Dam Safety Bill 2019 (Salient Features-5)

In this article we will discuss Dam Safety Bill 2019 (Salient Features-5)

  • Punishment: The Bill provides for two types of offences – obstructing a person in the discharge of his functions, and refusing to comply with directions issued under the proposed law.
  • Offenders will be punishable with imprisonment of up to one year, or a fine, or both. If the offence leads to loss of lives, the term of imprisonment may be extended up to two years.
  • Offences will be cognisable only when the complaint is made by the government, or any authority constituted under the Bill.

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