The Rajya Sabha passed the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2019, while RTI (Amendment) Bill got the nod of the Lok Sabha on Monday.
Rajya Sabha members Monday congratulated the scientists at ISRO for the successful launch of Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission. Speaker M Venkaiah Naidu informed the House that the Chandrayaan-2 has been successfully launched and the House unanimously applauded the feat.
Members in the upper house raised slogans since the start of the day’s proceedings, raising issues of Karnataka political crisis, Sonbhadra violence, lynchings in Bihar and Dalit issues. In Karnataka, the ruling Congress-JD(S) coalition in Karnataka will face a crucial trust vote in the Assembly on Monday even as legal questions hang over participation of 13 coalition legislators whose resignations are pending acceptance by the Assembly Speaker.
When the houses resume, Union Home Minister Amit Shah will move The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019. The Right to Information (Amendment)Bill, 2019 will also be taken for consideration to be passed in the Lok Sabha.
On Friday, the government introduced the RTI (Amendment) Bill which proposes to give the Centre the powers to set the salaries and service conditions of Information Commissioners at central as well as state levels. The government’s move triggered protests from the Opposition.