Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 47460 Monday, July 26, 2010 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Twentieth 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 Twentieth 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, as passed by Lok Sabha.

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

2.

The Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 15.04.2010.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 04.05.2010.

 

To provide for the registration and regulation of Clinical Establishments with a view to prescribe minimum standards of facilities and services.

 

Consideration and passing

3.

The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 08.03.2010.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha on 04.05.2010 was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 05.05.2010.

 

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.,

 

 

Consideration and passing

4.

The National Commission Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI) (Amendment) Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 07.08.2009.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha on 04.05.2010 was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 05.05.2010.

 

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

 

 

Consideration and passing

5.

The Land Ports Authority of India Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 07.08.2009.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha on 06.05.2010 was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 07.05.2010.

 

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 with international borders of India and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

Consideration and passing

6.

The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

 

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 26.04.2010.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha on 06.05.2010 was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 07.05.2010.

 

To increase the punishment to those involved in the incidents of torture and specify the time limit for taking cognizance of the offence of torture

 

Consideration and passing

7.

The Wakf Amendment Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

 

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 24.04.2010

 

The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 07.05.2010.  Message regarding the Bill as passed by the Lok Sabha was reproduced in Rajya Sabha Parliamentary Bulletin Part II dated the 18th May, 2010.

 

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

Consideration and passing


 

(B)

BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – PENDING WITH  SELECT COMMITTEE

 

Sl.No.

Name of the  Bill

 

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.       1.

The Commercial Division of High Courts Bill, 2009, as passed by Lok Sabha.

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 the Rajya Sabha on 18.12.2010.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha 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.

Consideration and passing

 

 


 

(C)

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 Provisions of Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 30.07.2001.

 

The report of the Department –related

Standing Committee on Urban Development and Rural Development presented on 09.12.2003. 

 

To extend the provisions of Part IX A of the Constitution to scheduled areas subject to exceptions and modification mentioned in the Bill.

 

Consideration and Passing

2.

The Seeds Bill, 2004.

Introduced on 09.12.2004.

 

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

 

To regulate the quality of seeds sold in the market.

 

Consideration and passing

 

3.

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

 

Introduced on 22.08.2005.

 

The report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Labour presented on 20.12.2005. 

 

To simplify the forms of registers and returns prescribed under various labour laws and to provide maintenance of registers/records in computer, floppy, diskette or on other electronic media and return submission through soft devices.

 

For withdrawal

4.

The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2006.

 

Introduced on 27.02.2006.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice presented on 04.08.2006.

 

 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.

 

For withdrawal

5.

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Bill, 2006.

Introduced on 18.12.2006.

 

The Report of the Department-related 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 Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2008.

Introduced on 17. 10. 2008

 

The report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Coal and Steel presented on 19.02.2009. 

 

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

7.

The Pesticides Management Bill, 2008.

Introduced on 21.10.2008.

 

The Report of the Department - related Standing

Committee on Agriculture presented on 18.02.2009.

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

8.

The National Commission for Heritage Sites Bill, 2009.

Introduced on 26.02.2009.

 

The report of the Department-related 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

9.

The Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2009.

Introduced on 26.02.2009.

 

The report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Labour presented on 9.12.2009. 

To provide for

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

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

(iii)                Simplification and rationalization of procedures.

 

Consideration and Passing

10.

The Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2009.

Introduced on 25.11.2009

 

The Report of the Department – related

Standing Committee on Commerce presented on 26.03.2010. 

 

To incorporate the recommendations of Parliamentary Standing Committees.

 

Consideration and passing.

11.

The Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 16.04.2010.

 

The Report of the Department - related Standing

Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers presented to Speaker on 02.07.2010

 

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.

 

Consideration and Passing


 

(D)

BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA AND NOT REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 

 

Sl.No.

Name of the  Bill

 

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

The State Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 08.03.2010

 

To amend certain provisions of the 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.

 

Consideration and passing

2.

The Orissa (Alteration of Name) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 15.03.2010.

 

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

 

 

Consideration and passing

3.

The Constitution (One Hundred Thirteenth  Amendment) Bill, 2010

 

Introduced on 15.03.2010.

 

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

 

Consideration and passing

 

(E)

 

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

 

Sl.No.

Name of the  Bill

 

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

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

Introduced on 24.11.2009

 

The report of the Department – related

Standing Committee on Urban Development presented to the Speaker on 25.06.2010.

 

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

 

Consideration and passing

2.

The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 15.03.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented to the Chairman on 23.06.2010.

 

To amend the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 as recommended by the Law Commission of India.

Consideration and passing

 

(F)

BILL ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA AND PENDING BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEE

 

Sl.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 7.5.2010.

 

The Bill was referred to Department-related Standing Committee on Science and Technology and Environment and Forests on 13.5.2010.

 

To address the issues relating to liability that might arise due to a Nuclear incident and also on the necessity of joining an appropriate international liability regime.

 

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.

 

(G)

 

NEW BILLS

 

 

 

 Sl.No.

Name of the Bill

 

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

 

To replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2010 (No. 2 of 2010) promulgated on 15.05.2010.

 

To empower the Central Government to supersede the Council and to constitute a Board of Governors.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

2.

The Securities and Insurance Laws (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2010

To replace the Securities and Insurance Laws (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2010 (No.3 of 2010) promulgated on 18.6.2010.

 

To resolve the jurisdictional dispute between the Securities and Exchange Board of India and the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority concerning Units linked Insurance Policies.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

3.

The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2010.

 

To replace the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2010 (No.4 of 2010) promulgated on 2.7.2010.

 

To amend the Enemy Property Act, 1968 and the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

4.

The Jharkhand Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

 

To replace the Jharkhand Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Ordinance, 2010 promulgated by the Governor of Jharkhand.

For introduction, consideration and passing

5.

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2010.

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

 

For introduction

6.

The Anti Hijacking (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To provide severest punishment for the offence of hijacking.

 

For introduction

7.

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To simplify the provisions of Act, facilitate quicker disposal of consumer complaints and to rationalize the qualifications and procedure and selection of President and Members of the Consumer fora.

 

For introduction

8.

The Forward Contracts Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

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

 

For introduction

9.

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To insert a new explanation under sub-section (3C) of section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955 to clarify beyond doubt the factors of price of levy sugar.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

10.

The Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 2010

To bring limited amendment in the existing Companies Act, 1956 to achieve convergence of Indian Accounting Standards with International Financial Reporting Standards.

 

For introduction

11.

The Direct Tax Code (DTC) Bill, 2010.

 

Based on the fresh imputes received from the public and various stake-holders inviting comments and suggestions from the stake-holders, the provisions of the Direct Taxes Code would be finalized.

 

For introduction

12.

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2010

To introduce goods and service tax from April, 2011.

 

For introduction

13.

The National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2010.

To establish the National Institute of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management, as institute of national importance.

 

 

For introduction

14.

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

 

To amend sub-section 28(1) of the Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate, Medical Education and Research, Puducherry Act, 2008.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

15.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To amend certain provisions of the New Delhi Municipal Council  Act, 1994. 

 

For introduction

16.

The Indian Penal Code and Certain Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To curb the killing being perpetrated in concert with or behest of a member of a family or a member of a body or group or caste or clan or community or Caste Panchayat.

 

For introduction

17.

The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

 

To delete proviso to section 13 (2A) of the Act

For introduction

18.

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

 

To amend the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2005.

For introduction

19.

The National Academic Depository (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To provide for the creation of a National electronic database of academic awards and its maintenance by an authorized depository appointed for the purpose and in respect of matters connected or incidental thereto.

 

For introduction

20.

The Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

 

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

 

For introduction

21.

The Architect (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

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

 

For introduction

22.

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

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

 

For introduction

23.

The Cinematograph Bill, 2010.

To bring it in consonance with the present day social/technological scenario.

 

For introduction

24.

The Press and Registration of Books and Publications Bill, 2010.

 

To contemporarize the Act as the existing provisions of the Act are inadequate to cater to the phenomenal growth of the Print Media Sector.

 

For introduction

25.

The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2010.

 

To introduce a new simpler amendment Bill in view of large number of official amendments/proposal involved negative voting.

For introduction, consideration and passing

26.

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 liabilities by Judges.

 

 

For introduction

27.

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To increase the age of retirement of the High Court Judges by three years from 62 to 65.

 

 

For introduction

28.

The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

 

To introduce fresh comprehensive Bill to provide voting rights on voting rights.

For introduction, consideration and passing

29.

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To provide irretrievable break down of marriage as a ground of divorce.

 

For introduction

30.

The Salary, Allowances and Pensions of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

To enhance the salary, allowances and pensions of Members of Parliament.

For introduction, consideration and passing

31.

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

To establish a mechanism to receive complaints relating to disclosures on any allegation of corruption or misuse of office against any public servants 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

32.

The National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010.

To provide for the establishment of the National Identification Authority of India for the purpose of issuing identification numbers to individuals residing in India and to certain other classes of individuals and manner of authentication of such individuals to facilitate access to benefits and service to such individuals to which they are entitled.

 

 

For introduction

33.

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill, 2010.

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

 

For introduction

34.

The Dam Safety Bill, 2010.

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

 

For introduction

35.

The Nalanda University Bill, 2010.

For establishment of the Nalanda University and to implement the consensus arrived at the EAS Summit in October, 2009.

 

For introduction

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

Consideration and return of the following Appropriation Bills relating to:-

1.       First Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2010-11;

2.       Supplementary Demands for Grants (Jharkhand) for 2010-11; and

3.       Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2010-11.

 

III - NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

1.       Discussion on the Statutory Resolution seeking approval of the Proclamation issued by the President on 01.06.2010 under article 356(1) of the Constitution in relation to the State of Jharkhand.

2.     Discussion on the issue of Population Stabilization in the country.

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V. K. AGNIHOTRI
Secretary-General