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Unraveling the Debate: The Telecom Bill and the Money Bill Controversy

In response to an op-ed in @thetribunechd alleging that the Telecom Bill was introduced as a Money Bill, #PIBFactCheck debunks the claim with precision.

Clarifying the Misconception

Contrary to the op-ed’s assertion, the Telecom Bill was categorically not introduced as a Money Bill. The veracity of this statement is affirmed by a meticulous examination of Article 110, which stipulates that a Money Bill should solely encompass provisions related to matters listed in Sub-sections (a)-(g).

Criteria for a Money Bill

The Telecom Bill, however, extends beyond the confines of these stipulated matters, encompassing a broader range of provisions. Consequently, it does not meet the criteria outlined in Article 110 for classification as a Money Bill.

Presidential Recommendations

Crucially, the introduction of the Telecom Bill in the Lok Sabha adheres to constitutional protocols. Recommendations from the President, as mandated by Article 117 (1) and (3), were duly obtained. This underlines the procedural correctness of introducing the bill in the Lok Sabha, dispelling any doubts regarding its legislative categorization.

As the #PIBFactCheck establishes, the claim that the Telecom Bill was introduced as a Money Bill is unfounded. The bill’s adherence to constitutional norms and the clear demarcation of its provisions refute the allegations, emphasizing the importance of factual accuracy in public discourse.

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