New Delhi, March 14: The general elections to the Lok Sabha 2019 for the issuance of statutory notifications under Representation of the People Act, 1951 were approved by the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The government said that the move will be helpful in bringing uniformity in judicial service. In other decisions, the cabinet also approved promulgation of the Daman and Diu Civil Courts (Amendment) Regulation, 2019 and the Dadra and Nagar Haveli (Civil Courts and Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Regulation, 2019 under Article 240 of the Constitution.
“It will also help overcome the difficulties being faced by the litigants in travelling to Mumbai for filing appeals due to existing limited pecuniary jurisdiction. Enhanced pecuniary jurisdiction will accelerate the justice delivery system, besides making access easier for litigants without having to travel outside the Union Territory," the government said in an official statement.
The Cabinet has also approved the proposal for the accession of India to The Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the purposes of registration of marks, and The Vienna Agreement establishing an International Classification of the figurative elements of marks. It has also approved The Locarno Agreement establishing an International classification for industrial designs.
Accession to the Nice, Vienna and Locarno Agreements will help the Intellectual Property Office in India to harmonise the classification systems for examination of trademark and design applications, in line with the classification systems, followed globally.
“It would give an opportunity to include Indian designs, figurative elements and goods in the international classification systems. The accession is expected to instil confidence in foreign investors in relation to the protection of IPs in India. The accession would also facilitate in exercising rights in decision-making processes regarding review and revision of the classifications under the agreement," an official statement said.