Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II
No. 60123 Thursday, September 10, 2020 Legislative Section
Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Fifty Second 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 Fifty Second Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended:

I – LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

(A) Bill Introduced in Rajya Sabha and not referred to Standing Committee - (01)

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Pesticides Management Bill, 2020

Introduced  on 23.03.2020

 

To repeal the Insecticides Act, 1968 and to remove the inadequacies of the extant regulations.

For Consideration and Passing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(B) Bill Introduced in Rajya Sabha and as reported by Standing Committee - (05)

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2018

 

 

Introduced in Rajya Sabha on 31.12.2018.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 31.01.2020.

 

To establish Allied and Health Care Professional's Central Council for maintaining standards of education and practice through the constitution of Central and Corresponding State Councils for Allied and Health Care Professions.

For Withdrawal

  1.  

The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011.               

 

 

Introduced on 23.03.2011.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 20.12.2011.

 

Further to amend the Mines Act, 1952.

For Withdrawal

  1.  

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

Introduced on 18.08.2011.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 20.12.2011.

 

Further to amend the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 to make its title and provisions gender neutral. 

For Withdrawal

  1.  

The Building and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Introduced on 18.03.2013.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 11.06.2014.

 

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

For Withdrawal

  1.  

The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Amendment Bill, 2013

Introduced on 22.04.2013.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 07.02.2014.

 

Further to amend the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959 to enhance the scope and coverage of the Act.

For Withdrawal

 

(C)  Bills as passed by Lok Sabha,  pending in Rajya Sabha – (06)

 Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment), Bill, 2019.

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 31.07.2019

 

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.

  1.  

The Dam Safety Bill, 2019.

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 05.08.2019

 

To prevent and mitigate dam related disaster through proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all dams in India to ensure their safe functioning.

For Consideration and Passing.

  1.  

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 17.03.2020

 

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

For Consideration and Passing.

  1.  

The Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 19.03.2020

 

To confer the status of Institution of National Importance to the institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar by conglomerating the cluster of Ayurveda Institutes at Gujarat Ayurveda University campus, Jamnagar.

For Consideration and Passing.

  1.  

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 20.03.2020.

 

(i)            To declare the remaining 5 IIITs set up in PPP mode as institutes of National Importance under the IIIT (PPP) Act, 2017 and confer them the power to award degrees to its students.

(ii)           To amend IIIT Act, 2014 to rename IIITDM Kancheepuram as IIITDM Chennai under its Schedule and other minor amendments.

For Consideration and Passing.

  1.  

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 17.03.2019

 

To increase upper gestational limit for termination of pregnancy and to strengthen access of woman to comprehensive abortion care with compromising the service and quality of safe abortion.

For Consideration and Passing.

 

(D) Bill as passed by Lok Sabha and as reported by Select Committee of Rajya Sabha and pending in Rajya Sabha -  (01)

 Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

1.

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019.

 

The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 05.08.2019.

 

The Bill, as passed by the Lok Sabha, was referred to a Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha on a motion moved by the Minister-in-charge and adopted by the House on 21.11.2019 and Report of the Select Committee was presented on 05.02.2020.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

(E)  Bills pending in Lok Sabha and not referred to Standing Committee – (04)

 Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 12.3.2020

 

To replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act 1963 with a new Act to grant enhanced autonomy to the Major Ports in doing business in the highly competitive environment and effectively respond to market challenges.

For Consideration and Passing after it is passed by the Lok Sabha and laid on the table of the House.

  1.  

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 17.03.2020

 

To amend the Companies Act, 2013 to implement the recommendations made by Company Law Committee (2019) to remove the criminalization in 46 penal provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 as well as to facilitate ease of doing business and ease of living.

For Consideration and Passing after it is passed by the Lok Sabha and laid on the table of the House.

  1.  

The National Forensic Sciences University Bill, 2020

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 23.03.2020.

 

To establish a National Forensic Science University

For Consideration and Passing after it is passed by the Lok Sabha and laid on the table of the House.

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Rashtriya Raksha University Bill, 2020

Introduced in Lok Sabha on 23.03.2020.

 

To set up Rashtriya Raksha University as an institution of national importance to facilitate and promote multi disciplinary studies and research in various areas of internal security, policing, criminal justice system and correctional administration.

For Consideration and Passing after it is passed by the Lok Sabha and laid on the table of the House.

 

(F) Bill pending in Lok Sabha and as reported by Standing Committee - (03)

 Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2019

Introduced in Lok Sabha on  23.07.2019.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 11.02.2020

 

To amalgamate the following labour laws: -

(a) The Factories Act, 1948; (b) The Mines Act, 1952; (c) The Dock Workers (Safety, Health and Welfare) Act, 1986; (d) The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996; (e) The Plantations Labour Act, 1951; (f) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970; (g) The Inter-State Migrant workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979; (h) The Working Journalists and other News Paper Employees (Conditions of Service and Miscellaneous Provision) Act, 1955; (i) The Working Journalists (Fixation of Rates of Wages) Act, 1958; (j) The Motor Transport Workers Act, 1961; (k) The Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976; (l) The Beedi and Cigar Workers (Conditions of Employment) Act, 1966; (m) The Cine Workers and Cinema Theatre Workers Act, 1981.

For Consideration and Passing after it is passed by the Lok Sabha and laid on the table of the House.

  1.  

The Industrial Relations Code, 2019

Introduced in Lok Sabha on  28.11.2019.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented on 23.04.2020.

 

To amalgamate the following laws:-

 

(i)    The Trade Unions Act, 1926 .

(ii) The Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946.

(iii) The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947.

For Consideration and Passing after it is passed by the Lok Sabha and laid on the table of the House.

  1.  

The Code on Social Security, 2019

Introduced in Lok Sabha on  11.12.2019.

 

The Report of the Standing Committee was presented to Hon’ble Speaker, Lok Sabha on 31.07.2020.

 

To amalgamate the following laws:-

 

(i) The Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923

(ii) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

(iii)  The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972

(iv) The Unorganized Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008

(v) The Cine Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1981

(iv) The Building and Other Construction Workers Cess Act, 1996

(v) The Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948

(vi) The Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952

For Consideration and Passing after it is passed by the Lok Sabha and laid on the table of the House.

 

(G) New Bills - (23)

 

Sl.

No.

Name of the Bill

Status/Purport

Motions proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Multi State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2020

 

(i) To rationalize Govt. role and increase the members’ participation in the working of the multistate co-operative societies, so as to increase public faith in these societies and create a conducive environment for their growth and development;

 

(ii)  to facilitate the building of self-reliant and democratic co-operative institutions;

 

 

 

 

 

 

(iii) to enable cooperative societies to compete in the new economic environment and to raise resources more effectively by promoting functional autonomy and professionalization; and

 

(iv) to protect the interest of the depositors/members from the vested interest and mismanagement of the Multi-State Coop. Society.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

 

To provide for the creation of an ecosystem where the farmers and traders enjoy the freedom of choice relating to sale and purchase of farmers’ produce which facilitates remunerative prices through competitive alternative trading channels; to promote efficient, transparent and barrier-free  inter-State and intra-State trade and commerce of farmers’ produce outside the physical premises of markets or deemed markets notified  under various State agricultural produce market legislation and to provide a facilitative framework of electronic trading. 

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Prices Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

To provide a national framework on farming agreements that would protect and empower farmers to engage with agri-business firms, processers, aggregators, wholesalers, large retailers and exporters etc, for farm services and sale of future farming produce at a mutually agreed remunerative price framework.

 

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance)

 

To extend the tenure of Board of Governors for another one year period.   

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance)

 

To supersede the Central Council of Indian Medicine by the Board of Governors for a period of one year.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

(i) To empower the central government to control the production, supply, distribution, trade, and commerce in certain commodities; (ii) to increase competition in the agriculture sector and enhance farmers’ income; and (iii) to liberalise the regulatory system while protecting the interests of consumers.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Insolvency & Bankruptcy (Second) Amendment Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

 

To provide for insertion of section 10A in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 to temporarily suspend initiation of corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under section 7, 9 and 10 of the Code for a period of six months or such further period, not exceeding one year from the date of promulgation.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Bilateral Netting of Financial Contracts Bill, 2020

To enable India to become one of the major markets for the Over-The-Counter (OTC) Derivatives products to significantly strengthen the financial stability of the country.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020

To permit Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) other than NBFC-Factors (whose principal business is factoring) to undertake factoring business as well, and also to permit Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) entities to act as agents for financiers for filing of registration of charge with the Central Registry as this will lead to operational efficiency.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Pension Fund Regulatory And Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Further to amend the PFRDA Act, 2013 to fulfill the Budget Announcement - 2019 regarding the separation of NPS Trust from PFRDA and Budget Announcement-2020 for ensuring universal pension coverage as well as strengthening PFRDA.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

(i)            To strengthen the regulatory framework of Co-operative Banks.

 

(ii)           To enable suspension of business by a banking company and preparation of scheme of reconstruction or amalgamation. 

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

 

 

 

To address the challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting the statutory and regulatory compliances due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020

To establish Allied and Health Care Professional’s Central Council for maintaining standards of education and practice through the constitution of Central and Corresponding State Councils for Allied and Health Care Professions.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

To provide preventive measures against the violence on ‘health care personnel’ and damage of property in the situation of COVID-19.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020.

To establish the National Board, the State Boards and the National Registry for the Regulation and Supervision of assisted reproductive technology clinics and the assisted reproductive technology banks, for prevention of misuse and for safe and ethical practice of assisted reproductive technology services.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Salary and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

To reduce the sumptuary allowance {for expenditure incurred in entertaining visitors) at different rates to: (i) the Prime Minister (Rs 3,000), (ii) other Cabinet Ministers (Rs 2,000), (iii) Ministers of State (Rs 1,000), and (iv) Deputy Ministers (Rs 600)} payable to each Minister by 30% for a period of one year commencing from April 1, 2020 to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Jammu and Kashmir Official Language, Bill, 2020

To provide for the languages to be used for the official purposes of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2020

To amend the GNCTD Act, 1991 to bring ease in implementation of certain provisions of the Act.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020

To streamline and strengthen the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 towards better compliance and effective enforcement.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2020

To amend section 8A

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2020

To provide for complete mechanisation of sewer cleaning and to provide better protection in work and the compensation in case of accidents.

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2020.

To amend the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020 - To replace an Ordinance

To reduce the salary of Members of Parliament (MPs) by 30% for a period of one year commencing from April 1, 2020 to meet the exigencies arising out of COVID-19.

For introduction, consideration and passing

 

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

 

(i)            Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bill relating to the First Batch of  Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2020-21.

(ii)           Discussion and return of the Appropriation Bill relating to the Excess Demands for Grants for the year 2016-17.

Desh Deepak Verma
Secretary-General