The Protection of Human Right Act, 1993, has been passed by the Lok Sabha Friday. The Bill was presented by Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai assuring that the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commission will be made more representative and powerful.
The amendment reduces the tenure of chairpersons of national and state human rights bodies to three years from 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.
So far, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019 has been introduced in the Lok Sabha by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot for consideration. The Bill provides a mechanism for their social, economic and educational empowerment. Also, the Right to Information (Amendment)Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lower House for consideration by Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh.
Later in the days, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2019 that provides a comprehensive mechanism to protect the interest of depositors. The Minister will also lay on the table an explanatory statement with reasons for the immediate legislation by the promulgation of the bill.
Meanwhile, in Rajya Sabha, several Private Members’ resolution will be laid on the table. Rajya Sabha MP and Parliamentary Affairs Minister V Muraleedharan will make a statement regarding government business for the remaining part of the session.