You might be studying it right here first: After a niche of 4 months, the Joint Parliamentary Committee deliberating on the Private Information Safety Invoice, 2019, will meet on July 17 at 2:30 pm within the Principal Committee Room of the Parliament Home Annexe, two MPs who’re a part of the committee and two authorities official confirmed to MediaNama. Representatives from the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Data Expertise, UIDAI, Nationwide Crime Information Bureau (NCRB), Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) and Narcotics Management Board (NCB) are anticipated to depose earlier than the members on Friday.

Rajya Sabha MP Amar Patnaik informed MediaNama that he likely gained’t go “because [it is] tough for people like me”. “I can’t return and be in quarantine for 14 days as per local SOP here in Bhubaneswar. And again required to go for Finance Committee meeting on 28th. Would have been ideal if we could have had these meetings online over video conferencing. I guess only those who are based in Delhi or in nearby cities would attend,” he informed us. Nonetheless, as we reported earlier, digital conferences of parliamentary committees aren’t doable.

The committee has up to now met 4 instances because it was shaped in December 2019. Its conferences have been disrupted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 30-member committee, headed by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, was to submit its first report back to the Lok Sabha by the final week of the Funds Session 2020. On the finish of the Funds Session, the JPC had requested for an extension till the second week of the Monsoon Session.