PREVIOUS HOUR

MKS-LT/12.00/1E

The House reassembled at twelve of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

1. SHRI A.R. ANTULAY : Sir, I lay on the Table-

 

I.(1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under section 13 of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 :

 

 

(a) Sixth Annual Report of the National Commission for Minorities, New Delhi, for the year 1998-1999.

 

 

(b) Review by Government on the Working of the above Commission.

 

 

(c) Action Taken Memorandum on the Recommendations contained in the above Report of the Commission.

 

(2)                   Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

 

II. A copy each of the following papers:

 

 

(i)                          Report* (in Hindi) of the Prime Minister's High Level Committee (headed by Justice Rajender Sachar) on Social, Economic and Educational status of the Muslim Community of India.

 

 

(ii)                       Statement (in English and Hindi) regarding laying of Hindi version of the above Report.

 

2. SHRI SUSHILKUMAR SAMBHAJIRAO SHINDE: Sir I lay on the Table-

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Power, under section 179 of the Electricity Act, 2003:

 

 

(1)                        F.No.12/X/STD (CONN)/GM/CEA, dated the 9th March, 2007, publishing the Central Electricity Authority (Technical Standards for Connectivity to the Grid) Regulations, 2007.

 

 

(2) F. No. 2/2(1)/2006-CERC, dated the 16th March, 2007, publishing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Recruitment, Control and Service Conditions of Staff) Regulations, 2007

 

II. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Power, under sub section (1) of section 59 of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001:

 

 

(1) G.S.R. 173 (E), dated the 5th March, 2007, publishing the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Form of Annual Statement of Accounts and Records) Rules, 2007.

 

 

(2) S.O. 394 (E), dated the 19th March, 2007, specifying certain energy intensive industries and other establishments annual energy consumption.

 

III. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Annual Budget of the Damodar Valley Corporation, Kolkata, for the year 2007-2008, under sub-section (3) of section 44 of the Damodar Valley Corporation Act, 1948.

 

IV. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(i)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), New Delhi, for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Bureau.

 

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

 

(ii)

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Power) and the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), for the year 2007-2008.

 

(iii)

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Power) and the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) for the year 2007-2008

 

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(i)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Rock Mechanics (NIRM), Kolar, Karnataka, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.

 

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

 

(ii)

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Mines) and the National Aluminum Company Limited (NALCO), for the year 2007-2008.

 

4. SHRI H. R. BHARDWAJ : Sir, I lay on the Table, under sub-section (3) of section 15 of the Notaries Act, 1952 a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs):

 

 

(1)                        G.S.R. 73 (E) dated the 9th February, 2007, publishing the Notaries (Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

 

(2)                        G.S.R. 86 (E) dated the 15th February, 2007, publishing the Notaries (Second Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

5. SHRI SURESH PACHOURY: Sir, on behalf of SHRI KAPIL SIBAL, I lay on the Table, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

 

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

 

(b)                        Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

 

(c) Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

 

6. SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)            Review by the Government on the working of the above Institute.

 

(c) Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

7. SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI : Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Union Territory Mission Authority, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Silvassa, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

(ii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Ujala Society, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Jammu and Kashmir, for the year 2003-2004, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(iii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Karnataka, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

(iv)

(a)

Annual Report of the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA), Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of the Central Tibetan Schools Administration (CTSA), Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

(c)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(d)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) and (b) above.

(v)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Karnataka Mahila Samakhya Society, Bangalore, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(vi)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Mahila Samakhya Society, Uttar Pradesh, for the year 2002-2003, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(vii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society, Hyderabad, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(viii)

(a)

Annual Report of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

(c)

Review by Government on the working of the above Samiti.

 

(d)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) and (b) above.

(ix)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), State Mission Authority, Nagaland, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(x)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority, Bhubaneswar, for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

8. SHRI S. REGUPATHY : Sir, I lay on the Table-

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (4) of section 3 of the Commission of Enquiry Act, 1952:

 

(a) Report of the Justice R. J. Kochar Commission of Enquiry into the collapse of Damanganga River Bridge on the 28th August, 2003.

 

(b) Memorandum of Action Taken by Government on the observations/recommendations contained in the above Report.

II. Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reason for delay in laying the papers mentioned at (I) above.

9. SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI : Sir, I lay on the Table-

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education) under sub-section (3) of section 24 of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions Act, 2004:

 

(1)        G.S.R. 273 (E), dated the 26th March, 2007, publishing the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (Procedure for Appeal) Amendment Rules, 2007.

 

(2)        G.S.R. 274 (E), dated the 26th March, 2007, publishing the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (Annual Report) Amendment Rules, 2007.

II.(1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers under section 18 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956:

 

(a) Annual Report of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Commission.

(2) Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

III. (1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (3) of section 29 of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University Act, 1994:

(i)

(a) Annual Report of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, for the year 2002-2003.

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above University.

(ii)

(a) Annual Report of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, for the year 2003-2004.

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above University.

(2) Statements (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

IV. (1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (4) of section 35 of the Visva Bharati Act, 1984:

 

(a) Annual Report of the Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)            Review by Government on the working of the above University.

(2) Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

V. (1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-sections (3) and (4) of section 24 of the Auroville Foundation Act, 1988:

 

(a) Annual Report of the Auroville Foundation, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b) Annual Accounts of the Auroville Foundation, Auroville, Tamil Nadu, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

(c) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

(2) Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

VI. (1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under section 33 of the Manipur University Act, 2005:

 

(a) Annual Report of the Manipur University, Imphal, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)                        Review by Government on the working of the above University.

(2) Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

VII. (1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (3) of section 30 of the Mizoram University Act, 2000:

 

(a) Annual Report of the Mizoram University, Aizawl, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above University.

(2) Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

VIII. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i)

(a)

Annual Accounts of the University Grants Commission, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon, under sub-section (4) of section 19 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956.

 

(b)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(ii)

(a)

Annual Report of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon, under sub-section (4) of section 23 of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.

 

(c)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(d)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) and (b) above.

(iii)

(a)

Annual Report of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, for the year 2005-2006 and the Audit Report thereon, under sub-section (4) of section 23 of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.

 

(c)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(d)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) and (b) above.

(iv)

(a)

Forty-seventh Annual Report of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon, under sub-section (4) of section 23 of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.

 

(c)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report and the Audited Accounts.

 

(d)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) and (b) above.

(v)

(a)

Forty-fourth Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(vi)

(a)

Annual Report of the National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006 and the Audit Report thereon.

 

(c)

Review by Government on the Annual Report of the above Council.

 

(d)

Review by Government on the Annual Accounts of the above Council.

 

(e)

Statements giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) and (b) above.

(vii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), Ranchi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(viii)

(a)

Thirty-second Annual Report of the North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above University.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(ix)

(a)

Annual Report of the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above University.

(x)

Statement giving the reasons for not laying the Annual Report and Audited Accounts of the University of Delhi, for the year 2005-2006 within the stipulated period.

(xi)

Statement giving the reasons for not laying the Annual Report and Audited Accounts of the Nagaland University, for the year 2005-2006 within the stipulated period.

(xii)

Statement giving the reasons for not laying the Annual Report and Audited Accounts of the Assam University, for the year 2005-2006 within the stipulated period.

(xiii)

Statement giving the reasons for not laying the Audited Accounts of the North Eastern Hill University, for the year 2005-2006 within the stipulated period.

(xiv)

Statement giving reasons for not laying the Annual Report and Audited Accounts of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, for the year 2005-2006 within the stipulated period.

(xv)

Statement giving the reasons for not laying the Annual Accounts of the Mizoram University, for the year 2005-2006 within the stipulated period.

(xvi)

Statement giving reasons for not laying the Annual Accounts of the Visva Bharati, Santiniketan, for the year 2005-2006 within the stipulated period.

(xvii)

Statement giving reasons for not laying the Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Shimla, for the year 2005-2006, within the stipulated period. (ENDS)

 

REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT, TOURISM AND CULTURE

SHRI SITARAM YECHURY (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I present the following Reports (in English and Hindi) of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture:

(i)              One Hundred and Eleventh Report on the Action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations of the Committee contained in its One Hundred and Second Report on Demands for Grants (2006-07) of the Department of Road Transport and Highways;

(ii)           One Hundred and Twelfth Report on the Action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations of the Committee contained in its One Hundred and Third Report on Demands for Grants (2006-07) of the Department of Culture;

(iii)        One Hundred and Thirteenth Report on the Action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations of the Committee contained in its Hundred and Fourth Report on Demands for Grants (2006-07) of the Department of Tourism;

(iv)         One Hundred and Fourteenth Report on the Action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations of the Committee contained in its One Hundred and Fifth Report on Demands for Grants (2006-07) of the Department of Shipping;

(v)            One Hundred and Fifteenth Report on the Action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations of the Committee contained in its One Hundred and Sixth Report on Demands for Grants (2006-07) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation;

(vi)         One Hundred and Sixteenth Report on Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Ministry of Civil Aviation;

(vii)      One Hundred and Seventeenth Report on Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Department of Shipping;

(viii)   One Hundred and Eighteenth Report on Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Department of Road Transport and Highways;

(ix)         One Hundred and Nineteenth Report on Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Ministry of Tourism; and

(x)            One Hundred and Twentieth Report on Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Ministry of Culture. (ENDS)

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT

SHRI B.K. HARIPRASAD (KARNATAKA) : Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Twenty-second Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development (2006-2007) on "Directorate of Printing" pertaining to the Ministry of Urban Development.

(ENDS)

ANNOUNCEMENT RE. GOVERNMENT BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 14TH MAY, 2007

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (SHRI SURESH PACHOURI): Sir, I beg to announce that the Government Business in this House for the week commencing 14th May, 2007 will consist of:-

1.       Consideration of items of Government Business listed in

today's Order Paper.

 

2.       Discussion on the working of the Ministry of Rural Development.

3.       Consideration and passing of the following Bills as passed by

Lok Sabha:-

 

(a) The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment

Bill, 2007; and

(b)       The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2007.

 

4.       Consideration and passing of the following Bills after they have

been passed by Lok Sabha:-

 

(a) The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment)

Bill, 2006.

(b)       The Securities Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill,

2006.

(c)        The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2006.

 

5.       Consideration and passing of the Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2005.

 

(Ends)

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Bill to be introduced. Shri Oscar Fernandes. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)...

 

BILL INTRODUCED

THE MATERNITY BENEFIT (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT (SHRI OSCAR FERNANDES): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI OSCAR FERNANDES: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Special Mentions. ...(Interruptions)...

(Followed by TMV/1F)

-MKS-TMV-NB/1F/12.05

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, it is a serious issue. (Interruptions)....

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Special Mentions. (Interruptions)... Are you not interested in Special Mentions? (Interruptions)... What is it that you want? (Interruptions).... What is it that you want? (Interruptions)... ֯ ָ י ו֋ ...(־֮֬)... No. You have to give proper notice for the Government's commitment. (Interruptions)... You have to give proper notice. This is Zero Hour. (Interruptions)... The Government is not bound to reply. (Interruptions)... (Interruptions)....

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, I gave a notice. (Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You give proper notice under the rules. (Interruptions)... Then the Government is bound to reply. (Interruptions)... How can I ask the Government to reply during Zero Hour? (Interruptions)... I can't... (Interruptions)...

The House is adjourned till 2.00 P.M.

*****

The House then adjourned at

six minutes past twelve of the clock.

 



* English version of the Report was laid on the Table on the 30th November, 2006.

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