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Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019

Posted on : 03 Dec 2019

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  • The original Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act of 1951 was enacted by Parliament for the management of the National Memorial to remember those killed in the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre on April 13, 1919.

 

  • Under the 1951 Act, the Trustees of the Memorial include:
  • (i)the Prime Minister, as Chairperson,
  • (ii) the President of the Indian National Congress,
  • (iii) the Minister in-charge of Culture,
  • (iv) the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha,
  • (v) the Governor of Punjab,
  • (vi) the Chief Minister of Punjab, and
  • (vii) Three eminent persons nominated by the central government.

 

  • As per the National Monuments Act, 1951, the trustees are supposed to be Congress heads.

 

  • The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill sought to amend the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Act 1951.
  • The President of the Indian National Congress no more has to be a permanent member of the trust.
  • The central government can now remove the trustees of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial for any reason even if they haven’t completed their term.
  • The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill says that only the leader of the largest opposition party will be made a trustee; it says there is no leader of the opposition in the Lok Sabha.
  • The Act provides that the three eminent persons nominated by the central government will have a term of five years and will be eligible for re-nomination.
  • The Bill adds a provision to allow the central government to terminate the term of a nominated trustee before the expiry of his term without assigning any reason.

Article Related Questions

  1. Which of the following features of Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019 are correct?
    1.The original Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act of 1951 was enacted by Parliament
    2.The President of the Indian National Congress no more has to be a permanent member of the trust.
    3.The Act provides that the three eminent persons nominated by the central government will have a term of five years and will be eligible for re-nomination.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

    2.2 and 3 only

    3.1 and 3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 1, 2 and 3

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