Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 48653 Monday, August 1, 2011 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Twenty Third 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 Third  Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended:

I - LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

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

S.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

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

Consideration and passing

 (B)         BILLS AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – PENDING IN RAJYA SABHA

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha

 The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 25.03.2011.

 

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

 

Consideration and passing

2.

The Coinage Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha.

The message regarding Bill as passed by Lok Sabha was published in Part II Bulletin, para no. 48392, dated 29.03.2011

 

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.

 

Consideration and passing

 

 

(C)          BILL 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 adjudication of commercial disputes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Consideration and passing

 

(D)          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 laid on 28.11.2006.

 

 

To provide for regulating the quality of seeds for sale, import and export and to facilitate production and supply of seeds of quality and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto

 

Consideration and passing

 

2.

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2007.

 

 

Introduced on 15.5.2007.

 

The report of the Department-related 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.

 

Consideration and passing

 

3.

The Pesticides Management Bill, 2008

Introduced on 21.10.2008.

 

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

 

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

 

Consideration and passing

 

4.

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 16.2.2009.

 

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

 

For Withdrawal

 

5.

The Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Amendment Bill, 2008

Introduced on 18.12.2008.

 

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

 

To amend Sections 3, 4  &  8 of the Railway Property (Unlawful Possession) Act.  

 

Consideration and passing

 

6.

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

 

7.

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

Introduced on 16.4.2010.

 

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

 

To remove ambiguity regarding applicability of the NCTE Act on School teachers and minimum qualification for appointment as school teachers.

 

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 Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 30.7.2010.

 

To provide for: -

 

(a)                 Specific inclusion of “Child with disability” in the definition regarding “Child belonging to disadvantaged group” and enlarge the scope of disabilities; and

Amendment of provisions regarding School Management Committees in respect of “Aided Minority schools”.

Consideration and passing.

9.

The Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Introduced on 16.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department - related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers laid on 3.8.2010

 

To amend section 9(1), 16, 18, 42 and 56 of the Chemical Weapons Convention Act, 2000.

 

Consideration and Passing

10.

The Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 19.4.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary 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 enforcement of right and to introduce some incidental changes.

 

Consideration and Passing

11.

The Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

 

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

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

12.

The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

 

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

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

13.

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

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

 

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

 

To enable members of institutes to  form  Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)  and also to   change the name of the institute and the Act from the Cost and Works Accountants of India to the Cost and Management Accountants of India.

 

Consideration and Passing

14.

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

Introduced on 5.08.2010.

The Report of the Department – related Parliamentary 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.

 

Consideration and Passing

15.

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

 Introduced on 6.8.2010

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 25.02.2011.

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

16.

The Architects (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 31.8.2010.

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing committee on Human Resource Development presented on 25.02.2011.

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

17.

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

Introduced on 31.8.2010.

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing committee on Information Technology laid on 10.12.2010.

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

18.

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 16.11. 2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 25.02.2011.

 

To remove discriminatory provisions against children covered by the Act affected by diseases like Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Hepatitis, STD, mental illness, drug addiction, etc.

 

Consideration and Passing

19.

The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 7.12.2010

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare presented on 04.03.2011.

 

To declare the institution known as the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, to be an institution of national importance and to provide for its incorporation and matters connected therewith.

Consideration and Passing

 

(E)          BILL PENDING IN LOK SABHA – DISCUSSION DEFERRED

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 30.7.2010

 

On 24.3.2011, the House agreed to defer the further discussion on the motion for consideration of the Bill, moved on 23.03.2011.

 

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

Consideration and passing

 


(F)           BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA - REFERRED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEES AND THEIR 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 Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development presented on 9.8.2010.

 

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

 

Introduced on 26.11.2009

 

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

 

To enhance reservation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

 

Consideration and passing

3.

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

Introduced on 30.11.2009.

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary 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.

 

Consideration and passing

4.

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 04.08.2010

 

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

Consideration and passing

5.

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

Introduced on 18.12.2009.

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on 22.02.2010.

 

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

 

Consideration and passing

6.

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

 

 

Introduced on 16.03.2010.

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas presented on 26.08.2010.

 

To provide for prevention of pilferage and sabotage of crude petroleum products pipeline.

 

Consideration and passing

7.

The National Institutes of Technology  (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Introduced on 15.4.2010.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

Consideration and passing

8.

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

 

Discussion on the Motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 6.8.2010 was not concluded on 9.8.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 22.02.2011.

 

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

 

Consideration and passing

9.

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

Introduced on 25.8.2010.

 

The report of the Department–related Parliamentary 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.

Consideration and passing

 

(G)  NEW BILLS

 

Sl. No.

Name of the Bill

Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

 

To replace the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2011 (No. 1 of 2011) promulgated on 10.5.2011

 

To amend section 3A of the Act, 1956 to extend the term from one year to two years.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

2.

The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram Bill, 2011.

 

To replace the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram Ordinance, 2011 (No. 2 of 2011) promulgated on 20.6.2011.

 

To declare the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram, as an Institution of national importance and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

3.

The Lokpal Bill, 2011

To enact the legislation relating to establishment of the institution of the Lokpal to enquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries.

 

For Introduction

4.

The National Food Security Bill, 2011

To provide for food and nutritional security in human life cycle approach by ensuring access to adequate quantity of quality food at affordable prices, for people to live a life with dignity.

 

For introduction

5.

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

6.

The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2011

To amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

For introduction

7.

The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2011

 

To replace the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988.

For introduction

8.

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

9.

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

10.

The Agricultural Bio-security Bill, 2011

To provide for prevention, control, eradication and management of Plant Pests and diseases of plants and animals for ensuring agricultural Bio-securities.

 

For introduction

11.

The Nuclear Regulatory Authority Bill, 2011

 

 

 

To fulfil the assurance given by the Prime Minister on the floor of the Lok Sabha on 14.03.2011 to take all the necessary measures to ensure the safety of nuclear plants.

 

For introduction

12.

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

13.

The Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2011

To provide for the establishment of an institution of national importance to be known as the Regional Centre for Bio-Technology for training and education as a category II institution under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to undertake research in the field of Bio-technology and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 

For introduction

14.

The Electronic Service Delivery Bill, 2011.

 

 

To provide mandate within a period of 5 years, provisioning of all public services of the Central/State Govts., Ministries, the field formations and the subordinate units of these Ministries compulsorily through electronic mode only in a phased manner, and thereby abolish manual delivery of such services.

 

For introduction

15.

The Warehousing Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

 To amend section 5 of the Warehousing Corporation Act, 1962 and consequential amendments thereto in compliance of the terms of award of status of Miniratna to the Central Warehousing Corporation.

 

For introduction

16.

The Companies Bill, 2011.

 

To introduce a comprehensive Bill to consolidate and amend the law relating to companies.

 

For introduction

17.

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2011.

  To include the provisions of CITES Regulations 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

18.

The Indian Stamp (Amendment) Bill, 2011

To allow use of modern IT based systems like e-stamping, payment of stamp duty by a variety of means, reduce discretionary powers of officials, increase compliance level and plug the leakage of revenue.

 

For introduction

19.

The National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011

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

For introduction

20.

The Customs Law (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2011

To make the officers of Commissioner of Customs(Preventive), Directorate General of Revenue Intelligence, Central Excise Commissionerate as ‘proper officers’ for assessment of duty and issue of Show Cause Notice. 

 

For introduction

21.

The Border Security Force (Amendment) Bill, 2011

To amend the BSF Act, 1968 to empower the Force with powers in accordance with the extant rules, functions and responsibilities.

 

For introduction

22.

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

23.

The National Council for Higher Education and 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

24.

The Universities for Innovation Bill, 2011

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

 

For introduction

25.

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

26.

The Inter State Migrant Workmen [Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service] (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

 

To amend title of the Act as Inter State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 so as to make it gender neutral.

 

For introduction

27.

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

28.

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

29.

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

30.

The Damodar Valley Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011

 

 

To reconstitute the Damodar Valley Corporation with four full time members, namely – Chairman, Member (Technical), Member (Finance) and six part time members – one representative from the Central Government,  two representatives – one each from the Government of Jharkhand and West Bengal, three independent experts – one each from the field of irrigation, water supply and generation or transmission of electricity.

 

For introduction

31.

The Passengers Security Bill, 2011

To introduce a comprehensive Bill on the Passengers Security.

 

For introduction

32.

The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development Bill, 2011.

To declare the institution known as the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur as institution of national importance and provide for its incorporation and matters connected therewith.

For introduction

33.

The National Sports Development Bill, 2011

To provide for development of sports at national level through adopting the basic principles of good governance, curtailing age, fraud, doping and sexual harassment and for matter connected therewith.

 

For introduction

34.

Bill relating to Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement

To align the provisions of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 with the provisions of the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007

For introduction

 

 

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

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

 

1.    First Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2011-12 and;

2.    Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2011-12.
V.K. AGNIHOTRI
Secretary-General