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N-bill to be taken up in Lok Sabha on Wednesday

The nuclear liability bill will be taken up in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the day Parliament will resume after a three-day recess.



New Delhi: The nuclear liability bill will
be taken up in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, the day Parliament
will resume after a three-day recess.

Government sources said that the bill, to which the Union
Cabinet had yesterday approved 18 changes as per the
recommendations of the Standing Committee on Science and
Technology, would be brought in the Lower House.

The changes included a three-fold hike in the liability
from Rs 500 crore to Rs 1,500 crore.

Sources said that no decision has so far been taken on
the timing of the MPs` salary bill as it has to be passed by
the Cabinet afresh if the government accepts the demand of the
Opposition and hikes the amount beyond Rs 50,000.

The talk is that the salary could be raised to Rs
65,000 per month, which is less than Rs 80,000 proposed by the
Joint Parliamentary Committee but more than the Rs 50,000
which was approved by the Cabinet but was opposed by a section
of the non-BJP Opposition.

Sources said that tabling of the enemy property bill
could take a while as the BJP has objected to certain clauses
and the issue is yet to be resolved.

The sources maintained that the decision to extend the
timing of the Lok Sabha by two days will be taken in the
meeting of the Business Advisory Committee to be held on
Friday next.

PTI

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