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New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) Ten members of the Rajya Sabha have not have not declared their interests in various companies, businesses and renumeration received from them as required under rules, a voluntary group claimed today. The group Association for Democratic Reforms had filed an RTI application two-years ago seeking details of the Register of Members' Interest form filled by members of parliament carrying information about their pecuniary interests received as Directors of companies, Regular Remunerated Activity, shareholding of Controlling Nature, Paid Consultancy and Professional Engagements. It is mandatory for every MP to fill these forms within 90 days from the date of oath. In a statement the group claimed that as per information received by it under the RTI Act, 10 MPs including Ahmed Patel, V Hanumanth Rao, P Bhattacharya, Husain Dalwai and Shantaram Naik of Congress, Derek O Brian, Sukhendu Sekhar Roy and Srinjoy Bose of Trinamool Congress and Sitaram Yechury of CPI(M) have not submitted their forms. The Central Information Commission in its order dated June 3, 2011 had directed the Rajya Sabha Secretariat to make public the Register of Interest but the secretariat withheld the information saying it is being examined by the ethics committee. Seeing no action on part of the Secretariat, CIC sent a compliance notice to it on October 3. The register came into being after second report of Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha presented in December 1999.

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