PREVIOUS HOUR

PK/1B/12.00

The House reassembled at twelve of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

.........

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, papers to be laid...(Interruptions)..

SHRI RUDRA NARAYAN PANY: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing will go on record...(Interruptions)..

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

1.  SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of Shri A.R. Antulay, I lay on the Table,  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Minority Affairs.. (Interruptions)..

 

2.  SHRI   P.  CHIDAMBARAM   : Sir I lay on the Table, a copy (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(i)   Statement on Quarterly Review of the trends in receipts and expenditure in relation to the Budget during the third Quarter of the financial year 2006-2007 under sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003.

 

(ii)    Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of Finance...(Interruptions)..

SHRIMATI AMBIKA SONI : Sir, on behalf of Shri T.R. Baalu, : I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Shipping, Road Transport and Highways. (Interruptions)..

4.  SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of Shri Vayalar Ravi, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Overseas Indian Affairs. (Interruptions)..

5.  SHRI  SONTOSH  MOHAN  DEV   : Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy               (in English and Hindi) of the Mid Year Review of Central Public Sector Enterprises for the year 2006-2007 (April-September). ..(Interruptions)..

---------------------------------------

* Not recorded.

6. PROF. SAIF-UD-DIN SOZ    : Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each                          (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

   (i)

(a)      Twenty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the  Narmada Control Authority, Indore, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

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

  (ii)

Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of Water Resources. ..(Interruptions)..

7. SHRIMATI AMBIKA SONI   : 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 Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), Kolkata, for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)      

Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

 

(c)

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

(ii) 

(a)

Thirty-fourth Annual Report and Accounts of the Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation, Kolkata, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts..

 

(b)      

Review by Government on the working of the above Foundation.

 

(c)

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

(iii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the  Institute of Hotel   Management, Catering Technology  and   Applied Nutrition, Guwahati, 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.

(iv)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the  Institute of Hotel   Management, Catering Technology  and   Applied Nutrition, Shillong, 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.

 (v)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the  Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata, for the year 2004-2005, 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)

Seventh  Annual Report and Accounts of the  Punjab Ashok Hotel Company Limited,  Chandigarh, for the year 2004-2005, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Company.

 

(c)

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

(vii)

Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of Tourism; and

(viii)

Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of Culture ..(Interruptions)..

8.  SHRI PREM CHAND GUPTA : Sir, I lay on the Table-

I. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Company Affairs Notification S.O. 2100 (E) dated the 15th December, 2006, publishing the Visvesvaraya Vidyuth Nigama Limited, and the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited Amalgamation Order, 2006, under sub section (5) of section 396 of  the Companies Act, 1956.

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Company Affairs Notification G.S.R. 712 (E) dated the 17th November, 2006, publishing the Cost and Works Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006, under section 40 of the Costs and Works Accountants Act, 1959.

III. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Company Affairs Notification G.S.R. 81 (E) dated the 13th February, 2007, publishing Corrigendum to Notification G.S.R. 712 (E) dated the 17th November, 2006, regarding the Cost and Works Accountants (Election to the Council) Rules, 2006, substituting certain entries in the original Notification.

IV. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of Company Affairs. ..(Interruptions)..

9.  SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of Shri Subodh Kant Sahay, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Food Processing Industries. ..(Interruptions)..

10.  SHRI PREM CHAND GUPTA: Sir, on behalf of Shri Praful Patel, I lay on the Table-

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under       sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

 

(a)  Annual Report and Accounts of the  Vayudoot Limited, New Delhi,  for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)     Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

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

11.  SHRI G.K. VASAN  : Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Statistics and Programme Implementation. ..(Interruptions)..

12.  SHRI M.V. RAJASEKHARAN  : Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Planning. ..(Interruptions)..

13.  SHRI PRITHVIRAJ CHAVAN  : Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(i)        Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of  Atomic Energy; and

 

(ii)       Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of Space. ..(Interruptions)..

 

14.  SHRI S.S. PALANIMANICKAM  : Sir, I lay on the Table-

I.  A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification G.S.R.  102 (E) dated the 22nd February 2007, publishing Notification No. 15/2007- Customs (N.T.) dated the                               22nd February, 2007, amending description in the tariff entries of the First Schedule to the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, so as to reflect certain correction in the changes introduced in said Act through the Finance Act, 2006, under sub-section (2) of section 11A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, together with an Explanatory Memorandum on the Notification.

 

 

 

 

II.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), under sub-section (7) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

(1)       G.S.R. 128 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 31/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 294 (E) dated the 23rd July, 1996, so as to include digital cinema development projects as Project Import.

 

(2)       G.S.R. 186 (E) dated the 9th March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 38/2007)-Customs dated the 9th March, 2007, so as to provisionally exempt imports of vitrified and porcelain tiles, other than industrial vitrified tiles, produced and exported by specified parties from anti-dumping duty imposed under G.S.R. 376 (E), dated the 1st May, 2003.

 

(3)       G.S.R. 187 (E) dated the 9th March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 39/2007-Customs dated the 9th March, 2007, provisionally exempting imports of vitrified and porcelain tiles, originating in, or exported from the Peoples Republic of China and United Arab Emirates (UAE) and imported into India, pending the outcome of the designated authority. 

III. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), under sub-section (2) of section 38 of the Central Excise Act, 1944, together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

(1)             G.S.R. 99 (E) dated the 21st February, 2007, rescinding Notifications G.S.R. 559 (E) dated the 19th May, 1989; and G.S.R. 575 (E) dated the 22nd July, 2003.

 

(2)             G.S.R. 132 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.3/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 93 (E), dated the 1st March, 2006, substituting certain entries in original Notification.

 

(3)             G.S.R. 133 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.4/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 94 (E), dated the 1st March, 2006, carrying out certain changes in  original Notification.

 

(4)             G.S.R. 134 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.5/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 95 (E), dated the 1st March, 2006, carrying out certain changes in original Notification.

 

(5)             G.S.R. 135 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.6/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 96 (E), dated the 1st March, 2006, carrying out certain changes in original Notification.

 

(6)             G.S.R. 136 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.7/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 95 (E), dated the 24th February, 2005, carrying out certain changes in original Notification.

 

(7)             G.S.R. 137 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.8/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 138 (E), dated the 1st March, 2003, so as to provide SSI exemptions upto Rs.1.5 crore.

 

(8)    G.S.R. 138 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.9/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 126 (E), dated the 1st March, 2005, so as to enhance the health cess on pan masala containing tobacco to 6%.

 

(9)             G.S.R. 139 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.10/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 100 (E), dated the 1st March, 2006, omitting certain entries in original Notification.

 

(10)            G.S.R. 140 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.11/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 60 (E), dated the 21st January, 2004, so as to make the exemption inapplicable to clearances made on or after 1st March, 2007.

 

(11)            G.S.R. 141 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.12/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 420 (E), dated the 9th July, 2004, substituting certain entries in original Notification.

 

(12)            G.S.R. 142 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.13/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 421 (E), dated the 9th July, 2004, substituting certain entries in original Notification.

 

(13)            G.S.R. 143 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.14/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, seeking to exempt clearances made by M/s Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited, located in Assam from excise duty, for a period of ten years.

 

(14)            G.S.R. 144 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.15/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 256 (E), dated the 16th March, 1995, seeking to provide exemption to components, raw materials, tools, lubricants and propellants, scientific and technical instruments, apparatus, equipments and their parts for systems and sub-systems of launch vehicles and satellite projects of Indian Space Research Organization.

 

(15)            G.S.R. 145 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007 publishing Notification No.16/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 116 (E), dated the 1st March, 1997, substituting certain entries in original Notification.

 

(16)            G.S.R. 146 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.17/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, prescribing a higher rate of compounded levy on aluminium circles produced on cold rolling machines.

 

(17)            G.S.R. 147 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.18/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, seeking to exclude Secondary and Higher Education Cess in the base of excise duties, while calculating the Education Cess.

 

(18)            G.S.R. 148 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing the Central Excise (Second Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

(19)            G.S.R. 149 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing the Central Excise Valuation (Determination of Price and Excisable Goods) Amendment Rules, 2007.

 

(20)            G.S.R. 150 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing the CENVAT Credit (Second Amendment) Rules, 2007. 

 

(21)            G.S.R. 151 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.11/2007-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the                          1st March, 2007, seeking to empower the Chief Commissioners to allocate the adjudication cases among the Commissioners or Commissioners (Adjudication) within their jurisdiction.

 

(22)            G.S.R. 152 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.12/2007-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the                     1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 572 (E) dated the                         6th September, 2004, so as to enable grant of rebate of the additional duty leviable under section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, paid on the inputs which are used in the manufacture of goods exported.

 

(23)            G.S.R. 153 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.13/2007-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the                     1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 156 (E) dated the                        14th March, 2006, substituting certain entries in original Notification .

 

(24)            G.S.R. 154 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.14/2007-Central Excise (N.T.)  dated the           1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 113 (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, substituting certain entries in original Notification.

 

(25)            G.S.R. 167 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No.15/2007-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the                    1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 114  (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, so as to modify the tariff values for specified pan masala not containing tobacco consequent to reduction in excise duty of such product.     

 

(26)            G.S.R. 178 (E) dated the 7th March, 2007, publishing Notification No.19/2007-Central Excise dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 96  (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, substituting certain entries in original Notification.

 

(27)            G.S.R. 185 (E) dated the 9th March, 2007, publishing the CENVAT Credit (Third Amendment) Rules, 2007.

IV. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) under sub-section (4)  of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994, together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:-

 

 

(1)          G.S.R.  155 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing the Service Tax (Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

(2)          G.S.R.  156 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing the Export of Services (Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

(3)          G.S.R.  157 (E) dated the 1st  March, 2007, publishing  Notification No. 3/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, amending Notification No. G.S.R. 849 (E) dated the                       31st December, 2004, substituting certain entries in the said Notification.

 

(4)          G.S.R.  158 (E) dated the 1st  March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 4/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, amending Notification No. G.S.R. 140 (E) dated the 1st March, 2005, substituting certain entries in the said Notification.

 

(5)          G.S.R.  159 (E) dated the 1st  March, 2007, publishing  Notification No. 5/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, amending Notification No. G.S.R. 368 (E) dated the 7th June, 2005, substituting certain entries in the said Notification.

 

(6)  G.S.R.  160 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing the Service Tax (Registration of Special Category of Persons) Amendment Rules, 2007.

 

(7)          G.S.R.  161 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 7/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, amending Notification No. G.S.R. 640 (E) dated the 7th June, 2007, substituting certain entries in the said Notification.

 

(8)          G.S.R.  162 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 8/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, seeking to exempt services provided by a resident welfare association to its members, from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the Finance Act, 1994.

 

(9)          G.S.R.  163 (E) dated the 1st  March, 2007, publishing  Notification No. 9/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, seeking to exempt all taxable services provided by a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) or a Science and Technology Entrepreneuurship park (STEP), from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the Finance Act, 1994.

 

(10)       G.S.R.  164 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 10/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, seeking to exempt taxable services provided by an incubatee located within the premises of a Technology Business Incubator (TBI) or Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Park (STEP), from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the Finance Act, 1994. 

 

(11)       G.S.R.  165 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 11/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, seeking to exempt taxable service provided by a Clinical Research Organization in relation to testing and analysis of newly developed drugs, including vaccines and herbal remedies, on human participants to ascertain the safety and efficacy of such drugs on human participants, from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the said Finance                Act, 1944.

 

(12)       G.S.R.  166 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing  Notification No. 12/2007 - Service Tax dated the 1st March 2007, seeking to exempt taxable services provided in relation to delivery of content of a cinema in digitized and encrypted form electronically, from the whole of the service tax leviable thereon under section 66 of the Finance Act, 1994.

V. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) under section 159 of the Customs Act, 1962, together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

(1)             G.S.R.  95 (E) dated the 21st February, 2007, publishing Notification No. 12/2007 - Customs (N.T) dated the                      21st February, 2007, rescinding G.S.R. 571 (E) dated the                22nd July, 2003 in respect of the Special Economic Zones (Customs Procedures) Regulations, 2003.

 

(2)             G.S.R.  96 (E) dated the 21st February, 2007, publishing Notification No. 13/2007 - Customs (N.T) dated the                       21st February, 2007, rescinding G.S.R. 570 (E) dated the                      22nd July, 2003 in respect of the Special Economic Zones Rules, 2003.

 

(3)             G.S.R.  98 (E) dated the 21st  February, 2007, publishing Notification No. 16/2007 - Customs dated the  21st February, 2007, amending Notifications  G.S.R. 572 (E) dated the                22nd July, 2003; G.S.R. 318 (E) dated the 16th May, 2005; and G.S.R.92 (E) dated the 1st  March, 2006, substituting certain entries in the said Notifications.

 

(4)             G.S.R.  105 (E) dated the 22nd February, 2007, publishing Notification No. 17/2007 - Customs dated the 22nd February, 2007, amending Notification  No. G.S.R. 500 (E) dated the         22nd July, 2005, so as to rectify the technical errors therein.

 

(5)             G.S.R.  106 (E) dated the 22nd February, 2007, publishing Notification No. 18/2007 - Customs dated the 22nd February, 2007, amending Notification No. G.S.R. 411 (E) dated the            9th July , 2004, so as to rectify the technical errors therein.

 

(6)             S.O. 281 (E) dated the 23rd February, 2007, publishing Notification No. 18/2007 - Customs (N.T) dated the                      23rd February, 2007 notifying exchange rate   for conversion of certain foreign currencies into Indian currency or vice-versa for the purpose of assessment of import goods.

 

(7)             S.O. 282 (E) dated the 23rd February, 2007, publishing Notification No. 19/2007 - Customs (N.T) dated the                      23rd February, 2007 notifying exchange rate  for conversion of certain foreign currencies into Indian currency or vice-versa for the purpose of assessment of export goods.

 

(8)             G.S.R.  110 (E) dated the 27th February 2007, publishing Notification No. 19/2007- Customs dated the 27th February, 2007, amending G.S.R. 318 (E) dated the 16th May, 2005, so as to omit the provision which restricted the applicability of the exemption provided in the original Notification.

 

(9)             G.S.R. 117 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 20/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 118 (E) dated the 1st March, 2002, specifying effective rates of customs duty on certain items.

 

(10)            G.S.R. 118 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 21/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, prescribing the general peak rate of 10% on non-agricultural items.

 

(11)            G.S.R. 119 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007,, publishing Notification No. 22/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, prescribing standard rate and preferential rate of customs duty on certain items. 

 

(12)            G.S.R. 120 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 23/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 92 (E), dated the 1st March, 2006, so as to exempt 4%  additional duty of customs on edible oils and molybdenum ore and concentrate.

 

(13)            G.S.R. 121 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 24/2007- Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending  G.S.R. 303 (E) dated the 23rd July, 1996, so as to extend  the concessional rate of customs duty on specified equipments, parts, consumables etc., to all research institutions registered with the DSIR.

 

(14)            G.S.R. 122 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 25/2007- Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 315 (E) dated the 1st March, 1989, so as to withdraw the exemption from export duty on iron ores and concentrates (all sorts),  and chromium ores and concentrates (all sorts).

 

(15)            G.S.R. 123 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 26/2007- Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 123 (E) dated the 1st March, 2005, so as to substitute the tariff entry against specified goods.

 

(16)            G.S.R. 124 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 27/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, so as to exclude Secondary and Higher Education Cess for the purposes of calculation of Education Cess.

 

(17)            G.S.R. 125 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 28/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, so as to exempt certain specified goods from Secondary and Higher Education Cess. 

 

(18)            G.S.R. 126 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 29/2007- Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R.265 (E) dated the 2nd May, 2005, so as to extend exemption from additional duty of customs on parts, components and accessories of cell phones up to the 30th June, 2009.

 

(19)            G.S.R. 127 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing the Project Imports (Amendment) Regulations, 2007. 

 

(20)            G.S.R. 129 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 32/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 301 (E) dated the 23rd July, 1996 so as to provide exemption from customs duty to specified items imported by ISRO as baggage.

 

(21)            G.S.R. 130 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 33/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 74 (E) dated the 23rd January, 2004, so as to prescribe effective rate of duty for specified goods when imported for use in manufacturing of specified items.

 

(22)            G.S.R. 131 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 34/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 291 (E) dated the 23rd July, 1996, substituting certain words in the original Notification.

 

(23)            G.S.R. 168 (E) dated the 1st March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 35/2007-Customs dated the 1st March, 2007, amending (i) G.S.R. 411 (E) dated the 9th July, 2004, so as to exempt aeroplanes and other aircrafts from Education Cess levied under Finance Act, 2004; (ii) G.S.R. 86 (E) dated the                 1st March, 2006; and (iii) G.S.R. 315 (E) dated the 26th May, 2006, so as to reduce the ad valorem component of customs duty on Non-agricultural items from 12.5% to 10% as a consequence of the peak rate reduction.

 

(24)            G.S.R. 172 (E) dated the 2nd March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 36/2007-Customs dated the 2nd March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 118(E) dated the 1st March, 2002 so as to extend the validity of the basic customs duty and CV duty on Naphtha from the 31st March, 2007 to 30th September, 2007; and,  to allow import of customs duty free Liquefied Natural Gas by any other person for supply to Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL) under an agreement for generation of power at their power project at Dabhol, District Ratnagiri (Maharashtra).

 

(25)            G.S.R. 179 (E) dated the 7th March, 2007, publishing Notification No. 37/2007-Customs dated the 2nd March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 118(E) dated the 1st March, 2002 so as to extend customs duty exemption presently available on parts of aircraft falling under Chapter 88 of the Customs Tariff to parts of aircraft falling under any chapter of Customs Tariff. ..(Interruptions)..

15. SHRIMATI KANTI SINGH   : Sir, I lay on the Table-

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under    sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

 

(a)  Twentieth Annual  Report  and  Accounts of the  Bharat Yantra Nigam Limited (BYNL), Allahabad, and its subsidiary companies, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)    Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

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

16.  SHRI S.S. PALANIMANICKAM : Sir, I lay on the Table-

I. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Notification No. G.S.R. 107 (E) dated the 23rd February, 2007, publishing Corrigendum to GSR 178 (E) dated the 25th March, 2006, so as to correct the year of publication in the original Notification.

 

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Notification G.S.R.  41 (E) dated the 23rd January, 2007, publishing the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (Amendment) Rules, 2007, under section 9 of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003, together with an Explanatory Memorandum on the Notification. ..(Interruptions)..

17.  SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of Shri Anand Sharma, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  External Affairs. ..(Interruptions)..

18.  SHRI DINSHA J. PATEL    : Sir, I lay on the Table-

I.  A copy each  (in English and Hindi) of the following papers under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

(i)

(a) 

Fifty-third Annual Report and Accounts of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Mumbai, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b) 

Review by Government on the working of the above.

(ii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), New Delhi, and its subsidiary companies for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

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

III.  A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Petroleum and Natural Gas. ..(Interruptions)..

                                 DR. AKHILESH DAS  : Sir I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Steel. ..(Interruptions)..

(ENDS)

MESSAGES FROM LOK SABHA

 

( I ) The National Rural Employment Guarantee (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2007

 

( II ) The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I have to report to the House the following messages received from the Lok Sabha, signed by the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha:-

 

( I )

In accordance with the provisions of rule 96 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, I am directed to enclose the National Rural Employment Guarantee (Extension to Jammu and Kashmir) Bill, 2007, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 19th March, 2007.

( II )

In accordance with the provisions of rule 96 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, I am directed to enclose the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2007, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 19th March, 2007.

 

The Speaker has certified that this Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of article 110 of the Constitution of India.

 

Sir, I lay a copy each of the Bills on the Table...(Interruptions)..

(Ends)

(Followed by 1C/PB)

AKA-PB/1C/12:05

REPORTS OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY

STANDING COMMITTEE ON HOME AFFAIRS

 

SHRI V. Narayanasamy (Pondicherry): Sir, I present One Hundred Twenty-fourth and One Hundred Twenty-fifth Reports (in English and Hindi) of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs on the Action Taken by Government on the recommendations/observations contained in the One Hundred and Nineteenth Report on Demands for Grants (2006-07) of the Ministry of Home Affairs and One Hundred and Twentieth Report on Demands for Grants (2006-07) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, respectively. ...(Interruptions)...

(Ends)

 

REPORT OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORT, TOURISM AND CULTURE

 

SHRI SITARAM YECHURY (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I present the One Hundred and Tenth Report (in English and Hindi) of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture on the "Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2006". ...(Interruptions)...

(Ends)

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UNDERTAKINGS

 

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI (KERALA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Eighteenth Report of the Committee on Public Undertakings on action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Eleventh Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Health Insurance - A Horizontal Study". ...(Interruptions)... (Ends)

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON WELFARE OF

SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES

 

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Twenty-first Report of the Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on the Ministry of Urban Development on action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in their Eighth Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Reservation for and Employment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Central Public Works Department". ...(Interruptions)...

(Ends)

 REPORTS OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

 

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Reports of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture:-

(i)  Twenty-third Report on action taken by the Government on the  Recommendations/Observations contained in the Eighteenth Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Demands for Grants (2006-2007)" of the Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture and Cooperation);

(ii)  Twenty-fourth Report on action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations contained in the Nineteenth Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Demands for Grants (2006-2007)" of the Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Agricultural Research and Education);

(iii)  Twenty-fifth Report on action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations contained in the Twentieth Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Demands for Grants (2006-2007)" of the Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries); and

(iv) Twenty-sixth Report on action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations contained in the Twenty-first Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Demands for Grants (2006-2007)" of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries. ...(Interruptions)...

(Ends)

ֳ֯ן : , ֯ ֮ ߙ ָ և ..(־֮֬).. ֯ ָݵ ֟ ו֋ ..(־֮֬).. ֯ և ֮ ߙ ָ ..(־֮֬).. ֯ ֮ ߙ ָ և ..(־֮֬)..


REPORT OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

 

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Fourteenth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs on "Issues relating to Overseas Indians". ...(Interruptions)...

(Ends)

REPORTS OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT

 

SHRI B.K. HARIPRASAD (KARNATAKA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Reports of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development (2006-2007):-

(i)  Eighteenth Report of the Committee on action taken by the Government on the Recommendations contained in the Fourteenth Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Demands for Grants (2006-2007)" of the Ministry of Urban Development; and

(ii) Nineteenth Report of the Committee on action taken by the

Government on the Recommendations contained in the Fifteenth

Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on "Demands for

Grants (2006-2007)" of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty

Alleviation. ...(Interruptions)...

(Ends)

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Hon. Members, I have received the following message. ...(Interruptions)... ו̛ ֵ , ָ ׮֋ ..(־֮֬).. ו̛ , ָ ׮֋ ..(־֮֬).. I have to read the Message on the Motion of Thanks. ...(Interruptions)... At least, respect the President. ...(Interruptions)... Please listen to it. ...(Interruptions)... ו̛ , ..(־֮֬)... I have to inform the hon. Members that the following message, dated the 17th March, 2007, has been received from the President:-

"I have received the expression of Thanks by the Members of the Rajya Sabha for the Address which I delivered to both Houses of Parliament assembled together on 23rd February, 2007."

(Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

STATEMENT RE. STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THIRTY-NINTH REPORT OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY

STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Statement by the hon. Minister, Mr. Vasan. ...(Interruptions)...

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF STATISTICS & PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION (SHRI G.K. VASAN): Sir, I beg to lay a statement regarding the status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Thirty-ninth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance. ...(Interruptions)...

(Ends)

THE NATIONAL TAX TRIBUNAL (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, Shri H.R. Bhardwaj to move the Bill. ...(Interruptions)...

THE MINISTER OF LAW & JUSTICE (SHRI H.R. BHARDWAJ): Sir, I beg to move that the Bill to amend the National Tax Tribunal Act, 2005, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration. ...(Interruptions)...

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill. ...(Interruptions)...

Clauses 2 to 5 were added to the Bill.

Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title were added to the Bill

...(Interruptions)....

SHRI H.R. BHARDWAJ: Sir, I move:

That the Bill be passed.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House is adjourned to meet at 2.00 p.m.

--------

The House then adjourned at

ten minutes past twelve of the clock.

PREVIOUS HOUR