Cabinet Approves Amendment of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 (Download PDF)

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Union Cabinet approved the Amendment of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951. Proposed amendment ensures representation of the Opposition Party in the Trust “The Leader of Opposition recognized as such in the House of the People, or where there is no such Leader of Opposition, then the Leader of the single largest Opposition Party in the House”.

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Amendment of Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951

  • “The Leader of Opposition recognized as such in the House of the People, or where there is no such Leader of Opposition, then the Leader of the single largest Opposition Party in the House”.

  • The existing act allows the representation of a single national party and removal of the party specific member from the Trust will make it apolitical, the release added.

  • The proposed amendment ensures representation of the Opposition Party in the Trust, the release added.

  • “Deletion of the party-specific member from the Trust will make it apolitical. The proposed amendment ensures representation of the opposition party in the Trust”

  • The proposed Amendment would also empower the government to terminate and replace a Trustee to participate in functioning of the Trust or for any other reason.

Other Approvals

  • The cabinet also approved agriculture export policy in line w/government’s commitment to double farmer’s income by the year 2022, news agency ANI reported.

  • Policy to boost exports farm commodities such as tea, coffee, fruits and vegetables. The policy is aimed at helping India step up exports of an array of farm goods but also seeks to avoid ad hoc, knee-jerk policy decisions often aimed at keeping a lid on food inflation.

  • Decided to set up 15 Technology Innovation Hubs, 6 Application Innovation Hubs and 4 Technology translation Research Hubs under National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems.

  • Approval of implementation of Shahpurkandi Dam on river Ravi in Punjab. The decision would help minimizing some of the water of the River Ravi which at present is going waste downstream to Pakistan.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 31, 2019

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