Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 46961 Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Nineteenth 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 the Two Hundred and Nineteenth  Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended:

 

I.                     LEGISLATIVE  BUSINESS

 

 

 (a)

BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA - PENDING IN RAJYA SABHA

Sl.No.

Name of the  Bill

 

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2009

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 4.12.2009

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, on 18.12.2009, was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 18.12.2009.

 

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.

 

Consideration and passing

(b)

BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – REFERRED TO SELECT COMMITTEE OF RAJYA SABHA

 

1.         

The Commercial Division of High Courts Bill, 2009

 

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 16.12.2009.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha on 18.12.2009, was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 18.12.2009.

 

The Bill was referred to the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on 22.12.2009.

 

To provide for the constitution of a  Commercial Division in the High Courts for adjudicating commercial disputes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented on the Table of Rajya  Sabha.

 

(c)

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

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 Market.

 

Consideration and passing

2.      

The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2005

Introduced on 22.8.2005

                             

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour presented on 20.12.2005.

 

To simplify the forms of registers and returns prescribed under various labour laws.

 

Consideration and passing

3.      

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 on 12.12.2006.

 

To enact a 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

4.      

The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2006

 

Introduced on 27.2.2006

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice presented on 4.8.2006.

 

To enable the Indian citizens absenting from their place of ordinary residence in India owing to employment, education or otherwise outside India to get their names registered in the electoral rolls.

 

Consideration and passing

5.      

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation)   Bill, 2006

 

Introduced on 18.12.2006

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 21.10.2008.

 

To repeal the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 and to enact a new law to regulate the acceptance, utilization and accounting of foreign contribution and acceptance of foreign hospitality.

 

Consideration and passing

6.      

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

 

 

Introduced on 3.5.2007

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture presented on 5.9.2007.

 

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

 

For withdrawal

7.      

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2007

 

 

Introduced on 15.5.2007

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture presented on 28.4.2008.

 

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

 

For withdrawal

 

8.      

The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008

 

Introduced on 6.5.2008

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice presented on 17.12.2009.

 

To provide reservation for women in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies.

 

Consideration and passing

9.      

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2008

 

Introduced on 17.10.2008

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal and Steel presented on 19.2.2009.

 

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

 

Consideration and passing

10.   

The Pesticides Management Bill, 2008

 

Introduced on 21.10.2008

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture presented on 18.2.2009.

 

To effectively manage and regulate the sale, management, import, export, distribution and use of pesticides

 

Consideration and passing

11.   

The Plantations Labour (Amendment) Bill, 2008

Introduced on 21.10.2008

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour presented on 13.2.2009.

 

To provide for the welfare of Labour, and to regulate the conditions of work, in plantations by way of providing suitable provisions in the Bill and simplification and rationalization of procedures.

 

Consideration and passing

12.   

The Telecom Regulatory
Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2008

 

 

Introduced on 15.12.2008.

 

The Report of the Department –related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology presented on 16.2.2009.

 

To amend section 4 of the Telecom  Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997

 

For withdrawal

13.   

The Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Amendment Bill, 2008

 

Introduced on 18.12.2008

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways presented on 9.12.2009.

 

To make the existing sections clear and to remove obstructions coming in the way of swift inquiry, amendments in sections 3, 4 and 8 have been proposed.

 

Consideration and passing

14.   

The National Commission for Heritage Sites  Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 26.2.2009

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture presented on 23.11.2009.

 

To provide for an institutional mechanism that will take a holistic view of protection and preservation of heritage sites in the broadest possible conceptual framework and provide for a uniform legislative framework and practices in the country.

 

 

Consideration and passing

15.   

The Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 26.2.2009

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour presented on 9.12.2009.

 

(1) Reorientation towards securing industrial harmony, enhancing production and productivity, and creating an environment to stimulate growth in both domestic and foreign investments and employment.

 

(2) Promoting bipartism where both employer and workers mutually decide matters with minimal governmental intervention.

 

(3) Simplification and rationalization of procedures.

 

Consideration and passing

(d)

BILL ORIGINATING IN RAJYA SABHA AND PENDING WITH STANDING     COMMITTEE

 

 

1.

The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008

 

Introduced on 22.12.2008

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 9.1.2009.  The Committee could not present its report before the dissolution of the Fourteenth Lok Sabha and therefore, the Bill was again referred to the Committee on 16.9.2009

 

To amend the following Acts:-

(i) Insurance Act, 1938

(ii) General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972

(iii) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented to the Lok Sabha.

 

(e)

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

1.         

The National Green Tribunal Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 31.7.2009

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests presented on 24.11.2009.

 

To establish a specialized Tribunal for effective and expeditious disposals of cases relating to environmental protection and conservation of forests and other natural resources including enforcement of any legal right relating to environment and giving relief and compensation for damages to persons and property and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto

 

Consideration and passing

 

2.         

The Employees’ State Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 7.8.2009

               

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour presented on 9.12.2009.

 

To provide more effective utilization of infrastructure of the ESIC and also to meet the medical insurance requirements of the workforce in the unorganized sector and also bring it in alignment with other labour laws taking into account the changing economic scenario and ensure effective implementation of the ESI schemes so as to adequately meet the medical insurance requirements of the work force

 

Consideration and passing

 

3.         

The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) (Amendment) Bill, 2009

 

 

Introduced on 7.8.2009

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 25.11.2009.

 

 

To remove difficulties in the functioning of the Commission and to strengthen the Commission by increasing one Member.

 

 

Consideration and passing

 

(f)

BILLS ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA AND PENDING BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 

1.         

The Life Insurance Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 31.7.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 9.9.2009.

 

To amend the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956 (i) to increase Capital from Rs. 5 crore to Rs. 100 crore; (ii) to amend section 28 to modify surplus distribution from 95% to 90%

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

 

2.         

The Companies Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 3.8.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 9.9.2009.

 

To enact a comprehensive Companies Bill to address the need of the present economic environment

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

 

3.         

The Indian Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2009

Introduced on 3.8.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 9.9.2009

 

To enable Government to notify class of Securities as eligible for investment by Trusts

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

4.         

The Securities & Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 3.8.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 9.9.2009.

 

To increase the upper age limit of the Members of Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) from 62 years to 65 years by amending Section 15 N of the SEBI Act, 1992

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

5.         

The Land Ports Authority of India Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 7.8.2009

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs laid on the Table of Lok Sabha on 22.2.2010.

 

To provide for establishment of the Land Ports Authority of India for the development and management of facilities for cross border movement of passengers and goods at designated points along the international borders of India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is laid on the Table of Lok Sabha.

6.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twelfth Amendment) Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 24.11.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development on 29.12.2009.

 

To increase representation of women in urban local bodies from the existing one-third to 50% through amendment to article 243T of the Constitution.

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

7.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Tenth Amendment) Bill, 2009

Introduced on 26.11.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Rural Development on 29.12.2009.

 

To amend article 243D to provide 50% reservation for women in seats and offices of Chairpersons in  Panchayats.

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

8.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Eleventh Amendment) Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 30.11.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture on 29.12.2009.

 

(i) To minimize the Government control over and interference in the working of cooperative societies so as to give them a genuine democratic and autonomous character;

 

(ii) to ensure timely conduct of elections, General Body meetings and audit of cooperative societies; and

 

(iii) to professionalize the management of these institutions.

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

9.

The Coinage Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 17.12.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 29.12.2009.

 

To amalgamate and simplify the four Acts viz. the Indian Coinage Act, 1906; the Metal tokens Act, 1989; the Small Coins (Offences) Act, 1971 & the Bronze Coin (Legal Tender) Act, 1918.

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the bill is presented on the Table of Lok Sabha.

10.

The State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Amendment Bill, 2009

 

Introduced on 18.12.2009

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 29.12.2009.

 

To amend the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 mainly dealing with the process of obtaining approval of consultation with the Central Government in place of the Reserve Bank, pursuant to the changes of ownership in the State Bank.

 

 

(g)

 

NEW BILLS

 

 

1.

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2010 – to replace an Ordinance

To replace the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2010 (No. 1 of 2010) promulgated on the 23rd of January, 2010.

 

To declare prohibited areas and carrying out of public work in prohibited areas and also to declare regulated area in respect of every protected monuments and regulation of construction activities in such area.

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

2.

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010

 

To bring a legislation for nuclear liability or compensation for nuclear damage due to nuclear accident or incident.

 

For introduction

3.

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2010

To establish a Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India to regulate research, import, transport, use of organisms and product produced from modern biotechnology.

 

For introduction

4.

The Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To ensure compliance and alignment of CWC Act with the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention, Large Number of small Chemical Units below prescribed threshold limits of production will be kept out of the purview of declaration under the Convention.

 

For introduction

5.

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

 

 

 

To fix, review and approve tarif structure for the aeronautical services and users’ fees which may be levied by the service providers for airport development and monitoring  and prescribe performance standards relating to quality, continuity and reliability service.

 

For introduction

6.

The Anti Hijacking (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To amend sections 3 and 4 of the Anti-Hijacking Act, 1982, with a view to enlarging its scope by providing that hijacking of an aircraft for the purpose of using it as a missile  to target strategic places and to inflict mass destruction of  life and property shall also be an offence of hijacking, and in Section 4 of the Act the amendment was proposed to provide severest punishment for such offence, by substituting it in such a way that existing offences shall continue to be punishable with life imprisonment and fine whereas for the offence of hijacking for the purpose of using it as a missile to target strategic places and to inflict mass destruction of life and property, the same shall be punishable with death.

 

For introduction

7.

The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To incorporate Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) as vehicle for professional bodies.

For introduction

8.

The Cost and Works Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

 

 

To incorporate Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) as vehicle for professional bodies and to change the name of the institute and Act from the Cost and Works Accountants of India to the Cost and Management Accountants of India.

 

For introduction

9.

The Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To incorporate Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) as vehicle for professional bodies.

For introduction

10.

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2010

 

To control illegal trade in wildlife and their parts and products and constitution of Bodies, Committees, Tribunals, etc.

 

For introduction

11.

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To amend the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 

For introduction

12.

The State Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To amend certain provisions of State Bank of India Act, 1955 to enable the State Bank to raise resources from market by public issue or preferential allotment or private placement of equity or preference shares to meet minimum capital requirements under Base II and expand its business, to issue bonus shares to the existing shareholders, to reduce the statutory limit of minimum shareholding of Central Government from 55% to 51%, to accept monies in installments, to make calls and forfeit unpaid shares, to provide nomination facility in respect of shares.

 

For introduction

13.

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2010

 

To establish a statutory PFRDA to develop and regulate pension sector.

 

For introduction

14.

The Finance Bill, 2010

 

To give effect to the new tax measures for the year            2010-11

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

15.

The Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To amend sub-section 28(1) of JIPMER, Puducherry Act, 2008.

 

 

For introduction

16.

The Clinical Establishment (Registration & Regulation) Bill, 2010

To provide for the registration and regulation of clinical establishment with a view to prescribing minimum standards of facilities and services.  The proposed legislation when enacted would help in creating database of the clinical establishments existing in the country.  It would also permit in categorization and classification of different clinical establishments depending on their geographical location as well as services offered.

 

For introduction

17.

The Orissa (Alteration of Name) Bill, 2010

 

 

To alter the name of the State of Orissa as “Odisha”.

 

 

For introduction

18.

The Census (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To bring more clarity and also to fill some of the gaps in the existing Census Act.

 

For introduction

19.

The Constitution (Amendment ) Bill,  2010

 

 

To alter the name of the language of “Oriya” as “Odiya”

 

 

For introduction

20.

The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

 

To further amend the provisions of the amended sections 41(1)(b) and 41A of the Cr. P. C. [as amended  through the Cr. P.C.

(Amendment) Act, 2008] on the lines as recommended by the Law Commission of India

 

For introduction

21.

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Amendment Bill, 2010

To amend the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, in order to make it more humane.

 

For introduction

22.

The Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010

 

To Prohibit and punish adoption of certain unfair practices in Technical and medical Educational Institutions and Universities and to protect interests of students admitted or seeking admission therein.

 

For introduction

23.

The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010

 

To establish Educational Tribunals for effective and expenditious adjudication of disputes arising in higher education.

 

For introduction

24.

The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To amend the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006.

For introduction

25.

The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operation) Bill, 2010

 

To provide for regulation of entry and operations, of Foreign Educational Institutions to impart higher education in India, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

For introduction

26.

The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Institutions  Bill, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

To provide for external quality assessment of higher educational institutions and programmes through mandatory accreditation by a process of benchmarking of academic quality and to create an institutional structure for the purpose of regulation of agencies involved in accreditation of higher educational institutions.

 

For introduction

27.

The Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To bring eight new IITs within the ambit of “the Institute of Technology Act.  

For introduction

28.

The Engineers Bill, 2010

To regulate the practice of the Engineering profession by an Act of Parliament.

 

For introduction

29.

The National Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i) To strengthen existing transitional provision of the Act;

(ii) To give representation nearby premier Central Institution in the BOGs;

(iii) To amend the procedure for appointment of Deputy Director;

(iv) inclusion of Indian Institute of Science Education and Research in the NIT Act, 2007

 

For introduction

30.

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To provide protection to the copyright works in the Digital environment; to protect the concerns of music and films; to protect the concerns of physically disabled persons and authors of any work to remove operational difficulties, to strengthen copyright enforcement.

 

 

For introduction

31.

The Innovation Universities Bill, 2010

 

To provide for establishment of innovation Universities aiming at world class standards.

 

For introduction

32.

The Architects (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To bring clarity in the provisions of the Act and removal of conflict between statutory Bodies.

 

For introduction

33.

The Distance Education Council Bill, 2010

To provide Statutory autonomous status to the Distance Education Council.

 

For introduction

34.

The Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010

To give effect to the recommendations of the Group of Ministers on status of employees.

 

 

For introduction

35.

The Cinematograph Bill, 2010

 

To amend the Cinematograph Act, 1952, in order to bring it in consonance with the present day social/ technological scenario.

 

For introduction

36.

The Press and Registration of Books and Publications (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To contemporize the Act as the existing provisions are inadequate to cater to the phenomenal growth of print media sector.

For introduction

37.

The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

Comprehensive amendments to the Factories Act, 1948 to provide flexibility in the matter of employment of women during night shift in a factory.

 

 

 

For introduction

38.

The Minimum Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To make provisions of the Act more effective and to enlarge its scope and  coverage and make comprehensive amendments to the Act.

 

For introduction

39.

The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2010

For comprehensive amendment to the Mines Act, 1952.

 

For introduction

40.

The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To raise the ceiling on gratuity payable from Rs. 3.5 lakh to Rs. 10.00 lakh.

For introduction

41.

The Inter-State Migrant Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2010

To amend the title of the Act as “Inter-State Migrant Workers (Regulations of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1979” as to make it gender neutral.

 

For introduction

42.

The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To amend the Guardian and Wards Act, 1890 and the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956

 

For introduction

43.

The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010

To lay down judicial standards and establish a mechanism for dealing with complaints of misbehaviour or incapacity of a Judge of the Supreme Court or a High Court and to make  provisions for declaration of assets and liability by Judges.

 

For introduction

44.

The Emigration Management Bill, 2010

 

To replace the existing law with a view to transforming emigration into a simple, transparent, efficient and humane economic  process, facilitating legal migration, preventing illegal migration and human smuggling, enabling ethical recruitment practices and enhancing the protection welfare of emigrants  and managing student mobility and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

For introduction

45.

The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To amend the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003 to strengthen the Commission for enhancing its effectiveness in ensuring probity in public life.

 

For introduction

46.

The Public Interest Dislcosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosures Bill, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

To establish a mechanism to receive complaints relating to disclosure on any allegation of corruption or mis-use of office against any public servant and to inquire or cause to inquiry into such disclosure and to provide adequate safeguards against victimization of the persons making such complaint and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

For introduction

47.

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To bring about amendment in the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 on the basis of actual experiences in implementation and keeping in view judicial decisions.

 

For introduction

48.

The Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Amendment Bill, 2010

 

For prevention of pilferage and sabotage of petroleum products.

For introduction

49.

The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To amend certain provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to stimulate  Energy Efficiency in Industrial Sector and  to amend provisions particularly relating to buildings, standards and labeling, penalties, etc.

 

For introduction

50.

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

 

 

 

To include:-

(a) Specific inclusion of ‘Child with disability’ in the definition regarding ‘child belonging to disadvantage group’ and enlarge the scope of disabilities; and

(b) Amendment of provision regarding School Management Committees in the ‘Aided Minority Schools’.

 

For introduction

51.

The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To carry out amendment in the NCTE Act, 1993 to clarify that its provisions are applicable to the recruitment /appointment of teachers in the schools.

 

For introduction

52.

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill, 2010

To establish Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, as an institution of national importance with powers to award degrees.

 

For introduction

53.

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment)  Bill, 2010

 

To modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in the States of Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.

For introduction

54.

The National Capital Territory of Delhi Real Estate Management (Promotion and Regulation) Bill, 2010

To regulate and control activities relating to the development and management of colonies and promotion of construction, sale, transfer and management of buildings, apartments and other similar properties with a view to protecting public interest in relation to the conduct and integrity of developers and other persons engaged in the development of such colonies or construction of such buildings, apartments and properties and ensuring their compliance with the measures specified for the safe construction and protection of these properties and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

For introduction

55.

The Dam Safety Bill, 2010

To provide proper surveillance, inspection and maintenance of all dams of certain parameters in India to ensure their safe functioning and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto. 

 

 

For introduction

56.

The Rehabilitation and Re-settlement Bill, 2010

 

To give legal backing to the provisions of the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007

 

For introduction

57.

The Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To amend the Land Acquisition Act, 1894

For introduction

58.

The Equal Opportunity Commission Bill, 2010

 

To set up an Equal Opportunity Commission and Regional Equal Opportunity Commissions and to promote equality of opportunity in education, employment and such other areas as may be notified by the Government to all sections of people and deprived groups, and to establish Equal Opportunity Commission.  It will ensure fair and equitable development of policy and implementation of programmes in public administration and private enterprises.

 

For introduction

59.

The Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To amend certain provisions of the Wakf Act, 1995, so that Wakf property is not easily alienated, to strengthen Central Wakf Council and to better manage Wakf properties.

 

For introduction

60.

The National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

To ensure that the Authority (Board) is adequately strengthened in pursuance of the Cabinet decision, taking on Board at least two additional part-time Members who are from non-Government professional sectors having experience in financial management, transportation planning or any other relevant discipline.

 

For introduction

61.

The National Road Safety and Traffic Management Bill, 2010

 

To create National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board to over-see road safety activities in the country so as to improve road safety schemes.

 

For introduction

62.

The Forward Contracts Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

To make the regulation more effective and purposeful in tune with the liberalization of markets.

For introduction

63.

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

 

 

 

To provide wide scope of the Act, amplify the provisions of the Act, facilitate quicker disposal of consumer complaints and to rationalize the qualifications and procedure of selection of President and members of the consumer fora. 

 

For introduction

64.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To empower the Government to bring any article and/or process which it consider necessary from the point of view of public health and safety under mandatory certification, protect industries and consumers and substandard import by facilitating of conformance of certain identified articles to the relevant Indian standard and prevent exploitation of consumers by unscrupulous jewellers by improving the purity of jewellery articles in the domestic market.

 

For introduction

65.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (Second Amendment) Bill, 2010

To repeal the existing Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and replace with a new Act drafted on the basis of the policy guidelines in the National Mineral Policy

For introduction

 

 

 

 

 

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

BUDGET (RAILWAYS) FOR 2010-11

 

1.                    At 2.00 p.m., laying of Railway Budget for 2010-11 on Wednesday, the 24th of February, 2010.

 

2.                    General Discussion on Budget (Railways) for 2010-11.

 

3.                    Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands for Grants:-

 

(i)          Demands for Grants on Account (Railways) for 2010-11

 

(ii)        Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2009-10 

 

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

 

(iv)       Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2010-11 

 

 

BUDGET (GENERAL) FOR 2010-11

 

1.                    At 1.30 p.m., laying of General Budget for 2010-11 on Friday, the 26th of February, 2010.

                                        

2.                    General Discussion on General Budget for 2010-11.

 

3.                    Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands for    Grants:-

 

(i)          Demands for Grants on Account (General) for   2010-11

 

(ii)        Second Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2009-10

 

(iii)       Demands for Excess Grants (General) for 2007-08

 

(iv)      Demands for Grants (General) for 2010-11

 

 

III - NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

1.                    Discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the Presidents’ Address.

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V. K. AGNIHOTRI
Secretary-General