Ahead of the tabling of the Digital Data Protection Bill in Lok Sabha on Thursday, Congress chief Manish Tewari questioned the Bill instantly getting categorised as a Financial Bill and mentioned if it occurs, then the Rajya Sabha can not vote on it.
He additionally mentioned that the most recent iteration of this Bill mocks the efforts put in by the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Data Protection Bill.
Taking a swipe on the authorities, Tewari, a former Union minister tweeted, “How Did the Digital Data Protection Bill get classified as a Financial Bill suddenly? If this bill on passage is certified as a money bill by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla which seems to be the intent of getting it classed as a Financial Bill then Rajya Sabha can not vote on it. It can only recommend non binding changes to Lok Sabha.”
“The latest iteration of this Bill mocks the efforts put in by the Joint Committee of Parliament on the Data Protection Bill led by two BJP members PP Chaudhary and Meenakshi Lekhi respectively. It needs to be considered as a regular bill and go to a JPC again, ” the Congress Lok Sabha MP mentioned.
He additionally connected the picture of the President’s Recommendation underneath Article 117 of the Constitution which learn, “The President, having been informed of the subject matter of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023, recommends to the House the introduction of the Bill under article 117(1) and consideration of the Bill under article 117(3) of the Constitution” .
His remarks come within the wake of the potential for the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 being launched within the Lok Sabha on August 3. The invoice was cleared by the Union Cabinet on July 5, goals to determine the great authorized framework governing digital private knowledge safety in India.
It additionally offers for the processing of digital private knowledge in a fashion that recognises each the best of people to guard their private knowledge and the necessity to course of private knowledge for lawful functions.