States can now constitute Foreigners Tribunals
12, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has amended the Foreigners (Tribunals) Order, 1964.
- MHA has empowered district magistrates in all States and Union Territories to set up tribunals to decide whether a person staying illegally in India is a foreigner or not.
- Earlier, the powers to constitute tribunals were vested only with the Centre.