As of now, the PC Act only covers a public servant accepting a bribe, not the bribe giver. Giving bribe to a public servant is covered under the provision relating to abetment. Also, there is no specific provision dealing with companies and private individuals or NGOs giving bribes.
The bill proposes a jail term of up to 7 years for any private individual, corporate or a member of the NGO who tries to bribe a public servant.
The scope of the bill has been widened to include middlemen, directors of a company and any other private individual or NGOs who is linked in the chain of payoffs.
Once passed the amendments will hold any commercial organization or NGO liable for failure to prevent persons associated with it from bribing a public servant. In other words the NGO can be held responsible for any corrupt acts of its employees.