Ering to introduce bill on MPs’ assets

ITANAGAR, Sep 19: Arunachal East MP Ninong Ering is going to introduce a Private Member Bill on declaration of assets by MPs after end of their tenure during the Winter Session of the Parliament this year.
The title of the bill is ‘The Representation of The People Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017’.
There are already provisions for declaration of assets and liabilities by every elected candidate of either House of Parliament within a period of 90 days from the date on which he takes charge as MP.
However, there are no such provisions for declaration of assets and liabilities after expiry of the term of membership.
The proposed amendment in the parent bill seeks to disclose the income and assets even after the completion of the term of House by each Member of Parliament.
The proposed bill will help in maintaining transparency and accountability of people’s representatives at the apex level.