Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 49418 Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Twenty Fifth 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 Fifth  Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended

 

I - LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

(A)          BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – REPLY OF THE MINISTER TO DEBATE NOT CONCLUDED

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011.

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha on 27.12.2011 was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 28.12.2011. The reply of the Minister to the debate on the Bill on 29.12.2011 was not concluded.

 

To enact the legislation to provide for the establishment of a body of Lokpal for the Union and Lokayuktas for States to enquire into allegations of corruption against certain public functionaries and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

Further consideration and passing

 (B)         BILL INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA – CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL REMAINED INCONCLUSIVE

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

The Architects (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

 Introduced on 31.8.2010.

 

Discussion on the motion for consideration of the Bill remained inconclusive on 14.12.2011.

 

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

Further consideration and passing

 

(C)          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.

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

 

(D)          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

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 National Institutes of Technology  (Amendment) Bill, 2011

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

 

The Bill, inter alia, provides: -

 

(i)             To bring all the five Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research under the Act and to declare them as institutions of national importance;

(ii)           To give representation to premier Central Educational Institutions in the Board of Governors (BOGs);

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

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

 

Consideration and passing

3.

The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011

 

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha on 27.12.2011 was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 28.12.2011.

 

To establish a mechanism to receive complaints relating to disclosure on any allegation of corruption or wilful misuse of power or wilful 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.

 

Consideration and passing

(E)          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 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.

 

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 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 Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008.

Introduced on 22.12.2008.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Finance laid on 13.12.2011.

 

To amend the Insurance Act, 1938, General Insurance Business (Nationalization) Act, 1972 and Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 1999. 

 

Consideration and Passing

5

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.

 

Consideration and passing

6

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.  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.

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

 

Consideration and Passing

7

The Chemical Weapons Convention (Amendment) Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 16.04.2010

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Chemicals & Fertilizers laid on 03.08.2010

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

8

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.

 

Consideration and Passing

9

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.

 

Consideration and Passing

10

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, 2006.

 

Consideration and passing

11

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2011

Introduced on 23.03.2011.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 21.12.2011.

To protect children from offences of sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography and to provide establishment of Special Courts for trial of such offences and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

Consideration and Passing

12

The Administrator’s General (Amendment) Bill, 2011

Introduced on 18.8.2011.

 

The Report of the Department–related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice presented to the Chairman, Rajya Sabha on 02.02.2012.

 

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

 

Consideration and Passing

13

The Border Security Force (Amendment) Bill, 2011

Introduced on 18.8.2011

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 23.11.2011.

 

To amend the Border Security Force Act, 1968 to empower the Central Government to deploy the force in areas other than the borders of India or its adjoining areas.

Consideration and Passing

 

(F)    BILL INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA – PENDING BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEE

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 8.12.2011.

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 09.12.2011.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

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

Introduced on 12.12.2011

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.

Consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(H)          BILLS ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA – DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION FOR CONSIDERATION OF BILLS NOT CONCLUDED

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 1.12.2010.

 

The Report of the Department–related

 Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law and Justice presented on 30.08.2011.

 

Discussion on the motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 28.12.2011 was not concluded on that day.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Consideration and passing

2.

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 and Law and Justice presented on 09.12.2010.

 

Discussion on the motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 28.12.2011 was not concluded on that day.

 

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

 

(I)            BILLS ORIGINATING 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 Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010

Introduced on 3.5.2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 2.8.2011.

 

To provide for prohibition of certain unfair practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities and to protect interests of students admitted or seeking admission therein and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

2.

The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2010

Introduced on 25.8.2010

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 02.08.2011.

To stipulate a time frame for sending police report for arms licences and punitive action for violation of the same.

 

Consideration and passing

3.

The Dam Safety Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 30.8.2010.

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Water Resources laid  on 17.08.2011.

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

Consideration and passing

4.

The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2010

Introduced on 06.12.2010.

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution laid on 22.12.2011.

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

 

Consideration and passing

5.

The Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010.

Introduced on                  7.12. 2010.

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 8.12.2011.

 

To provide protection against sexual harassment at workplace and for the prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment.

Consideration and passing

6.

The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 22.03.2011

 

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Finance laid on 13.12.2011

 

To improve the capital raising capacity of the banks and to strengthen the supervisory and regulatory powers of RBI.

 

Consideration and passing

7.

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 30.08.2011.

 

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.

 

Consideration and passing

8.

The Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill, 2011

 

 

 

Introduced on 07.09.2011  

 The Report of the Department-Related Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests presented to Chairman, Rajya Sabha on 06.03.2012.

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.

 

Consideration and passing

(J)           BILLS ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA – PENDING BEFORE THE STANDING COMMITTEES

 

Sl.No.

Name of the Bill

 

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011

 

Introduced on 25.03.2011

The Bill was referred to Department-related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law & Justice on 04.04.2011.

 To criminalize bribery and foreign public officials and officials of public international organizations.

 

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

 

2.

The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 7.9.2011.

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Standing Committee on Rural Development on 13.9.2011.

To replace the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, with the single integrated Bill, which incorporates the provisions for rehabilitation and resettlement also.

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

 

3

The North Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Amendment Bill, 2011

Introduced on 07.12.2011.

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 17.01.2012.

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

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

 

4

The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

 

Introduced on 12.12.2011.

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 17.01.2012.

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.

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

 

5

The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of Their Grievances Bill, 2011

 

Introduced on 20.12.2011

The Bill was referred to Department-related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law & Justice on 17.01.2012.

To lay down an obligation upon every public authority to publish citizens charter stating therein the time within which specified goods shall be supplied and services be rendered and provide for a grievance redressal mechanism for non compliance of citizens charter and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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

 

6

The Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011.

 

 

Introduced on 27.12.2011

The Bill was referred to Department-Related Standing Committee on Information Technology on 05.01.2012.

To provide for electronic delivery of public services by the Government to all persons to ensure transparency, efficiency, accountability, accessibility and reliability in delivery of such services.

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






 

(K)  NEW BILLS

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Agricultural Bio- Security Bill, 2012

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

 

 

For introduction

2

The National Co-operative Development Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2012

To include producer company in the definition of Co-operative Society.

For introduction

3.

The Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Bill, 2012

To establish the Central Agricultural University at Jhansi for Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

 

For introduction

4.

The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2012.

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

 

For introduction

5.

The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Amendment Bill, 2012

To enhance the upper limit of Stowing Excise Duty (SED) from       Rs.10/- per tonne to  Rs.50/- per tonne.

For introduction

6.

The Bureau of Indian Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

To empower the Government to bring any Article and/or process which it consider necessary from the point of view of public health and safety under mandatory certification, protect industries and consumers 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 un-scrupulous jewellers by improving the purity of jewellery articles in the domestic market.

 

For introduction

7.

The Legal Metrology (Amendment) Bill, 2012

(i) To bring editorial change in section 48 and 53;

(ii) To amend section 24 to make it compatible with section 33; and

(iii) To empower Central Government to issue clarification regarding different provisions upto three years for implementation of the Act.

 

For introduction

8.

The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2012

To fine tune the Act to meet the present day needs in the field of competition as have become evident after gaining experience of its operation in the last few years.

 

For introduction

9.

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2012.

  To include the provisions of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (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

10.

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

  To implement the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh and its 2011 protocol.

 

For introduction

11.

The Piracy Bill, 2012

To provide for certainty and clarity in the law as well as a sound legal basis for prosecuting and punishing pirates for committing acts of piracy. It would also promote the safety and security of India’s maritime trade including the safety of our vessels and crew members.

 

For introduction

12.

The Public Debt Management Agency of India Bill, 2012

 

To establish the Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) of India.

For introduction

13.

The Public Procurement Bill, 2012

To regulate public procurement made by Central Ministries/Departments, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Autonomous and Statutory Bodies.

 

For introduction

14.

The Indian Stamp (Amendment) Bill, 2012

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

15.

The Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2012

The amendment to the Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976 will strengthen the Banks with: -

(i) widening area of operation to more than one State;

(ii) enhancing capital base; and

(iii) strengthening Board.

 

For introduction

16.

The Micro Finance Institutions (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2012

To provide a legal framework for the entities engaged in micro finance and facilitate an environment for development of micro finance services in the country with greater transparency, effective management and better governance. This will facilitate the flow of micro finance services to the un-banked population of the country.

 

 

For introduction

17.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

 

To subscribe and hold the capital of NABARD to the Central Government in toto.

For introduction

18.

The National Housing Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2012

To transfer the ownership of NHB from RBI to the Government of India along with regulatory powers and registration of Housing Finance Corporations and transfer of ownership of shareholding of RBI in NHB to Government of India.

 

For introduction

19.

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

 

The amendment is consequential on account of Micro Small Medium Enterprises Development Bill, 2006.

For introduction

20.

The Finance Bill, 2012.

 

To give effect to tax proposals for the year 2012-13

For introduction, consideration and passing

 

21.

The Central Reserve Police Force Bill, 2012

To consolidate and amend the law relating to the constitution and regulation of CRPF as an Armed Force of the Union for the purposes of restoration and maintenance of law and order and for matters connected therewith.

For introduction

22.

The North Eastern Areas (Reorganization and Other Related Laws) (Amendment) Bill, 2012

 

To provide for establishment of separate High Courts in the States of Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura.

For introduction

23.

The Engineers Bill,  2012

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

 

For introduction

24.

The Anand Marriage (Amendment) Bill, 2012

To provide for registration of Anand Marriages or in the alternative to amend the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 to provide for registration of Marriages.

 

For introduction

25.

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill, 2012

 

To repeal the earlier Act.

For introduction

26.

The Emigration Management Bill, 2012

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

27.

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition)   Amendment Bill, 2012

 

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

For introduction

28.

The National Sports Development Bill, 2012

To provide for the development of sports at national level through adopting the basic principles of good governance.

 

For introduction

29.

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

 To modify the lists of Scheduled Castes in respect of 4 States viz. Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa & Tripura and  in the Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Castes Order, 1978 for a similar purpose.

 

For introduction

30.

The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2012.

To replace the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), 2008.

For introduction

31

The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012

To prohibit employment as manual scavenger and construction of insanitary latrines.

For introduction

 

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

BUDGET (RAILWAYS) FOR 2012-13

 

1.       At 2.00 p.m., laying of Budget (Railways) for 2012-13 on Wednesday, the 14th of March, 2012.

 

2.       General Discussion on Budget (Railways) for 2012-13.

 

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) 2012-13.

(b)   Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for     2011-12.

(c)    Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2012-13

 

BUDGET (GENERAL) FOR 2012-13

 

1.       At 1.30 p.m., laying of Budget (General) for 2012-13 on Friday, the 16th of March, 2012.

 

2.       General Discussion on Budget (General) for 2012-13.

 

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) 2012-13.

(b)   Third Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2011-12

(c)    Demands for Grants (General) for 2012-13

 

III –  NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

      1.       Discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address.

 

      2.       Consideration and adoption of Resolution regarding recommendations contained in the Second Report of the Railway Convention Committee (2009) on “Rate of dividend for 2011-12 and other ancillary matters.”

V.K. AGNIHOTRI
Secretary-General