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Jul 22, 2019 06:32 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Parliament LIVE: Lok Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill amid Opposition's allegations that it dilutes transparency

Live updates of the Parliament session

  • Jul 22, 06:23 PM (IST)

    On July 19, the Centre introduced a bill in Lok Sabha to amend the RTI Act, seeking to give the government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions of employment of information commissioners.
      While tabling the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh had asserted it would lead to ease of delivery of RTI Act and described it as an enabling legislation for administration purposes.
      However, transparency activists have slammed the government's move to amend the Act to take away statutory parity of Information Commissioners with Election Commissioners in terms of tenure and service conditions, saying it is an attack on the independence of the panel.

    – PTI

  • Jul 22, 06:19 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | Rajya Sabha passes The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019.

  • Jul 22, 06:18 PM (IST)

    JUST IN | Lok Sabha passes The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, amid Opposition concerns of dilution of transparency. 

  • Jul 22, 02:17 PM (IST)

    Update:

    Rajya Sabha resumes. Ruckus in Upper House over Sonbhadra incident. Members throw papers at the Speaker.

  • Jul 22, 11:11 AM (IST)

    Rajya Sabha has been adjourned till 12.00 pm. Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2.00 pm.

  • Jul 22, 08:47 AM (IST)

    In the Lok Sabha today:

    Proceedings will begin with the Question Hour. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan will introduce The National Medical Commission Bill, 2019. This will be followed by discussion on urgent matters of public importance.

    The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019; The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 will be taken up for consideration and passing later in the day.

  • Jul 22, 08:47 AM (IST)

    Good morning! Welcome to Moneycontrol's LIVE coverage of Parliament session. Stay tuned for the key updates.

  • Jul 19, 03:41 PM (IST)

    JUST IN  The Protection of Human rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 passed in Lok Sabha.

  • Jul 19, 03:11 PM (IST)

    AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha: I would like to ask the Home Minister, why a law on mob lynching is not being made? Last year Supreme Court had asked govt to make a law on mob lynching. If you make all SC's orders into laws, why not this?

  • Jul 19, 01:24 PM (IST)

    Sanitary napkins given to adolescent girls at subsidised rates

    A pack of six sanitary napkins is being provided to adolescent girls at a cost of Rs 6 every month under a centrally-sponsored scheme, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in Lok Sabha today.
    "Under the Menstrual Hygiene Scheme a pack of six sanitary napkins is provided to adolescent girls at a cost of Rs 6 per pack by the Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) through door-to-door visits and also through platforms of schools and anganwadi centres," he said during the Question Hour. (PTI)

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