Rajya Sabha passes RTI Amendment Bill, 2019

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Nation First News:  Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the Right to information (Amendment)Bill, 2019, amending the existing, crucial transparency law.

It gives government powers to fix salaries, tenures and other terms and conditions for employing information commissioners at both the Central and state levels.

While, Rajya Sabha rejected motion to refer RTI Amendment Bill to Select Committee, the motion was negated by 117 members voting against and 75 members voting in favour of the motion.

The RTI bill was earlier, passed through a voice vote with 218 votes in favour and 79 against in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid strong opposition protests.

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