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JAN VISHWAS (AMENDMENTS OF PROVISIONS) BILL, 2022

23rd December, 2022 POLITY AND GOVERNANCE


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    • The Union Commerce and Industry Minister introduced the Jan Vishwas (Amendment of Provisions) Bill, 2022 in the Lok Sabha to decriminalise minor offences to promote ease of doing business.
    • The Bill aims to:
      • Amend certain legislation for decriminalising minor offences to promote ease of doing business.
      • Rationalise monetary penalties, depending on the gravity of the offence.
    • The Bill was referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee of 31­ members; 21 members from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha.

                   ○  A Parliamentary Committee is a panel of Members of Parliament (MPs) that are appointed or elected by the House or nominated by the Speaker/Chairman and work under the direction of the Speaker/Chairman.
          ○ There are generally two types of legislative committees—standing committees and ad-hoc committees. The former is permanent and operates continuously (constituted each year or periodically) while the latter is temporary and ceases to exist at the end of the mission assigned to them.

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