Parliamentary Standing Committee Report on LARR Bill

Parliamentary standing committee report on LARR

The committee took note of the lackadaisical way in which feedback and consultations were held on this Bill (pasted below). Read the attachment for the actual recommendations on the contents of the Bill.

Since the Cabinet
approved the Draft Bill on 5 September, 2011 and the Bill was introduced in Lok
Sabha on 7 September 2011, the Committee find that there was hardly any time at
the disposal of the Government to seriously consider the suggestions received
from the stakeholders.   The Officers of DOLR were candid in their admission
before the Committee that suggestions from the stakeholders were still being
received.  The Committee deplore the casual approach of the Government in the
matter.  Even though the Government took over two years in bringing the Bill
again they hardly gave any time to the stakeholders, including Central Ministries
and State Governments concerned to submit their views and also to consider the
same.  The Committee‟s examination has also revealed that not only the State
Governments, some of the Central Ministries concerned like Ministries of Urban
Development, Panchayati Raj, Tribal Affairs etc. are at variance with the DoLR in
respect of contents of the Bill.  It is against this backdrop that the Committee
invited suggestions from the general public, industry, farmers, NGO’s, experts,
Central Ministries, State Governments etc.  


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