Cabinet approves amendment of Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, December 7, 2018

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the amendment of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951.
The decision aims to suitably amend the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951 so as to secure representation as Trustees, “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”.
In the existing Act, there is a provision for representation of a single national political party. 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, an official press release said.
The proposed Amendment will empower the Government to terminate and replace a Trustee to participate in the functioning of the Trust or for any other reason.

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