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17th Lok Sabha Live: RTI Bill passed in Lower House

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, July 22: After two-days weekend break, both the houses are scheduled to commence at 11 am today. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, is likely to moved today by Home Minister Amit Shah. The Right to Information (Amendment)Bill, 2019 will also be taken for consideration.

The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Protection of Human rights (Amendment) Bill 2019 which will make the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commission more representative and powerful. The amendment reduces the tenure of chairpersons of national and state human rights bodies to three years from the current five years. It also stipulates that besides a former chief justice of India, as is the current requirement, a former Supreme Court judge can also become NHRC chairperson.

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The Parliament session will continue till July 26. The Economic Survey was presented on July 4 followed by the Union Budget for 2019- 20 on July 5.

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