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Monsoon Parl session to begin from today, Govt to introduce 16 new Bills

17 July, 2017 4:02 AM
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Monsoon Parl session to begin from today, Govt to introduce 16 new Bills

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government will be introducing 16 new Bills in the monsoon session.

Thirty four Bills are on the agenda of the government for the monsoon session that is likely to be a stormy affair over issues like lynching incidents and vigilantism over cow, the Kashmir situation and the border stand-off with China.

Among the new Bills that are to be introduced are the Consumer Protection Bill and two bills to implement the GST in Jammu and Kashmir.

The new Bills that would be introduced are: The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017; The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension To Chandigarh) Amendment Bill, 2017; The Central Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017; The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2017; The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017; The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Amendment Bill, 2017; The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017; The Consumer Protection Bill, 2017; The National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Right of Children Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017; Labour Code on wages; and The National Sports University Bill, 2017.

There are eight Bills pending in the Lok Sabha for consideration and passing. These are: The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016; The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Indian Institute of Management Bill 2017; The Right of Children Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017; The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017; The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016; The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2017; and The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (Public-Private Partnership) Bill, 2017.

There are ten Bills pending in the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passing. These are: The Footwear Design and Development Institute Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha; The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha; The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha; The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 as passed by Lok Sabha; The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013; The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha; The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha; The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Third Amendment) Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha; The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha; and The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill, 2017 as passed by Lok Sabha.

The Lok Sabha will take up The Consumer Protection Bill, 2015 and the Rajya Sabha will take up The North-Eastern Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013; and The Participation of Workers in Management Bill, 1990 for Withdrawal.

Ahead of the monsoon session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, while addressing the floor of leaders of parties of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha at the national capital, said that for preserving the institution of Democracy in India, it is important that all political parties support the Government to conduct business in both Houses of the Parliament without disruption and constructive discussion takes place on issues of national importance.

The prime minister further urged all parties to extend their support to the Government in fighting corruption and the issue of communal violence in the name of cow protection.

Modi also called on all the parties to support the war against corruption, which has been initiated by the government.

The Prime Minister also mentioned that the highest level of dignity has been maintained in the whole process of Presidential Election till now and no situation of any bitterness surfaced among the political parties.

"All parties should be commended for that and each party must ensure that all MPs and MLAs participate in the President's election and no vote is wasted," he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all leaders to achieve consensus on celebrating the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement on August 9 in both Houses of Parliament.

Meanwhile, leaders of the NDA Government met on Sunday evening to chalk out their strategy to counter the Opposition in Parliament.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also called a meeting of leaders of political parties at the Parliament later in the evening to ensure a smooth transaction of business in the House.

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Source: deccanchronicle.com

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