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date: 15 October 2019

(p. lxi) List of Abbreviations

(p. lxi) List of Abbreviations

ADC

Autonomous District Council

AFSPA

Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958

AGP

Asom Gana Parishad

AIFR

Appellate Authority for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction

AWAG

Ahmedabad Women’s Action Group

BCCI

Board of Control for Cricket in India

BIFR

Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction

BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party

CAG

Comptroller and Auditor-General

CEC

Central Empowered Committee

CEGAT

Customs, Excise, and Gold Control Appellate Tribunal

CBFC

Central Board of Film Certification

CBI

Central Bureau of Investigation

CEC

Chief Election Commissioner

CJI

Chief Justice of India

CPR

Centre for Policy Research

CISR

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research

DPSPs

Directive Principles of State Policy

DRT

Debt Recovery Tribunal

EC

Election Commissioner

FC

Finance Commission

FEMA

Foreign Exchange Management Act

FRs

fundamental rights

GST

Goods and Services Tax

HPC

High-Powered Committee

HRCF

Act Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act

HUF

Hindu undivided family

IAS

All-India Administrative Services

ICAR

Indian Council of Agricultural Research

ICS

Indian Civil Services

IDRC

International Development Research Centre

IMDT

Act Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunals) Act

IND

Indian National Congress

IRIS

Institutional Reform and Informal Sector

IRWDA

Inter-State River Water Disputes At 1956

ISC

Inter-State Council

JDAS

Janata Dal Ajit Singh Group

JMM

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (p. lxii)

JPC

Joint Parliament Committee

LARR

Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation, and Resettlement Act 2013

LIC

Life Insurance Company of India

MNF

Mizo National Front

MPLADS

Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme

NCBC

National Commission for Backward Classes

NCERT

National Council of Educational Research and Training

NCFSA

National Curriculum Framework for School Education

NCLAT

National Company Law Appellate Tribunal

NCLT

National Company Law Tribunal

NCRWC

National Commissioner Review of the Working of the Constitution

NCT

National Capital Territory

NDA

National Democratic Alliance

NDC

National Development Council

NEERI

National Environment Engineering Research Institute

NITI

National Institute for Transforming India

NJAC

National Judicial Appointments Commission

NRI

Non-Resident Indian

NTT

National Tax Tribunal

OBCs

Other Backward Classes

OCI

Overseas Citizenship of India

ONGC

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

PC

Policy Commission

PIL

Public Interest Litigation

PIO

Person of Indian Origin

PMO

Prime Minister’s Office

POTA

Prevention of Terrorism Act 2002

POTB

profession, occupation, trade, or business

PSC

Public Service Commission

PWDVA

The Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act 2005

RBI

Reserve Bank of India

RP

Act Representation of the People Act

SAD

Shiromani Abali Dal

SC

Scheduled Caste/Supreme Court

SIA

Social Impact Assessment

ST

Scheduled Tribe

SEZ

special exchange zone

SLP

Special Leave Petition

TADA

Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act 1987

TFD

traditional forest dweller

UAS

Licence Unified Access Service Licence

ULFA

United Liberation Front Assam

UT

Union Territory