The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches of Railways Claims Tribunals and to exclude the liability of Railways in accidental falling from the ambit of untoward incident and categorise it separately.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan had referred the Bill to the Standing Committee headed by former Railway Minister and TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi, according to a release.
The memoranda/suggestions submitted to the committee would form part of the records of it and would be treated as confidential and would enjoy the privileges of the panel, the release said.

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