Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 49027 Monday, November 21, 2011 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Twenty Fourth 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 Fourth  Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended:-

 

I - LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

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

 

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.

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.

For consideration and passing

 (B)         BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – REFERRED TO SELECT COMMITTEE AND REPORT PRESENTED -  DISCUSSION NOT COMMENCED

 

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 on 18.12.2009, was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 18.12.2009. The Bill, was referred to the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on 22.12.2009 and the Committee presented its report on 29.07.2010. The motion for consideration of the Bill was moved on 29.8.2011, but the discussion on the motion had not  commenced.

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

For consideration and passing

 

(C)  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 Institutes 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.

 

For consideration and passing

2.

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

 

 

 

 

The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 19.8.2011 was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 23.8.2011.

 

(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 Institutes of Science Education and Research in the NIT Act, 2007.

 

For consideration and passing

3.

The Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha

 The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 5.9.2011 was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 6.9.2011.

 

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

For 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   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.

 

For consideration and Passing

2.                    

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.

 

For consideration and Passing

3.                    

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 Section 4 of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.

 

For withdrawal

4.                    

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

5.                    

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

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

For consideration and Passing

6.                    

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 enforcement of right and to introduce some incidental changes.

 

 

For consideration and Passing

7.                    

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 31.8.2010. 

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 consideration and Passing

8.                    

The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

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

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

 

For consideration and Passing

9.                    

The Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 28.4.2010.

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

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

 

For consideration and Passing

10.                 

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Introduced on 04.08.2010

 

The Report of the Department – related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice presented on 01.03.2011

 

To amend the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Special Marriage Act, 1954.

 

For consideration and Passing

11.                 

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

Introduced on 6.8.2010

 

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

 

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

 

For consideration and Passing

12.                 

The Architects (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 31.8.2010.

 

The report of the Department-related 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

 

For consideration and Passing

13.                 

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 10.12.2010.

 

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

 

For consideration and Passing

14.                 

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

Introduced on7.12.2010

 

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

 

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

 

For consideration and Passing

 

 (E)         BILL ORIGINATING IN RAJYA SABHA AND PENDING WITH STANDING COMMITTEE

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011

Introduced on 23.03.2011.

 

The Bill was referred to the Department - Related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development on 29.03.2011.

 

To protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.

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

 

 

(F)           BILL INTRODUCED  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 Damodar Valley Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011

 

 

Introduced on 8.8.2011.

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

For consideration and passing

 

(G)          BILL INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA – DISCUSSION NOT CONCLUDED

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

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

 

Introduced on 3.8.2010

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 Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 22.02.2011.

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

For Consideration and passing

 

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

Sl.

No.

 

 

 

Name of the Bill

 

Status/Purport

 

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Life Insurance Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2009.

Introduced on 31.7.2009.

The Report of the Department – related Standing Committee on Finance laid on 12.3.2010.

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%.

 

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 laid on 28.07.2010

To enhance reservation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

 

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 laid 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 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 Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas laid on 26.08.2010.

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

 

For Consideration and passing

5.

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

6.

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

 

Introduced on 26.8.2010

The report of the Department Related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law & Justice presented on 10.8.2011.

To establish a mechanism to receive complaints relating to disclosure on any allegation of corruption or willful misuse of power or willful misuse of discretion against any public servant and to enquire or cause an inquiry into such disclosure and to provide adequate safeguards against victimization of the person making such complaint and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

For consideration and passing

 

7.

The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010.

 Introduced on 1.12.2010.

The report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Personnel Public Grievances, Law and Justice presented on 30.8.2011. 

To lay down judicial standards and establish a mechanism for dealing with complaints of misbehavior 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 consideration and passing

8.

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011

Introduced on 24.03.2011

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Finance laid on 30.8.2011.

To establish a statutory Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) to promote old age income security by establishing, developing and regulating pension funds and to protect interest of the subscribers to schemes of pension funds.

For consideration and passing

 

 (I)          BILL ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA AND PENDING WITH STANDING COMMITTEE

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Lokpal Bill, 2011

 

 

Introduced on 4.8.2011

The Bill was referred to the Department - Related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law & Justice on 9.8.2011.

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

May be taken up for consideration and passing if report of the Committee on the Bill is presented to the Rajya Sabha.

 

(J)  NEW BILLS

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

  1.  

The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2011.

 

To replace the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2011 promulgated on 25.10.2011.

To give effect to proposal for mandatory introduction of Digital Addressable System (DAS) in the cable TV services and the other regulatory reforms and to introduce amendments in the Cable Act to make the provisions more stringent and deterrent, especially from the point of view of preventing illegal carriage of channels by cable operators.

 

For introduction

  1.  

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

  1.  

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

  1.  

The Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011.

 

To provide mandate within a period of 5 years, provisioning of all public services of the Central/State Govts. Ministries and 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

  1.  

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

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

 

For introduction

  1.  

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

  1.  

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 Central Warehousing Corporation.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Companies Bill, 2011.

 

 

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

For introduction

  1.  

The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2011

 

To amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

For introduction

  1.  

The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) Amendment Bill, 2011.

 

To increase the authorized capital and to create post of two whole time Directors.

 

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To strengthen the ability of banks to recover debts due from the borrowers, enhance the ability of the banks to extend credit to both corporate and retail borrowers, reduce the cost of funds for banks and their customers and reduce the level of non performing assets.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The North Eastern Areas (Reorganization) (Amendment) Bill, 2011

To provide for splitting of Manipur-Tripura joint cadre of the All India Services into independent separate cadres for the State of Manipur and Tripura

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Arms (Second Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To incorporate life imprisonment as an option along with death penalty which was earlier prescribed as the only penalty under Section 27(3) of the Arms Act, 1959.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

To amend: -

(1) to define the term “Overseas Indian Card Holder”;

(2) to facilitate reacquisition of Indian Citizenship erstwhile citizens of independent India;

(3) to enable acquisition of overseas citizenship of India by minors, both parents of whom are Indian citizen or one parent is an Indian citizen;

(4) merge person of Indian Origin Card Scheme with Overseas Citizen of India Scheme;

(5) to re-designate the nomenclature of “Overseas Citizen of India” as “Overseas Indian Card Holder”

 

For introduction

  1.  

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

  1.  

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

 

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

 

For introduction

  1.  

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

To ensure that the National Highway Authority 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 descipline.

 

For introduction

  1.  

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

  1.  

The National Sports Development Bill, 2011

To provide for development of sports in India, coordination of national teams for participation in international events, fair and transparent functioning of autonomous sports bodies and welfare measures for sportspersons, promote ethical practices in sports, to constitute and to establish a Sports Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal to hear appeals and adjudicate disputes relating to sports and for matter connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Constitution (Scheduled Caste) Orders (Amendment), Bill, 2011.

 To modify the list of Schedule Castes in respect of four States viz., Kerala, MP, Orissa & Tripura

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Nuclear Regulatory Authority Bill, 2011

To fulfill 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

  1.  

The Railway Protection Force (Amendment) Bill, 2011

To empower the Railway Protection Force to handle passenger security in passenger area

 

For introduction

  1.  

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

To allow eviction of unauthorized occupants of the premises of DMRC and other Metro Rails and NDMC by resorting to the provisions of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971

 

For introduction

  1.  

The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provision) Second Bill, 2011.

To provide temporary relief to the citizens of Delhi against any punitive action like demolition, removal, etc., from the existing houses built up on encroached land or unauthorized colony.

 

For introduction

 

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

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

 

1.       Second Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2011-12.

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