LS passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Last Updated: February 16, 2019

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LS passed the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2018
16 February 2019 Current Affairs: The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed in Lok Sabha. It amends the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial Act, 1951. The act was provided for the erection of a National Memorial in memory of those killed or wounded on April 13, 1919 in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. 
The Bill provided a Trust to manage the National Memorial.
The Trust as per the 1951 Act includes:
(i) the Prime Minister, as Chairperson,
(ii) the President of the Indian National Congress,
(iii) 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.
The 2018 amendment bill removes the President of and the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha. It also says that the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha will be the Trustee.

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