Guwahati: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has been granted further extension to frame the rules for the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, said sources.
This would be for the sixth time that the Parliamentary Committees on Subordinate Legislation in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha have given the extension.
The Parliamentary Committees gave their nod another time to extend rules for the CAA taking cognizance of a request made by the MHA earlier this month.
However, official notification was waited till filing of this report on the timeline of the extension.
The Citizenship Amendment Act was passed by Parliament on December 11, 2019, and the Presidential approval came the next day.
In January, 2020, the Ministry notified that the Act will come into force from January 10, 2020 but it later urgedfrom the Parliamentary Committees in the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha to give it some more time to implement rules as the country was going through Covid-19 pandemic.
Earlier, the MHA sought time for similar extensions five times. The last six month extension ended on Sunday.