Govt introduces three Bills in Lok Sabha

Shadow of demonetisation disruptions in Lok Sabha


NEW DELHI:  Government today introduced three Bills in the Lok Sabha, one of which,  the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains(Amendment ) Bill, 2017, seeks to allow construction related to any public works in the prohibited area of ancient and protected monuments and archaeological sites.

An amendment in section 20A of the 1958 Act has been introduced allowing the Central government to permit such construction work which were necessary for public safety and there was no other viable alternative.

Another Bill introduced today declares the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy as an institution of national importance.

The Third Bill, the Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property(Amendment) Bill, 2017 proposes to amend section 7 of the 1952 Act to enable the Central Government to re-issue the notice of acquisition to the owner or such other person interested in the property, for the purpose of giving opportunity of being heard.

The owner or the person interested in the property will also be entitled to annual rate of interest, prevalent at any time on compensation payable from the date of publication of the  first notice, till final payment of compensation. (AGENCIES)


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