Sep 21, 2020

On May 4, 2020, Common Cause sent a representation to the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, providing suggestions to address the mounting food insecurity among vulnerable populations owing to the coronavirus lockdown. Underscoring the need for urgent...



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Response to Draft Code on Wages (Central) Rules 2020 - Sep 21, 2020

On August 20, 2020, Common Cause sent a representation to the Deputy Director, Union Ministry of Labour and Employment, on the Draft Code on Wages (Central) Rules 2020, which is aimed at providing the base and procedures to implement the Code on Wages, 2019. Our specific suggestions...



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Representation for the UNEP Mineral Resource Governance Resolution - Sep 21, 2020

In response to UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme)’s Regional Consultative Meetings on the United Nations Environment Assembly resolution on Mineral Resource Governance, Common Cause submitted its comments and recommendations on September 3, 2020. Some of our suggestions...



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