The Rajya Sabha on 19th July 2018 passed a Bill seeking to amend the various provisions of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 (“PC Act, 1988”).
The Bill which was originally proposed during 2013 was then referred to a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, which submitted its report on August 12, 2016.
Major changes suggested in the PC Act, 1988 as reported by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee, 2016 include:
This note examines the provisions of the 2013 Bill as reported by the Rajya Sabha Select Committee, 2016, in detail and presents some issues for consideration:
Salient Features of the Bill in a Nutshell (Section-wise)
Comparative Analysis of Provisions of PC Act, 1988 and Proposed Amendments
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