PREVIOUS HOUR

VKK-AKG/1b/12.00

The House met at twelve of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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ֳ֯ן : ֟ פև ... (־֮֬) ... , פ֮ ... (־֮֬) ... Please, sit down. ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ ֟ פև ... (־֮֬) ... Proclamation under Article 356 of the Constitution. Shrimati Radhika Selvi. (Interruptions)

PROCLAMATION UNDER ARTICLE 356 OF THE CONSTITUTION

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SHRIMATI V. RADHIKA SELVI: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

            (i) Proclamation [G.S.R. No. 653(E)], issued by the President on the 9th October, 2007, under article 356 of the Constitution in relation to the State of Karnataka, under clause (3) of the said article.

            (ii) Order [G.S.R. No. 654(E)], dated the 9th October, 2007, made by the President under sub-clause (i) of clause (c) of the above Proclamation.

            (iii) Report of the Governor of Karnataka dated the 8th October, 2007, to the President recommending the issue of the Proclamation.

            (iv) Proclamation [G.S.R. No. 700 (E)], issued by the President on the 12th November, 2007, revoking the Proclamation issued by the President under the said article on the 9th October, 2007, in relation to the State of Karnataka.

(Ends)

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

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SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I lay on the Table a statement (in English and Hindi) showing the Bills passed by the Houses of Parliament during the Two Hundred and Eleventh Session of the Rajya Sabha and assented to by the President. (Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, I lay on the Table, under sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of article 123 of the Constitution, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Ordinances:

            (1) The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Ordinance, 2007 (No. 7 of 2007) promulgated by the President on the 15th September, 2007; and

            (2) The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Ordinance, 2007 (No.8 of 2007) promulgated by the President on the 27th October, 2007.

(Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

 

SHRI H. R. BHARDWAJ: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

                        (a) One Hundred and Ninety-sixth Report of the Law Commission of India on the 'Medical Treatment to Terminally Ill Patients (Protection of Patients and Medical Practitioners)'.

 

                        (b) One Hundred and Ninety-seventh Report of the Law Commission of India on the 'Public Prosecutor's Appointments'.

 

                        (c) One Hundred and Ninety-eighth Report of the Law Commission of India on the 'Witness Identity Protection and Witness Protection Programmes'.

 

                        (d) One Hundred and Ninety-ninth Report of the Law Commission of India on the 'Unfair (Procedural and Substantive) Terms in Contract'.

 

                        (e) Two Hundredth Report of the Law Commission of India on the 'Trial by Media Free Speech and Fair Trial under Criminal Procedure Code, 1973'.

 

                        (f) Two Hundred and first Report of the Law Commission of India on the 'Emergency Medical Care to Victims of Accidents and during Emergency Medical Condition and Women under Labour'.

 

                        ...(Interruptions)...

SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY: 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 Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), New Delhi, for the year 2000-2001, and the Audit Report thereon.

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

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

(ii)(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Central Adoption Resource Agency (CARA), New Delhi, for the year 2004-2005, and the Audit Report thereon.

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

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

...(Interruptions)...

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

(i) (a) Annual Accounts of the University of Delhi, for the year2003-2004, and the Audit Report thereon.

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

(ii)(a)Annual Report and Accounts of the Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT), Northern Region, Kanpur, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

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

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

(iii)(a)Annual Report of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

(b)Annual Accounts of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI), New Delhi, for the year2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon.

(c)Review by Government of the Audit Report of the above Commission.

(d)Memorandum of Action Taken on the Recommendation of the above Commission in its Annual Report for the year 2005-2006.

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

(Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

 

MESSAGE FROM LOK SABHA

 

THE AIRCRAFT (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007.

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

"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 Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2007, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 10th September, 2007."

 

Sir, I lay a copy of the Bill on the Table.

(Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY

STANDING COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

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SHRI JANARDAN DWIVEDI (NCT OF DELHI): Sir, I present the following Reports (in English and Hindi) of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development:

                        (i) Hundred and Ninety-ninth Report on 'North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong'; and

                        (ii) Two Hundredth Report on 'The Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Bill, 2007'.

                        (Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS

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MS. MABEL REBELLO (JHARKHAND): 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 Petroleum and Natural Gas:-

(i) Fifteenth Report* on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Twelfth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) of the Committee on "Activities of Directorate General of Hydrocarbons -- A Review";

(ii) Sixteenth Report* on "Supply, Distribution and Marketing of Natural Gas including CNG and LNG"; and

(iii) Seventeenth Report* on "Strategy for Development of Alternative Sources of Oil and Gas".

(Ends)

...(Interruptions)...

 

REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON RAILWAYS

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SHRI SATYAVRAT CHATURVEDI (UTTARAKHAND): 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 Railways:-

                        (i) Thirty-second** Report on Performance of New Railway Zones;

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* The Reports were presented to Speaker on 21 October, 2007 under Direction 71A of the Directions by the Speaker when the House was not in Session and Hon'ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha was informed accordingly on 25th October, 2007.


                        (ii) Thirty-third** Report on Industrial Relations and Staff Welfare in Railways; and

                        (iii) Thirty-fourth** Report on Suburban and Metro Railways. (Ends)

                        (Followed by RSS/1c)

 

RSS/SCH/1C/12.05

STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT- RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON RAILWAYS

SHRI SATYAVRAT CHATURVEDI (UTTARAKHAND): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the statement showing Action Taken by Government on the recommendations/observations contained in the Fifteenth Action Taken Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Passenger Amenities. (Ends)

PETITION REGARDING IMPOSITION OF REASONABLE RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF MOBILE PHONE

 

SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I report to the House the receipt of a petition signed by Shri Gurjit Singh, a resident of Patiala (Punjab) praying for imposition of certain reasonable restrictions on the use of mobile phone. (Ends)

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**The Thirty-second and Thirty-third Reports were presented to the Hon'ble Speaker on 14th September, 2007 and Thirty-fourth Report was presented to Hon'ble Speaker on 6th November, 2007 under Direction 71 A of the Directions by the Speaker, Lok Sabha and the Speaker was pleased to order the printing, publication and circulation of these Reports under Rule 280 of the Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha. Hon'ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha was informed accordingly on 20th September, 2007 regarding Thirty-second and Thirty-third Report and on 10thNovember, 2007 in respect of the Thirty-fourth Report.


ALLOCATION OF TIME FOR DISPOSAL OF

GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS.

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I have to inform Members that the Business Advisory Committee in its meeting held on Thursday, the 15th November, 2007, has allotted time for the Government Legislative Business as follows:-

 

BUSINESS TIME ALLOTTED

 

1. Consideration and passing of the following Bills:-

(i) The Indian Boilers (Amendment) Bill, 1994. Two Hours

(ii) The Labour Laws (Exemption from Two Hours

Furnishing Returns and Maintaining

Registers by Certain Establishments)

Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions

Bill, 2005.

II. Consideration and passing of the Aircraft Two Hours

(Amendment) Bill, 2007, as passed by Lok Sabha.

III. Consideration and passing of the following Bills

after they have been passed by the Lok Sabha:-

                        The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws Two Hours

(Special Provisions) Bill, 2007, replacing the

National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws

(Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2007 (No. 7

of 2007) promulgated by the President on

the 15th September, 2007.

(ii) The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, Two Hours

2007, replacing the Payment of Bonus

(Amendment) Ordinance, 2007 (No. 8 of

2007) promulgated by the President on

the 27th October, 2007.

                        The Payment and Settlement Systems

Bill, 2006. Three Hours.

(Ends)

MOTION FOR ELECTION TO CENTRAL SUPERVISORY BOARD

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SMT. PANABAKA LAKSHMI): Sir, I move the following Motion:

"That in pursuance of clause (f) of sub-section (2) of Section 7 read with clause (a) of Sub-Section (1) of Section 8 of the Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994 this House do proceed to elect, in such manner as the Chairman may direct, one female member from among the members of the House to be a member of the Central Supervisory Board."

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted. (Ends)

 

ANNOUNCEMENT RE. GOVERNMENT BUSINESS FOR THE WEEK COMMENCING 19TH NOVEMBER, 2007.

 

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THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (SHRI SURESH PACHOURI): With your permission, Sir, I rise to announce that the Government Business during the week commencing today, the 19th of November, 2007 will consist of:-

                        Consideration of any item of Government Business carried over from today's Order Paper.


                        Consideration and passing of the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2007 as passed by Lok Sabha.

                        Consideration and Passing of the Labour laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2005.

                        Consideration and passing of the following Bills after they are passed by Lok Sabha:-

                        The Payment and Settlement Systems Bill, 2006;

                        The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill, 2007; and

                        The All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2007.

 

(Ends)

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Hon'ble Members, the hon. Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, wants to say something...(Interruptions)... ֯ ֮ ߙ ָ և ...(־֮֬)

 

STATEMENT RE. DEVASTATION CAUSED BY RECENT CYCLONE IN BANGLADESH

THE MINISTER OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, with your permission, I would like to make a small statement. Of course, I have sent a notice. It is in connection with the devastating cyclone which has taken place in our neighbouring country Bangladesh. I requested the Leader of the Opposition also and he has readily agreed that I could make this statement.

Sir, I rise to inform the House about the recent cyclone and devastation which has been caused in neighbouring Bangladesh.

(Contd. by 1d)

MKS-PSV/12.10/1D

SHRI PRANAB MUKHERJEE (CONTD.): As hon. Members would be aware, a severe cyclone hit Bangladesh, especially its coastal districts, on 15th November causing in its wake death and devastation. More than 2,300 persons are reported dead, as of now, and several thousands rendered homeless. An estimated 2.7 million people have also been affected; thousands of livestock are killed and standing crops and infrastructure are severely damaged.

Rashtrapatiji and the hon. Prime Minister have written to their counterparts in Bangladesh expressing our distress at this tragedy and conveying our deep condolences and our readiness to assist them in the relief efforts. Yesterday, I had spoken to Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdury, Foreign Adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, and mentioned to him our readiness to send relief supplies to supplement the efforts of the Government of Bangladesh.

As Bangladesh struggles to come to terms with this devastation, in keeping with our close ties and our empathy with the friendly people of Bangladesh in this hour of need, the Government of India has decided to respond immediately with a comprehensive relief package. Our offer will consist of relief materials required urgently by those affected. This package will consist of medicines, food items, milk powder, tents and blankets, first-aid kits and other relief items.

The hon. Members will recollect that India has always responded readily to such requests from Bangladesh earlier, the most recent one being a few months ago when considerable devastation was caused by mudslides during the monsoons. We are already in the process of supplying essential food items to Bangladesh. We will continue to extend whatever assistance we can this time as well. Thank you, Sir.

(Ends)

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI (WEST BENGAL): Sir, our heart goes out to the people of Bangladesh. .....(Interruptions)... But why their heart is quiet....(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The Leader of the Opposition. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The Leader of the Opposition. ...(Interruptions)... Please sit down. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... Please sit down. ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Trivedi, please sit down. ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Trivedi, the Leader of the Opposition would like to speak on this.

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*Not recorded.

 


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SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: Sir, on Nandigram.......(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House is adjourned till 11.00 A.M. tomorrow.

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The House then adjourned at fourteen minutes

past twelve of the clock till eleven of the clock

on Tuesday, the 20th November, 2007.

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