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India Needs A Neutral Authority To Hold Govt Accountable: Shashi Tharoor

Prior to withdrawing it in August last year, the government had, in December 2021, referred the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019—which was criticised for being in favour of the government—to a Joint Parliamentary Committee instead of sending it to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, which was then headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. 

Prior to withdrawing it in August last year, the government had, in December 2021, referred the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019—which was criticised for being in favour of the government—to a Joint Parliamentary Committee instead of sending it to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, which was then headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.