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Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill

Published on November 28, 2019
Current context: Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 27th Nov 19.
Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill
  • As per the provisions of the Bill:
    1. The Special Protection Group will provide security to Prime Minister, and members of his immediate family residing with him at his official residence.
    2. Security to former prime ministers, and his immediate family members residing with him at the residence allotted to him for a period of 5 years will also be provided.
  • As per original Act, SPG cover solely meant for the security of the Prime Minister.
  • The main aim of bringing the amendment is to provide a better security to protect the Prime Minister.
  • The bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Minister of Home Affairs, Amit Shah, on 25th November 2019.
  • The Bill amends the Special Protections Group Act, 1988.

Question: 

Q.1 The objective of the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is?
a. To provide security to Prime Minister only
b. To provide security to Prime Minister, including former prime ministers and members of his immediate family residing with him at his official residence.
c. To provide security to Prime Minister and the President
d. To provide security to Prime Minister and vice-president
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