Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 49960 Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Twenty-Sixth 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-Sixth Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended.

 

I - LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

(A)          BILL 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 Rajiv Gandhi National Institute  of Youth  Development             Bill, 2012.

 

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, was laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 22.05.2012.

 

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

Consideration and passing

 

(B)      BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – DISCUSSION DEFERRED IN RAJYA SABHA

 

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 matter connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Further consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(C)          BILLS INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA – DISCUSSION DEFFERED

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Marriage Laws (Amendment)                Bill, 2010.

The motion for consideration of the Bill, was deferred on 21.5.2012.

To amend the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 and Special Marriage Act, 1954 so as to provide for irretrievable breakdown of marriage as ground of divorce.

Further consideration and passing

2.

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Repeal)  Bill, 2012.

The motion for consideration of the Bill was moved on 22.05.2012 but the Minister had not commenced his reply.

 

To repeal Tamil Nadu Legislative Council Act, 2010.

Further consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

(D)          BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – REFERRED TO SELECT COMMITTEE OF RAJYA SABHA AND ITS REPORT PRESENTED

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Waqf (Amendment)              Bill, 2010.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha was referred to a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on 31.8.2010.  The Committee presented its Report to the Rajya Sabha on 16.12.2011.

To amend certain provisions of the Waqf Act, 1995, so that Waqf properties are not easily alienated and to better manage Waqf properties.

Consideration and passing

 

 

(E)          BILL INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA – DISCUSSION REMAINED INCONCLUSIVE IN RAJYA SABHA (1)

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Architects (Amendment)                  Bill, 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

 

(F)       BILL PASSED BY LOK SABHA – MOTION MOVED, DISCUSSION NOT COMMENCED (1)

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

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

 

The motion for consideration of the Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, was moved on 29.03.2012 but the discussion had not commenced.

 

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.

 

Further consideration and passing

 

 

(G)          BILLS INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA – REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES AND THEIR REPORTS PRESENTED (3)

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

1.

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

Introduced on 07.12.2010.

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.

 

Consideration and passing

 

2.

The Mines (Amendment)                 Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 23.03.2011.

 

The Report of the Department Related Standing Committee on Labour laid on the Table on 20.12.2011.

 

To bring comprehensive amendments in the Mines Act, 1952.

Consideration and passing

3.

The Citizenship (Amendment)                 Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 8.12.2011.

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 26.03.2012.

 (i) to facilitate the re-acquisition of Indian Citizenship by erstwhile citizens of independent India.

(ii) to enable acquisition of overseas citizen of India registration by a minor, whose parents are Indian citizens or one parent is an Indian Citizen and other parent is not eligible for overseas citizen of India.

(iii) to merge the person of Indian Origin Card Scheme and  Overseas Citizen of India Scheme

(iv) to re-name “Overseas Citizen of India” as “Overseas Indian Card Holder”

Consideration and passing

 

 

(H)          BILL AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA – REFERRED TO SELECT COMMITTEE OF RAJYA SABHA (1)

S.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 Bill was referred to a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha on 21.05.2012

 

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.

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

 

(I)            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 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

 

 

 

 

(J)           BILLS ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA - REFERRED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEES AND THEIR REPORTS PRESENTED  (15)

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

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 enhance reservation of women in Panchayati Raj Institutions.

Consideration and passing

2.

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

3.

The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010.

Introduced on 3.5.2010.

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 12.8.2011.

To make provisions for assessment of academic quality of higher educational institutions, programmes conducted therein and their infrastructure through mandatory accreditation by independent accreditation agencies and to establish a statutory authority for the said purpose and to provide 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 Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution presented 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 presented 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 Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations                    Bill, 2011.

 

Introduced on 25.03.2011.

The Report of the Department Related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances and Law & Justice presented on 29.03.2012.

To prevent corruption relating to bribery of foreign public officials and officials of public international organizations and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Consideration and passing

8.

The National Academic Depository Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 5.9.2011.

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 13.03.2012.

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.

Consideration and passing

9.

The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement                       Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 7.9.2011.

The Report of the Department-related Standing committee on Rural Development presented on 17.5.2012.

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

Consideration and passing

10.

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

 

Introduced on 8.09.2011.

The report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Finance presented on 21.03.2012.

To put in place the enabling provisions for the introduction of an alternate method of obtaining alkaloids of opium through production of concentrate of poppy straw instead of production and processing of opium in the country.  It further seeks to address the anomalies arising out of the amendments made in 2001 and also to strengthen the provisions of the Act.

Consideration and passing

11.

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

Introduced on 07.12.2011.

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 28.03.2012.

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

Consideration and passing

12.

The Companies                 Bill, 2011.

 

Introduced on 14.12.2011.

The Report of the  Department–related Standing Committee on Finance presented to Speaker on 26.06.2012.

To consolidate and amend the law relating to companies and also to repeal the Companies Act, 1956.

 

Consideration and passing

13.

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

Introduced on 19.12.2011.

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture presented on 15.03.2012.

To enhance the full time members of NHAI Board from five to ten and part time members from four to six.

Consideration and passing

14.

The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment)                        Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 27.12.2011.

The report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Finance presented on 9.05.2012.

To amend the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002.

Consideration and passing

15.

The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) (Amendment)                     Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 29.12.2011.

The Report of the Department-related Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 28.03.2012.

To make amendments in the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 to meet the requirements of Financial Action Task Force relating to financing of terrorism.

Consideration and passing

 

(K)          BILLS ORIGINATED IN LOK SABHA - REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Warehousing Corporation (Amendment)                    Bill, 2011.

Introduced on 08.12.2011.

The Bill was referred to the Department–related Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution on 05.01.2012.

To grant Mini-Ratna status to Central Warehousing Corporation, the guarantee referred to in the sub-section (1) of section 5 would be withdrawn and the Central Government would be absolved of its responsibility of being guarantor.

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

2

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

Introduced on 21.05.2012.

The Bill was referred to Department-related Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment on 29.05.2012.

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

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 the Rajya Sabha

 


(L)  NEW BILLS (16)

 

S.No.

Name of the Bill

Purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment)            Bill, 2012.

To replace the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (Amendment) Ordinance, 2012 (No. 1 of 2012) promulgated on 16.07.2012.

To make the AIIMS like institutions operational and to give legal status for medical education to be imparted in these institutes.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  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-security.

For introduction

  1.  

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

  1.  

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

  1.  

The Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

To provide quicker and less expensive justice to the Members of three Armed Forces.

For introduction

  1.  

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

To implement the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement, 1974 and Protocol to the Land Boundary Agreement, 1974.

For introduction

  1.  

The Governor’s (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

To provide Secretarial assistance to Governors after demitting Office.

For introduction

  1.  

The Constitution (Amendment)               Bill, 2012.

To establish a separate Board for Hyderabad – Karnataka region (Gulbarga Division).

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Criminal Law (Amendment)               Bill, 2012.

To review the provisions of IPC, Cr.P.C. and the Indian Evidence Act, relating to rape/sexual assault.

For introduction

  1.  

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development)                Bill, 2012.

 To establish a regulatory oversight mechanism to enforce disclosure, fair practice and accountability norms towards transactions in the real estate sector and to provide an adjudication machinery for speedy dispute redressal with an Appellate Tribunal with benches.

For introduction

  1.  

The Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vendors) Bill, 2012.

(i) To protect the livelihood rights and social security of the urban street vendors in the country and thereby poverty alleviation efforts of the Government;

 

(ii) To regulate the urban street vending in the country; and

 

(iii) To protect right of all urban street vendors.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Indian Institute of Information Technology                      Bill, 2012.

To declare certain institutions of Information Technology to be institutions of national importance, in recognition of the need to develop new knowledge in Information Technology and to provide manpower of Global Standards for the Information Technology Industry, and to provide for matters connected with such institutions.

For introduction

  1.  

The Building and Other Construction Workers [Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service] Amendment Bill, 2012.

To amend the Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 and the Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess Act, 1996.

For introduction

  1.  

The Rajasthan Legislative Council  Bill, 2012.

To provide for the creation of the Legislative Council for the State of Rajasthan and for matters supplemental, incidental and consequential thereto. 

For introduction

  1.  

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

To enact new legislation to prohibit employment as manual scavengers and construction of insanitary latrines and rehabilitation of manual scavengers.

For introduction

  1.  

The Inter State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2012

(i) To constitute Standing Tribunal initially by merging existing 5 Tribunals;

 

(ii) Limit the tenure of Chairman & Member of the Tribunal by prescribing maximum age limit; and

 

(iii) Limit the time by which Tribunal will provide its report to Central Government.

For introduction

 

 

 

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bill relating to Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2012-13, after it is passed by Lok Sabha.

V.K. AGNIHOTRI
Secretary-General