Standing Committee on Railways invites suggestions on Railways(Amendment) Bill, 2014
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions/comments/views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on ‘The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches of Railways Claims Tribunals and to exclude the liability of Railways in accidental falling from the ambit of untoward incident and categorise it separately.
Speaker of Lok Sabha Smt. Sumitra Mahajan referred the Bill to the Standing Committee headed by Shri Dinesh Trivedi.
All those interested in submitting written memoranda/suggestion to the Committee may send two copies of the same either in English or Hindi to: Additional Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat, Room No.618, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi-110001. The same can be mailed on: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The text of the Bill as introduced in the Lok Sabha is available on the web-link: http://18.104.22.168/BillsTexts/asintroduced/91_2014_En-LS.pdf
The memoranda/suggestions submitted to the Committee would form part of the records of the Committee and would be treated as Confidential and would enjoy the privileges of the Committee.
Those who wish to appear before the Committee, besides submitting Memoranda, may indicate so and the Committee’s decision in this regard shall be final.