Bill to enhance punishment for graft in Rajya Sabha today

RSTV Bureau
File photo of DoPT minister Dr. Jitendra Singh.

File photo of DoPT minister Dr. Jitendra Singh.

Union Minister of State for Personnel and Public Grievances Jitendra Singh is slated to move the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage.

The Bill seeks to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and will make corruption a serious offence.

The Bill also seeks to raise the minimum punishment from six months to three years. The maximum term will be raised to seven years instead of the current five-years.

The Select Committee report on the Bill will also be discussed in the House.