Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 43882 Monday, February 26, 2007 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during Two Hundred and Tenth Session of the Rajya Sabha  
  A  Statement (not to be taken as exhaustive) showing Government Legislative and other Business expected to be  taken up during Two Hundred and Tenth  Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended:

 

LEGISLATIVE  BUSINESS

 

BILLS INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA, REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES AND THEIR REPORTS PRESENTED

 

Sl.No

Name of the Bill

Status/purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Seeds Bill, 2004

 

Introduced on 9.12.2004

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture presented on 28.11.2006

 

To regulate the quality of seeds sold in the Indian market.

 

Consideration and passing

2.

The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2005

 

 

Introduced on 5.12.2005

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on12.12.2006.

 

To enact a model comprehensive law to contain communal violence in the country and instil a sense of safety and security in the minds of minority communities.

 

Consideration and passing

3.

The Armed Forces Tribunal Bill, 2005

 

Introduced on 20.12.2005

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defencepresented on 23.5.2006.

 

To provide for the adjudication or trial by Armed Forces Tribunal of disputes and complaints with respect to commission, appointments, enrolment and conditions of service in respect of persons subject to the Army Act, 1950, the Navy Act, 1957 and the Air Force Act, 1950 and also to provide for appeals arising out of orders, findings or sentences of courts-martial held under the said Acts and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.  

 

Consideration and passing

 

 

BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA AND NOT REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2005

Introduced on 16.8.2005

 

To provide flexibility in the matter of employment of women during night shift in a factory.

Consideration and Passing

2.

The Securities Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2006

 

Introduced on 15.12.2006

 

To provide for legal framework for trading of Securitised debt.

 

Consideration and Passing

 

 

 

 

3.

The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2006

 

Introduced on 19.12.2006

 

To provide for mandatory carriage of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha Channels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consideration and Passing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA, REFERRED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEES AND THEIR REPORTS PRESENTED

 

1.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Bill, 2004

 

Introduced on 23.12.2004

 

The Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment presented on 21.2.2006.

 

To grant constitutional status to the National Commissions for Minority.

 

Consideration and Passing

2.

The National Commission for Minorities (Repeal) Bill, 2004

 

Introduced on 23.12.2004

 

The Report of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment presented on 21.2.2006.

 

The Bill envisages no compensation to be paid to the Chairperson and Members of the existing Commission on dissolution of the Commission before maturity of term of their office.

Consideration and Passing

3.

The Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2005

 

 Introduced on 7.12.2005

 

The Report of the  Department–related Parliamentary Standing Committee onFood, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution presented on 23.11.2006.

 

To make the warehouse receipt a full negotiable instrument. 

 

Consideration and Passing

4.

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

Introduced on 23.12.2005.

 

The Report of   the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy presented on 22.5.2006.

 

To amend the Electricity Act, 2003.

 

Consideration and Passing

5.

The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2006

 

Introduced on 21.3.2006

 

The Report of the   Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution presented on 19.12.2006.

 

To make the parent Act more effective and purposeful in tune with the liberalization of commodities markets.

Consideration and Passing

6.

The State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks Laws) Amendment Bill, 2006

 

Introduced on 22.5.2006

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on 14.12.2006.

 

To amend certain provisions of the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 in order to authorize the Subsidiary Banks to increase or reduce its authorized capital and to alter the face value of existing shares.

 

Consideration and Passing

New Bills

 

Name of the Bill

Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2007

To replace the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2007 (No. 1 of 2007) promulgated on 23.1.2007

 

To amend Sections 24 & 53 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

2.

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

To replace the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Ordinance, 2007 (No. 2 of 2007) promulgated on 29.1.2007

 

To empower Central Government to set up similar Institutes or its centres in any part of the country.

Introduction, consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.

The National Tax Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

 

To replace the National Tax Tribunal (Amendment) Ordinance, 2007 (No. 3 of 2007) promulgated on 29.1.2007

 

To amend the National Tax Tribunal Act, 2005

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

4.

The Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Bill, 2007

To replace the Sports Broadcasting Signals (Mandatory Sharing with Prasar Bharati) Ordinance, 2007 (No. 4 of 2007) promulgated on 2.2.2007

 

 To provide comprehensive legal framework for broadcasting services in India.

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

5.

The Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

To empower the Registrar of Trade Marks Registry to deal with international applications, both originating from India and received from Contracting Parties, and prescribe the procedure for dealing with international applications and facilitate the implementation of Protocol obligations.

 

For introduction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2007

To introduce a comprehensive Bill in the light of recommendations of the Standing Committee on Finance.

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

 

7.

The Antiquities and Art Treasures (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To make it more stringent in preventing the illicit trafficking of cultural properties.

 

For introduction

8.

The National Heritage Commission  Bill, 2007

To constitute a Heritage Sites Commission with a view to laying down broad policy guidelines and taking steps to ensure that such guidelines are observed.

For introduction

9.

The Micro Financial Sector (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2007

To promote growth, development and regulation of Micro Finance Sector in rural and urban areas.

For introduction

10.

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To give power to  Parliament through legislation to fix the ceiling for profession tax payable in respect of any one person to the State or any one Municipality, District Board, Local Board or other Local authority in the State by way of taxes on profession, trades, ceilings and employment   

 

For introduction

11.

The Finance Bill, 2007

 

To give effect to the new tax measures for the year 2007-08

Introduction, consideration and passing

12.

The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To make amendments to the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956 and the Additional Duties of Excise (Goods of Special Importance) Act, 1957

 

For introduction

13.

The Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry Bill, 2007

 

To declare the Institution known as the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, to be an institution of national importance and to provide for its incorporation and matters connected therewith.

 

For introduction

14.

The Clinical Establishments Registration and Regulation Bill, 2007

 

To provide for legislative framework for the registration of clinical establishments and also to provide minimum standards for facilities and services with a view to standardizing health care services and for achieving improvement of public health. 

 

For introduction

15.

The Drugs and Cosmetic (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To set up the Central Drug Authority of India

For introduction

16.

The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations, Maintenance of Quality and Prevention of Commercialization) Bill, 2007

To provide for regulation of entry and operations, maintenance of quality and prevention of commercialization of education by foreign educational institutions imparting higher education in India and the matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

For introduction

17.

The Mizoram University (Amendment) Bill, 2007

To associate Governor of Mizoram with the University as Chief Rector of the University.

For introduction

18.

The Unorganised Workers Social Security Bill, 2007

 

To provide social security to the workers in unorganised sector.

 

For introduction

19.

The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2007

To amend the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.

For introduction

 

20.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2007

To introduce auction through competitive bidding as a selection process for allocation of coal blocks for captive mining for specified/notified end users.

 

For introduction

21

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Second Amendment Bill, 2007

To introduce amendments in Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 for non-fuel and non-atomic minerals. 

 

For introduction

22.

The Damodar Valley Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2007

To make new provisions to include more number of Members/ Representatives in the Corporation

 

For introduction

23.

The National Rural Employment Guarantee (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To extend the provisions of the Act to the State of Jammu & Kashmir

 

For introduction

24.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To carry out certain amendments in the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 to meet the present day requirement.

For introduction

25.

The Welfare and Maintenance of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007

 

To ensure the maintenance, care and protection of parents and senior citizens.

For introduction

26.

The Collection of Statistics Bill, 2007

 

To facilitate the Collection of Statistics on socio–economic subjects.

For introduction

27.

The Indian Maritime University Bill, 2007

 

To establish Indian Maritime University.

For introduction

28.

The Seamen’s Provident Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To enable the Government to distance itself from the responsibility of the Fund in future.

For introduction

29.

The Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology Bill, 2007 

To set up an ‘Institute of National Importance’ at Peeparpur, District Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

For introduction

30.

The Wildlife Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

(i) To include the provisions of Control of International Trade in Endangered Species an International Convention (CITES) 

(ii)                  To exclude Domestic Elephant from the provisions of Section 43 of the Act

 

For introduction

31.

The Wild Life Protection (Second Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

To control illegal trade in wild life and their parts and products and also to provide for sale and transfer of captive elephants.

For introduction

32.

The Environment Tribunal Bill, 2007

To provide for the establishment of Environment Tribunals for effective and expeditious disposal of civil cases.

For introduction

33.

The Airports (Economic Regulatory Authority) Bill, 2007

To establish an Airports Economic Regulatory Authority to regulate tariff and other charges for the aeronautical services.

For introduction

34.

The Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2007

Accession to the Montreal Convention in order to accrue the benefit of higher compensation and fifth jurisdiction as provided in the Montreal Convention 1999 governing the liability of air carriers, for injury, for death of their passengers, for destruction or loss of or damage to baggage and cargo and for losses caused by delay in international carriage of passengers, baggage and cargo will become available to international passengers to and from India.

For introduction

 


OTHER BUSINESS (RAJYA SABHA)

 

 FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

1.                    Laying of Railway Budget for 2007-08 on 26.2.2007 at 2.00 p.m..

 

2.                    Laying of General Budget for 2007-08 on 28.2.2007 at 1.00 p.m.

 

3.                    General Discussion on the Railway Budget for 2007-08

 

4.                    General Discussion on the General Budget for 2007-08

 

5.                    Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands after they have been passed by the Lok Sabha:-

 

(i)                   Demands for Grants on Account (Railways) for 2007-08

(ii)                 Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2006-07

(iii)                Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2007-08

(iv)               Demands for Grants on Account (General) for 2007-08 

(v)                 Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2006-07

(vi)               Demands for Grants (General) for 2007-08 

 

NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

       

1.             Discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address.

2.             Consideration and adoption of the recommendations of Railways Convention Committee (2004) made in their Third Report.

 

3.             Consideration and adoption of the recommendations of Railways Convention Committee (2004) made in their Fifth Report.

 

 

 

 

YOGENDRA NARAIN,

         Secretary-General.