Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 57504 Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Forty Fifth Session of the Rajya Sabha
 



        A  Statement (not tobe taken as exhaustive) showing Government Legislative and other Businessexpected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Forty Fifth Session of theRajya Sabha is appended:

I – LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 (A) Bills, as passedby Lok Sabha - pending in Rajya Sabha - (8)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.        

The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

 

The motion for consideration of the Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, was moved on 7.12.2015, but the discussion remained inconclusive.

To amend the Whistle Blowers Protection Act, 2011.

For  further consideration and passing

2.        

The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

 

 

The motion for consideration of Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha was moved on 11.04.2017 but discussion remained inconclusive.

To enhance overtime hours and powers to make rule/orders to both the Central and State Governments.

For  further consideration and passing

3.        

The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal)                Bill, 2017.

The motion for consideration of the Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha was moved on 31.07.2017 but the adoption of the motion was not taken up in the House.

To repeal the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.

For further consideration and passing

4.        

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage)                Bill, 2017.

The motion for consideration of Bill was moved and two separate amendments for reference of the Bill  to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha were also moved on 03.01.2018 but the discussion remained inconclusive.

To protect the rights of married Muslim women and to prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husbands and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

For further consideration and passing

5.        

The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 11.08.2017.

To facilitate the merger of the State Bank of  Bikaner & Jaipur,  State Bank of Mysore,  State Bank of Patiala and  State Bank of Travancore into State Bank of India.

For consideration and passing

6.        

The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 

The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha, was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 20.12.2017.

To provide two and one-half percent of the cess on high speed diesel and petrol for the development and maintenance of national waterways and offers incentives and certainty for private sector to invest in inland waterways transport sector.

For consideration and passing

7.        

The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 21.12.2017.

 

To ensure (i) payment of compensation to the land owners as on the original date of publication notice of acquisition (Form j) that has been challenged and quashed by the Courts, (ii) payment of interest at the prevailing rate of interest payable by the State Bank of India on domestic fixed deposits, from the original date of notification till the date of payment of compensation to compensate for appreciation in the market value of the land, and (iii) acquired only for national security and defence purpose.

For consideration and passing

8.        

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

 

The Bill, as passed by Lok Sabha, was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 02.01.2018.

 

To pave the way to carrying out certain construction limited strictly to public works and projects essential to public within prohibited area of centrally protected monument by any Department or Office of Central Government.

For consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(B) Bill as passed by Lok Sabha– referred to Select Committee of Rajya Sabha and report presented – (1)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.       

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Report of the Select Committee of Rajya Sabha was presented on 22.12.2017.

 

To amend certain provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 for strengthening public transport, safeguarding, good Samaritans, enhancing customer care facility and  enhancement of penalties, etc.

For consideration and passing

 

(C) Bill Introduced in RajyaSabha – referred to Select Committee and report presented – (1)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

Introduced on 19.08.2013.

 

The Report of the Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha was presented on 12.08.2016.

 

To amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, along with official amendments.

For consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(D) Bill passed by Lok Sabha,Reported by Select Committee of Rajya Sabha and returned to Lok Sabha withAmendments - (1)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

1.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 05.04.2017.Passed by Lok Sabha on 10.04.2017 and passed by Rajya Sabha on 31.07.2017 after omitting clause 3 of the Bill.

 

The Bill seeks to insert a new article 338 so as to constitute the National Commission for Backward Classes which shall consist of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and three other Members also to further insert another new article 342A so as to provide that the President may, by public notification, specify the socially and educationally backward classes which shall for the purposes of the Constitution be deemed to be socially and educationally backward classes.

For consideration and passing of the Bill after the amendment made by Rajya Sabha is considered and decided upon by Lok Sabha and decision is reported in Rajya Sabha.

(E) Bills originating in Lok Sabha –not referred to Standing Committees – (10)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

1.       

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 14.12.2016. 

 

To amend the list of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

 

2.       

The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 31.07.2017.

 

To introduce summary eviction procedures for the purpose of eviction of unauthorised occupants from Govt. accommodation.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

3.       

The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 18.12.2017.

 

To delete provisions for representation of Part-B dentists under section 3 (f), 21(b), and 23(b) of the Dentists Act, 1948 and remove redundancy.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

4.       

The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 18.12.2017.

 

To enhance the amount of gratuity payable under the Act.

 

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

 

5.       

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 18.12.2017.

To introduce a proposal for introduction of voting by proxy for overseas electors.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.       

The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 18.12.2017.

To grant retrospective recognition to Central/State Universities who have started Teacher Education Programmes without getting recognition from NCTE.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

7.       

The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 22.12.2017.

The Bill seeks to simplify the procedure for ease of doing business.

 

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

8.       

The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 02.01.2018.

To address the issue of undue delay in final resolution of cheque bounce cases and to provide some relief to the payee of the cheque by the Appellate Court by direction the appellant to pay a part of the fine or compensation awarded by the Trial Court at the time of filing appeal cases.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

9.       

The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre                     Bill, 2018.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 05.01.2018.

To provide for establishment and incorporation of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre for the purpose of creating an independent and autonomous regime for institutionalised arbitration and for acquisition and transfer of  undertakings of the International Centre for Alternative Dispute Resolution and to vest such undertakings in the New Delhi International Arbitration Centre for the better management of arbitration so as to make it a hub for institutional arbitration and to declare the New Delhi International  Arbitration Centre to be an institution of national importance and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

10.   

The Consumer Protection              Bill, 2018.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 05.01.2018.

 

To provide for better protection of consumers.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

(F)           Bills originating in Lok Sabha – referred to StandingCommittees and Report presented – (6)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.       

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 02.08.2016.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 21.07.2017.

 

To provide for protection of rights of Transgender persons and their welfare and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

 

 

 

2.       

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 21.11.2016.

Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 10.08.2017.

 

To constitute National Surrogacy Board, State Surrogacy Boards and appointment of appropriate authorities for regulation of the practice and process of surrogacy and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

3.       

The Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 16.12.2016.

 

Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 18.07.2017.

 

To consolidate the amendments previously proposed and  introduce a revamped Merchant Shipping Bill.

 

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

4.       

The Major Port   Authorities Bill, 2016.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 16.12.2016.

 

Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 18.07.2017.

 

To provide more autonomy and delegated power to Major Port Trusts by replacing the existing the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963

 

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

5.       

The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment), Bill, 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 14.03.2017.

The report of the Standing Committee presented on 10.08.2017.

To further streamline the adjudication of inter-State river water disputes by constituting standalone Tribunal with permanent establishment and permanent office space and infrastructure.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

6.       

The National Sports University Bill, 2017.

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 10.08.2017.

Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 05.01.2018.

To establish a National Sports University (NSU) in Manipur.

For consideration and passing after this Bill has been passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

(G) Bills originating in Lok Sabha – referred toStanding  Committees – (3)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.       

The Code on Wages, 2017.

Introduced on 10.08.2017.

 

The Bill was referred to the Sanding Committee on 21.08.2017.

 

To amalgamate the following labour laws:-

(i)       The Minimum Wages Act, 1948

(ii)   The Payment of Wages Act, 1936

(iii) The Payment of Bonus Act, 1965

(iv)The Equal Remuneration Act, 1976

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing after the Report of the Standing Committee is presented and Bill is passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

 

2.       

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 Introduced in Lok Sabha on 11.08.2017.  The Bill was referred to the Sanding Committee 28.8.2017.

 

To provide power to the appropriate government to make rules for detaining a child in class 6, 7 and 8 or in two or all three classes, provided that an additional chance shall be given to the child for passing each class before the child is detained.

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing after the Report of the Standing Committee is laid and Bill is passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House

3.       

The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

 

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 02.01.2018.

The Bill was referred to the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on 04.01.2018.

To constitute National Medical Commission (NMC) in place of Medical Council of India (MCI).

 

May be taken up for consideration and passing after the Report of the Standing Committee is presented and Bill is passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House

(H)          BillsOriginating in Lok Sabha – referred to Joint Committee of the Houses –(2)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

 

Introduced on 19.07.2016. The Motion for reference of the Bill to the Joint Committee of the Houses was adopted by Lok Sabha on 11.08.2016 and concurred by Rajya Sabha on 12.08.2016.

 To amend the definition of illegal migrant, reduction in the number of years of residency period to obtain Indian Citizenship through naturalization and to empower Central Govt. to cancel the registration of Overseas Citizen of India card in case of any violations.

May be taken up for consideration and passing after the Report of the Joint Committee is presented and Bill is passed by Lok Sabha laid on the Table of the House.

2.

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill, 2017.

The Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on 10.08.2017. The Motion for reference of the Bill to the Joint Committee of the Houses was adopted by Lok Sabha on 10.08.2017 and concurred by Rajya Sabha on 11.08.2017.

To establish a framework to carry out the resolution of certain categories of financial service providers in distress, to provide deposit insurance to consumers of certain categories of financial services and for designation of Systemically Important Financial Institutions by the Central Government for resolution; the above legal framework will enable to establish a corporation with the objective of protecting consumers of covered service providers and public funds to the extent possible thereby contributing to the stability and salience of the financial system and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

May be taken up for consideration and passing after the Report of the Joint Committee is Presented and Bill is passed by Lok Sabha and laid on the Table of the House.

(I)New Bills –   (9)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

1.       

The Finance Bill, 2018.

To give effect to the tax proposals for the year 2018-19.

For consideration and passing

2.       

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017.

To provide for an effective, expeditious and constitutionally permissible deterrent to economic offenders who evade the process of Indian Law by remaining outside the jurisdiction of Indian Courts.

For introduction, consideration and passing

3.       

The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

 

To amend the CGST Act, 2017, and the IGST Act, 2017.

For consideration and passing

4.       

The Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

(i)         To enhance the existing limit for investment in plant and machinery considering changes in price index and cost of inputs consistent with the emerging role of the MSMEs in various Global Value Chains.

(ii)        To include medium, enterprises apart from small enterprises in section 7(9) to enable the aforesaid category of enterprises to avail the benefits and become competitive, and

(iii)      To empower the central Government to revise the existing limit for investment, by notification, considering the inflation and dynamic market situation. 

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

5.       

The Use and Regulation of DNA-based Technology in Civil and Criminal Proceedings (Identification of Missing Persons and Human Remains)               Bill, 2017.

 

 

 

To regulate the use of Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid analysis of human body substances profiles and to establish the DNA Profiling Board for laying down the standards for laboratories, collection of human body substances, custody trail from collection to reporting and also to establish a National DNA Data Bank and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

For introduction, consideration and passing

6.       

The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

To amend AERA Act, 2008 to enhance the criteria for classifying ‘major airport’ from present ‘one and a half million’ to ‘three and half million’ per annum and the authority shall adopt the tariff in respect of an airport if such tariff has been notified by the Central Government as a part of the bidding document or has been determined through transparent process of bidding in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Central Government.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

7.       

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

To facilitate orderly growth of the Chit Funds sector, thereby facilitating greater financial access of people to other financial products.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

8.       

The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

 

To amend Section 4 (1) and 5(1) of the  National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

9.       

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

To meet the standards and recommended practices laid down by ICAO for safety and security oversight functions.

For introduction, consideration and passing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

  1. Consideration and return of the AppropriationBill relating to Fourth Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants   for 2017-18 (including Railways).

 

  1. Consideration and return of the AppropriationBill relating to Demands for Grants for 2018-19.


Desh Deepak Verma
Secretary-General