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Lok Sabha passes RTI amendment Bill

To become a law, the bill will now need the approval of the Rajya Sabha, where the government is in a minority.

The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed with a voice vote in the Lower House, seeks to empower the central government on deciding the terms of chief information commissioners and information commissioners at both the central and state levels, as well as have a say on the salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service.

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