Lok Sabha clears amendment Bill

The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018, that seeks to punish bribe-givers and bribe-takers. The Bill provides for a jail term of three to seven years, besides a fine, to those convicted of taking bribes and those giving bribes to public officials. It extends the ambit of public servants who would be protected by sanction from prosecution. The Rajya Sabha passed he Bill last week.PAGE 1 2

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