In a setback, the much-touted Opposition unity also came undone as the BSP was absent from the House when the motion moved by Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien was put to vote. The NCP did not take part in the debate and Congress sources said its four members, too, were not present during voting.
RTI Act amendments: Government has introduced amendments giving itself powers to set salaries and service conditions for Information Commissioners. How does it change the existing Act, and why is the Opposition protesting?
The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries recently told the Parliament that as NDDB Dairy Services was set up through a Rs 200 crore contribution from NDDB, it has advised NDDB to “extend the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 to its subsidiary companies including NDDB Dairy Services.”
"Instead of sending me a consolidated reply, the CBDT forwarded my application to IT offices across India. These IT offices have flooded me with more than 3,000 letters and 5-e-mails as replies in the last one year," Gaud said.