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  • 28 November, 2019

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SPG Bill passed amid Opposition walkout in Lok Sabha

Syllabus subtopic: Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate

News: The Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Opposition walked out during the voting on the Bill.

Prelims and Mains focus: About the key features of the Bill, about SPG

Changes after the amendment

  • It will now protect only the Prime Minister and members of his immediate family residing with him at his official residence.
  • It will also provide security to former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members staying with them at the residence allotted for a period of five years from the date on which they cease to hold office.

Source: The Hindu

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