Cabinet to consider OoP Bill on Saturday
Kalam returned Bill on May 30 for reconsideration for a "comprehensive and generic" criteria.india Updated: Jul 21, 2006 13:13 IST
A decision on the controversial Office of Profit Bill, returned by President APJ Abdul Kalam to Parliament for reconsideration, is expected to be taken up by the Union Cabinet on Saturday.
Official sources said that the government planned to introduce the Bill "as it is" in the Monsoon Session of the Parliament beginning Monday, and that the Cabinet was likely to take a decision on the issue on Saturday.
BJP has expressed some reservation over the re-introduction of the Bill, which provides for exclusion of 56 posts from the list of offices of profit.
The Cabinet was expected to take up the issue up for discussion in Thursday's meeting.
The President had returned the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill on May 30 for reconsideration for a "comprehensive and generic" criteria which had to be "fair and reasonable" and applicable in a "clear and transparent" manner across the states and union territories.