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Parliamentary Panel on Land Bill to Invite Public Suggestions

The parliamentary panel appointed to study the controversial provisions of the land acquisition bill has decided to open the forum for wider public consultations.

Published: 23rd May 2015 09:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2015 09:59 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The parliamentary panel appointed to study the controversial provisions of the land acquisition bill has decided to open the forum for wider public consultations.

The joint committee of both the houses of the parliament, headed by BJP MP SS Ahluwalia, on Saturday asked organisations and public to send in their views on the bill.

“It has been decided to seek the views and suggestions from various public bodies, organizations, associations, individuals and other stakeholders,” a statement issued here said.

The statement added that suggestions submitted to the Committee would form part of the records and would be treated as confidential. Moreover, who wants to appear in person before the panel send in their requests before June 8.

The committee has time till first week of next session of the parliament likely to be held in July-August.  The 30 member committee comprising MPs from both houses from all parties would discuss the provisions of the new bill particularly related to the consent clause and social impact assessment.  The meetings of the panel are likely to be engaging and heated as most of the opposition parties are opposed to the changes in the old bill.



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