The Hindu Business Line
Major Ports Bill introduced in LS
A Bill seeking to provide greater autonomy in decision-making to 12 major ports in the country and professionalise their governance by setting up a Board for each one of them, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016, which seeks to repeal the Major Port Trusts Act of 1963, was introduced by Minister of State for Road Transport and Shipping P Radhakrishnan. The new legislation, which would replace the Act, aims to provide greater autonomy and flexibility to the major ports and professionalise their governance. It proposes to set up Board of Port Authority for each major port.