By Accommodation Times News Services
The much hyped and controversial Land Acquisition Bill pending in Lok Sabha, due to strong resistance from opposition, was discussed in a joint parliamentary committee meeting, comprising of members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, has called for suggestions from the public on the Land Acquisition Bill issue by 8th June.
Meeting under the chairmanship of veteran BJP MP S.S. Ahluwalia, the committee has been deliberating on various aspects of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015, which has been pending in the Lok Sabha.
In a statement, the committee said, “It has been decided to seek the views and suggestions from various public bodies, organizations, associations, individuals and other stakeholders. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 and the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 have been uploaded on the Lok Sabha Website.”
The statement further said, “All those desirous of submitting their views/suggestions to the committee, may send two copies of their written memoranda/suggestions either in English or Hindi on the subject to Joint Secretary (RS), Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No. 328, Third Floor, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001 or Fax at 23018865 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org by 8th June, 2015.”
It said that the memoranda submitted to the committee would form part of the records of the committee and would be treated as confidential. It would also enjoy the privilege of the committee.
“Those who wish to appear before the committee, besides submitting the memoranda, are also requested to specifically indicate so. However, the committee’s decision in this regard shall be final,” the statement said.