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Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019

  • 04 Dec 2019
  • 2 min read

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Recently, the Parliament has passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The SPG Bill will amend the SPG Act of 1988.

  • The proposed amendments in the Special Protection Group (SPG) Bill aims to reduce the financial burden of VIP security on the state exchequer.
  • The reduction of SPG coverage will also help to eliminate the notion of a status symbol attached to it.

Special Protection Group

  • The SPG was raised in 1985 to provide security cover to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members.
  • The SPG comprises of the personnel from the CRPF, Border Security Force and other Central and State forces.

Amendments

  • Reduced SPG Coverage:
    • The protection to be offered only to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members that will reside with him at his official residence.
    • Currently, the security cover is provided to the Prime Minister, former Prime Ministers and their immediate family members.
  • Time period:
    • The security will be provided only for a period of five years to the former Prime Ministers and their immediate family after they leave the office.
    • However, the immediate family members need to be residing with the former Prime Minister at the allotted residence.
  • Withdrawal:
    • When the proximate security is withdrawn from a former Prime Minister such proximate security will also stand withdrawn from members of his immediate family.

Source: TH

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