ONLINE ESSAY COMPETITION ON

IMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 ON INDUSTRY AND ECONOMY

 

ABOUT THE COLLABORATORS
Scriboard Advocates and Legal Consultants, New Delhi is a full-service commercial law firm with cutting edge specialisation in Information Technology and Intellectual Property and related services. The firm is legal counsel to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India and to the National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI], which manages the .in [Indian Country Code Top Level Domain Extensions]. Scriboard is also counsel to leading technology companies like Facebook, Hike Messenger and Amazon. At the national and international level, the firm has represented leading companies and individuals, Indian Oil, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Havells India Limited and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The firm also advises the Central Bureau of Investigation [CBI] on Internet Security and Cyber Crime. The firm
services clients in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The firm acts as legal advisor to the Computer Association of Nepal [CAN], the Nepal Supreme Court and Nepal Telecom Authority [NTA]. In addition, the firm has assisted the Government in Nepal in the drafting and preparation of the Electronic Commerce Law.

Metacept.com has been created with an objective of developing and sustaining a platform for a productive discussion on the ever-evolving fields of Information Technology (InfoTech) and IPR Laws. It aims at promoting a diversity of viewpoints, ideas, and ideologies.


ABOUT THE ONLINE ESSAY COMPETITION
The Competition aims to initiate a discourse on the legal and economic scrutiny of the issues, implementation and impact assessment of the policy decisions adopted by the Government of India to tackle the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus Disease). Furthermore, it attempts to find possible solutions and diagnosis of the situation through the discourse. The Competition will be conducted online. E-Certificates will be awarded to the Top Three entries. Online internship opportunities with Scriboard and Metacept.com will be provided to selected participants. In addition, selected entries will be published in an e-Edition of RFMLR – ISSN (O): 2347-3827 on www.rfmlr.com.
 

THEME
CORONA CRISIS AND ECONOMIC LOCKDOWN: DIAGNOSIS AND CURE OF LEGAL-ECONOMIC ISSUES


The following illustrative sub-themes have been identified as requiring academic consideration in
this context:

  • Telemedicine Guidelines and Consumer Protection Act, 2019

  • Economy of Work from Home and Legal Issues

  • Challenges of e-Commerce in the times of COVID-19

  • COVID-19 and Impact on International Trade  

  • Global Economic Recession: The Way Forward?

  • Monetary Stimulus of the RBI: Too little too late?

  • Fiscal Measures of the Union Government: Efficacy and Challenges

  • Impact of Pandemic on Unorganised Sector: Short term Remedies and Long term Approach

  • CSR and COVID-19: An Antidote to Non-Compliance?

  • Sabka Vishwas Legacy Dispute Resolution Scheme: Efficacy of June 30 Deadline amidst Liquidity Crunch

 

ELIGIBILITY

The Competition is open for all students enrolled in any discipline in a recognized University/ College/Institute within India or outside.
 

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

  • Co-authorship is limited to a maximum of two authors.

  • Multiple entries by the same author will not be permitted.

  • The essays must be written in the English language only.

  • Word Limit: 2500 - 3000 words (inclusive of footnotes)

  • The essays must be the original work of the author(s) and must not have be published/pending for publication/submitted for publication elsewhere.

  • The name(s) of the author(s) must not be mentioned anywhere in the body of the essay.

  • The main text must be typed in Times New Roman, font size 12 and line spacing 1.5.

  • Footnotes must be typed in Times New Roman, font size 10 and single line spacing.

  • Page margins must be 1 inch on all sides.

  • Citation format: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th Ed.)

  • The submissions must be made in ‘.doc’ or ‘.docx’ format only.

  • The submissions must be accompanied by a“Statement of Originality and Copyright” duly signed by the author(s), mentioning that the manuscript is an original and a bona fide work of the author(s) and the author(s) undertake to divest the copyright of the work to RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab.

  • The submissions must also be accompanied by a scanned copy of the authorised
    University/College ID Cards of the author(s).

 

REGISTRATION FORM
Authors participating in the Essay Writing Competition must fill the registration form before May 2, 2020, here. 


SUBMISSION FORM

All submissions must be made through the attached Google Form by May 5, 2020, here.


IMPORTANT DATES

  • Last Date of Registration: May 2, 2020

  • Last Date of Submission: May 5, 2020

  • Declaration of Results: May 15, 2020


IMPORTANT NOTE

  • No registration fee is to be paid.

  • The Winners shall be announced after a comprehensive review of the submissions by the Editorial Board of RFMLR. The decision of the Board shall be final and binding.

  • RFMLR possesses the right to reject entries which do not conform to the Guidelines for Submission.

  • RFMLR reserves the absolute rights to cancel, defer or postpone indefinitely, the competition in the event of the accruing of any incident, natural or man-made.

  • In case of any dispute, the decision of RFMLR & RGNUL shall be final and binding.


CONTACT DETAILS

  • Sanskriti Sharma (Managing Editor): +91 9915871143

  • Shivansh Mehta (Managing Editor): +91 8146751160

  • Shaurya Aron (Senior Editor): +91 7507062415

  • Akshat Jain (Senior Editor): +91 9770003070

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