July 7, 2015 3:36:38 am
The Joint Committee of Parliament looking into the contentious Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill will take up clause-by-clause consideration of the bill later this month, ahead of submitting its report on the first day of the second week of monsoon session of Parliament beginning July 21.
During its meeting Monday, the committee decided that if the government is able to reply to its queries on July 16, it could take up clause-by-clause consideration of the bill from July 22, sources said.
The committee decided to summon secretaries of concerned ministries on July 16 to hear their views on amendments to the 2013 Act. Secretaries from ministries like Legal Affairs, Legislative Department, Rural Development and Commerce Ministries, and top Railway officials are likely to appear before the committee.
Between July 16 and 18, members of the panel would also get notices to move their amendments to the bill.
The panel, which had sought an extension of one week, has now been given time till July 28 to fulfil its mandate.
It has so far received representations from various organisations and individuals on the amendments to the 2013 law.
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