Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 48229 Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Twenty Second 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 Twenty Second  Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended:

 

I - LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

(A)          BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – DISCUSSION DEFERRED

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.        

The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 3.5.2010.

The Motion for consideration of the Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, was deferred on 31.08.2010. 

To provide for the establishment of educational tribunals for effective and expeditious adjudication of disputes involving teachers and other stakeholders and

For further consideration and passing

2.        

 

to adjudicate penalties for indulging in unfair practices in higher education and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

 

(B)          BILLS 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 Orissa (Alteration of Name) Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 15.3.2010.

 

The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 10.11.2010.

 

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

 

For Consideration and passing

2

The Constitution (One Hundred Thirteenth  Amendment) Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 15.3.2010.

 

The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 10.11.2010.

 

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

For Consideration and passing

 

 


(C)          BILLS AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – REFERRED TO SELECT COMMITTEE AND REPORT PRESENTED 

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1

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

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, was referred to the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on 22.12.2009 and the Committee presented its report on 29.07.2010.

 

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.

 

For consideration and passing

2

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

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha was referred to the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha on 31.08.2010 and the Committee presented its report on 7.12.2010.

 

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

 

For consideration and passing

 


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

 

S.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   Standing Committee on Agriculture laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 28.11.2006.

 

To regulate the quality of seeds for sale, import and export and facilitate production and supply of seeds of quality and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

For 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 Standing Committee on Labour laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha 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

3.                    

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

 

Introduced on 5.12.2005.

 

The Report of the Department-related   Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 12.12.2006.

 

To bring comprehensive legislation to deal with communal violence in the country.

 

For consideration and Passing

4.                    

The Pesticides Management Bill, 2008

Introduced on 21.10.2008.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Agriculture laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 18.2.2009.

 

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

 

For consideration and Passing

5.                    

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

 

Introduced on 15.12.2008.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Information Technology laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 16.2.2009.

 

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

 

For withdrawal

6.                    

The National Commission for Heritage Sites Bill, 2009.

Introduced on 26.2.2009.

 

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.

 

For consideration and passing

7.                    

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

Introduced on 16.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 30.7.2010.

 

To remove ambiguity regarding applicability of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 on Schools, school teachers and to prescribe minimum qualification for appointment as school teachers.

 

For consideration and Passing

8.                    

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

Introduced on 16.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 30.7.2010.

 

(a)                 To provide for specific inclusion of “Child with disability” in the definition regarding “Child belonging to disadvantaged groups” and enlarging the scope of disabilities; and

(b)    to amend the provisions regarding School Management Committees in respect of “Aided Minority schools”.

 

For consideration and Passing

9.                    

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 19.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented  on 23.11.2010.

 

To provide protection to the copyright works in the digital environment, to protect the concerns of music and film industry, to protect the concerns of physically disabled persons and authors of any work to remove operational difficulties, to strengthen of right enforcement and to introduce some incidental changes.

 

For consideration and Passing

10.                 

The Cost and Works Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Finance laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 31.8.2010. 

 

To enable members of three Institutes to form  Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) and also 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 consideration and Passing

11.                 

The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Finance laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 31.8.2010. 

 

To enable members of three institutes to form Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) firms in accordance with the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008.

 

For consideration and Passing


 


12.                 

The Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Finance laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 31.8.2010. 

 

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

 

For consideration and Passing

13.                 

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

Introduced on 5.08.2010.

 

The Report of the Department – related Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare presented on 10.11.2010. 

 

To amend sub-section 28 of the JIPMER, Puducherry Act, 2008 to enhance option period from two and half year to three and half year

 

For consideration and Passing

14.                 

The Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 19.8.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture presented to the Chairman, Rajya Sabha on   18.10.2010.

 

To enhance the punishment to death penalty for the offences of hijack of aircrafts and also for the conspirators.

 

For consideration and Passing

15.                 

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

Introduced on 31.8.2010.

 

The report of the Department-related Standing committee on Information Technology laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 10.12.2010.

 

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

For consideration and Passing

 

(E)          BILL ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA NOT REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEE

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

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

Introduced on 19.11.2010.

 

 

To remove the references of State Bank of Indore from State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959.

 

For consideration and Passing

 


(F)          BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA - REFERRED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEE AND REPORTS PRESENTED

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.        

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2009.

Introduced on 3.08.2009

 

The Report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Finance presented on 31.8.2010. 

 

To consolidate and amend the law relating to companies.

 

For Consideration and passing

2.        

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

 

Introduced on 26.11.2009.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Rural Development presented on 28.07.2010.

 

To provide reservation for women in Panchayati Raj institution.

 

For Consideration and passing

3.        

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

Introduced on 30.11.2009.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Agriculture presented on 30.08.2010.

 

 

(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.

 

For Consideration and passing

4.        

The Coinage Bill, 2009

Introduced on 17.12.2009.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Finance presented on 31.8.2010.

 

To repeal four Acts, viz., (i) the Indian Coinage Act, 2006; (ii) the Metal Tokens Act, 1889; (iii) the Small Coins (Offences) Act, 1971; and (iv) the Bronze Coin (Legal Tender) Act, 1918 to codify the necessary provisions in a single Bill.

 

 

 

For Consideration and passing


 

5.        

The Transplantation of Human Organs (Amendment) Bill, 2009

Introduced on 18.12.2009.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare presented on 04.8.2010

 

To amend the Transplant of Human Organs Act, 1994 to protect the vulnerable sections of the society from being exploited commercially by unscrupulous elements.

 

For Consideration and passing

6.        

The National Institutes of Technology  (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Introduced on 15.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 15.11.2010.

 

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

(ii)           to give representation nearly premier Central Institution in the BOGs;

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

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

 

For Consideration and passing

7.        

The National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 4.5.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture presented on 27.7.2010.

 

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 Consideration and passing

8.        

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 30.7.2010

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests presented on 13.12.2010.

 

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

 

For Consideration and passing

9.        

The Repatriation of Prisoners (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Introduced on 16.8.2010

 

The Report of the Department-related   Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented  on 10.11.2010.

 

 

 

To amend the word “martial law” with the word “military law” appearing in Section 5(2)(c) of the Repatriation of Prisoners Act, 2003.

 

For Consideration and passing

10.     

The Constitution (One Hundred and Fourteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010

Introduced on 25.8.2010.

 

The report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Personnel Public Grievances, Law and Justice  presented on 9.12.2010. 

 

To increase the age of retirement of the High Court Judges, Additional Judges or acting judges of High Courts by three years from 62 to 65.

 

For Consideration and passing

11.     

The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 30.8.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented  on 26.11.2010

 

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

For Consideration and passing

 

 


 

(G)  NEW BILLS

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.        

The Agricultural Bio-Security Bill, 2011

To provide for prevention, control, eradication and management of Plant Pests and diseases and animal diseases and unwanted organisms for ensuring agricultural Bio-Securities.

 

For introduction

2.        

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2011.

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

 

For introduction

3.        

The Establishment of Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2011

To establish a regional centre of Biotechnology for education, training and research that could be an international nodal point for bio-tech sciences at  the interface of multiple disciplines and to provide for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

For introduction

4.        

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To widen the scope of the Act, amplify the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, to 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

5.        

The Bureau of Indian Standard (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To empower the Government to bring any article and/or process which it considers necessary from the point of view of public health and safety under mandatory certification, protect industries and consumers from spurious and sub-standard import by facilitating self declaration 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

6.        

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2011.

To include the provisions of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in the Act, in order to control illegal trade in wildlife and their parts and products, categorization and

enhancement of punishment  and making provisions for constitution of Bodies, Committees, Tribunals, etc.

 

 

For introduction


 

7.        

The Finance Bill, 2011

To give effect to the tax proposals  for the financial year 2011- 12

For introduction, consideration and passing

 

8.        

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2011

 

To amend certain provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (61 of 1985)

 

For introduction

9.        

The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To improve the capital raising capacity of the banks and to strengthen the supervisory and regulatory powers of Reserve Bank of India.

 

For introduction

10.     

The Securitization and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest (Amendment) Bill, 2011

 

To strengthen the securitization and asset reconstruction market in India as also to improve the recovery mechanisms available to the secured creditors.

For introduction

11.     

The Recovery of Debts due to Banks and Financial Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2011

 

To improve the recovery mechanism available to the secured creditors.

For introduction


 

12.     

The Factoring and Assignment of Receivables Bill, 2011

To create a separate legal framework for provisions of factoring services in India so that the factoring companies could provide increased credit access to industry including the Micro, Small and Medium  Enterprises (MSME) sector and export sector and also to do receivable management.

 

For introduction

13.     

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2011-

To introduce Goods and Service Tax.

 

 

For introduction

14.     

The National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011.

To regulate the availability of quality of   medical education in India.

For introduction

15.     

The National Academic Depository (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To provide for establishment of a National Academic Depositary for dematerializing academic awards and certificates and their maintenance in a Central database in electronic form.

 

For introduction

16.     

The National Council for Higher Education & Research Bill, 2011

To provide for establishment of an overarching authority called National Commission for Higher Education and Research for determining, maintaining and coordinating standards in Higher Education.

 

For introduction

17.     

The Universities for Innovation Bill, 2011

 

To provide for establishment and incorporation of special universities devoted to innovation and research.

 

For introduction

18.     

The Cinematograph Bill, 2011

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

 

For introduction

19.     

The Press and Registration of Books and Publications Bill, 2011

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

 

For introduction

20.     

The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment Bill, 2011.

 

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 introduction, consideration and passing

21.     

The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To introduce comprehensive amendment in the Mines Act, 1952.

 

For introduction

22.     

The Administrator’s General (Amendment) Bill, 2011

To amend the Administrators-General Act, 1963 so as to enhance pecuniary jurisdiction of Administrators–General from Rs. 2 lakhs as at present to Rs. 10 lakhs

 

For introduction

23.     

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011.

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

 

For introduction

24.     

The Emigration Management Bill, 2011

To transform emigration process into a simple, efficient, transparent, orderly and humane economic process, benefit all stakeholders, modernize the legislative framework governing emigration, facilitate legal migration, discourage irregular migration, enhance protection and welfare of emigrants, encourage ethical recruitment practices, enable market friendly regulation of recruiters and to provide for more deterrent penalties against crimes such as human smuggling.

 

For introduction

25.     

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2011

To amend article 316  of the Constitution to increase the age of retirement of Chairman and Members of the State Public Service Commissions by three years from the existing 62 to 65.

 

For introduction


 

26.     

The National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

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

27.     

The National Waterway (Lakhipur-Bhanga Stretch of River Barak) Bill, 2011

To provide unified development of waterway for shipping and navigation and optimum utilization for transport of cargo in Barak Valley of Assam.

 

For introduction

28.     

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

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

For introduction

29.     

The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill, 2011

To make special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for a further period of one year i.e. upto 31st December, 2011.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

30.     

The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2011

The premises of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and other Metro Rails and New Delhi Municipal Council would fall within the definition of the Public Premises and it will allow the eviction of unauthorized occupants of their premises by resorting to the provisions of Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants)Act, 1971

 

For introduction

31.     

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011

To protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

For introduction

32.     

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition)   Amendment Bill, 2011

To widen the scope of  the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 to include electronic media

For introduction

33.     

The Land Acquisition (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

 

To amend the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.

For introduction

34.     

The Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011.

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

 

For introduction

35.     

The Equal Opportunity Commission Bill, 2011.

To establish Equal Opportunity Commission for promoting equality of opportunities to the deprived groups of people, the minority communities and other sections of society as may be notified by the Central Government.

For introduction

 

 


II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

BUDGET (RAILWAYS) FOR 2011 – 12

 

1.       Laying of Budget (Railways) for 2011-12 at 2.30 p.m. on Friday, the 25th of February, 2011.

2.       General Discussion on Budget (Railways) for 2011-12.

3.       Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands, after they are passed by Lok Sabha:-

 

(a)    Demands for Grants on Account (Railways) 2011-12.

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

(c)    Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2011-12

 

 

BUDGET (GENERAL) FOR 2011 – 12

 

1.       Laying of Budget (General) for 2011-12 at 1.30 p.m. on Monday, the 28th of February, 2011.

2.       General Discussion on Budget (General) for 2011 -12.

3.       Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands, after they are passed by Lok Sabha:-

 

(a)    Demands for Grants on Account (General) 2011-12.

(b)   Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2010-11

(c)    Demands for Grants (General) for 2011-12

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V. K. AGNIHOTRI
Secretary-General