RFMLR’s Essay Competition on Implications of Covid-19 on Industry and Economy: Register by May 2


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab (RGNUL) is a National Law University located in Patiala, Punjab. It was established in 2006 by the Government of Punjab as a university dedicated to the field of legal education under the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law Punjab Act (No. 12 of 2006).

RGNUL Financial and Mercantile Law Review (RFMLR), first published in the year 2014, is a bi-annual, student-run, blind peer-reviewed law journal currently in its 7th volume and is one of the flagship publications of RGNUL. It was set up as an academic initiative to promote research and debate in areas of financial and economic law. The review looks to understand the legal paradigm prevalent in India and South East Asia and how it affects finance and other cross border mercantile activities.


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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 HERE.


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 for 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


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


Authors participating in the Essay Writing Competition must fill the registration form before 2nd May 2020 at this URL.


All submissions must be made through this Google Form.


  • Last Date of Registration: May 2, 2020
  • Last Date of Submission: May 5, 2020
  • Declaration of Results: May 15, 2020


  • 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.


  • Sanskriti Sharma (Managing Editor): +91 9915871143
  • Shivansh Mehta (Managing Editor): +91 8146751160
  • Shaurya Aron (Senior Editor): +91 7507062415
  • Akshat Jain (Senior Editor): +91 9770003070

Email: rfmlr[at]rgnul.ac.in

Website link is here.

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