RAJYA SABHA

Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Hundred and Eighty-ninth Session of the Rajya Sabha

LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
BILLS PENDING IN RAJYA SABHA

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  Name of the Bill 
 
 Present State and Purport to be moved during the session  Motion proposed

1.

The Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill, 1986 The Bill was returned by the President on 12.3.90.

To make the act more stringent and effective.

May be withdrawn.

2.

The Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 1992 Introduced on 25.11.92

The Bill seeks to make necessary provisions for enabling the Central Government to authorise its Officers to take action against persons who have contravened the provisions of section 18 relating to restrictions of disclosure of information or those of section 10 relating to prevention of entry into prohibited areas.

May be withdrawn

3.

The Indian Boilers (Amendment) Bill, 1994 Introduced on 13.5.94

The report of the Standing Committee on Industry presented on 29.3.95.

To provide for the inspection of boilers during manufacture, erection and use in line, enhancing the penalties for contravention of the provisions of the Act, change in the procedure for filling appeals, energy audit for achieving higher efficiencies in the use of boilers and for defining the powers of the Central Boilers Board and enforcing the implementation of the provisions of the Act and the regulations made thereunder.

Consideration and passing

4.

The Code of Criminal Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 1994. Introduced on 9.5.94 

The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 28.2.1996.

To implement the recommendations made by the Law Commission and the National Police Commission, the observations made by the Courts and the suggestions received from the State Governments and others and with a view to removing certain difficulties or lacunae

Consideration and passing

5.

The Private Security Guards and Agencies (Regulation) Bill, 1994. Introduced on 14.12.94.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 28.2.1996. The Motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 4.8.1997; Discussion on the Bill was deferred on 7.8.1997 as agreed to by the House.

To regulate the functioning of Private Security Guards and Agencies of the country.

Consideration and passing.

6.

The Salaries, Allowances, Leave and Pension of the Officers & Servants of the Delhi High Court Bill, 1994 Introduced on 19.8.1994

The Motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 22.8.1994, discussion was not concluded. The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 26.8.1994

To provide for the regulation of Salaries, allowances, leave and pension of the officers and servants of the Delhi High Court and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto 

Consideration and passing

7.

The Salaries, Allowances, Leave and Pension of the Officers & Servants of the Supreme Court Bill, 1994 Introduced on 19.8.1994

The Motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 22.8.1994. Discussion was not concluded. The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 26.8.1994

Consideration and passing

8.

The Coal India (Regulation of Transfers and Validation) Bill, 1995 Introduced on 14.2.1995

The Report of the Standing Committee on Energy laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 8.3.1996. The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Energy on 21.4.1999. The Committee could not present its report before the dissolution of 12th Lok Sabha. Re-referred to Standing Committee on 2.2.2000

To empower the Central Government to direct the transfer of land or of the rights in or over land or of the right, title and interest in relation to coal mine, cooking coal mine or coke oven plant, vested in the Coal India Limited or in a subsidiary company to any subsidiary company of Coal India Limited or any other subsidiary company and to validate certain transfers of such land or right.

Consideration and passing

9.

The Constitution (Eighty-third Amendment) Bill, 1997 Introduced on 28.7.1997

The Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 24.11.1997.

To provide free and compulsory education to all citizens of the age of six to fourteen years.

Consideration and passing

10.

The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 1998 Introduced on 23.12.1998

The Bill referred to Standing Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution on 20.1.1999. The Committee could not present its report before dissolution of 12th Lok Sabha. Re-referred to Standing Committee on 21.2.2000

To strengthen the Forward Markets Commission as also arrangements for trading in order to expand the scope of future trading in India.

Consideration and passing

11.

The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 1998. Introduced on 9.7.98.

The motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 22nd July, 1998, discussion on the Bill was deferred. Report of the Standing Committee on Finance laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 30.11.98.

To take care of certain obligations arising under 1998 UN Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and psychotropic Substances and to make the Act more effective.

Consideration and passing.

12.

The North Eastern Council (Amendment) Bill, 1998. Introduced on 8.12.1998.

To associate Chief Ministers of North Eastern States as members, delete the security function and include Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission as Chairman of the Council.

Consideration and passing.

13.

The Major Port Trusts

(Amendment) Bill, 1998.

Introduced on 2.12.98

The Report of the Standing Committee on Transport and Tourism presented on 8.3.1999.

To enable the major ports to form Joint Venture Companies and to invest funds in such companies.

Consideration and passing.

14.

The Patents (Second Amendment) Bill, 1999 Introduced on 20.12.1999

The Motion for reference of the Bill to a Joint Committee was moved and adopted on 21.12.1999

To fulfil international obligation in accordance with the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPS).

Consideration and passing

15.

The Army and Air Force (Disposal of Private Property) Amendment Bill, 1999 Introduced on 25.2.1999.

The Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Defence on 9.3.1999. The Committee could not present its report before dissolution of 12th Lok Sabha. Re-referred to Standing Committee on 21.2.2000.

To amend Section 1 of the Army and Air Force (Disposal of Private Property) Act, 1950 to raise the limit of total value of the movable and immovable property which could be delivered to a person without production of a succession certificate from ten thousand rupees to two lakh rupees.

Consideration and passing

16.

The Small Industries Development Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 1999 Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 22.12.1999 was laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 23.12.1999

To enlarge the share holders' base of SIDBI and provide a SIDBI with greater functional autonomy and operational flexibility.

Consideration and passing

17.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Bill, 1999 Bill as passed by Lok Sabha laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 3.12.1999.

Motion for reference of the Bill to a Select Committee was moved and adopted on 8.12.1999. To enact provision for confiscation of the proceeds of crime and to declare the act of money laundering as a criminal offence.

Consideration and passing

18.

The Explosive Substances

(Amendment) Bill, 1999

Introduced on 23.12.1999.

The Bill was referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 14.1.2000.

To amend the parent act to provide for more stringent punishment in cases of use of RDX, PENT etc.

Consideration and passing

19.

The Lotteries (Prohibition) Bill, 1999 Introduced on 23.12.1999

Referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 16.2.2000.

To put a ban on lotteries permissible under entry 40 of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution.

Consideration and passing

20.

The Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout-Design Bill, 1999 Introduced on 20.12.1999.

The Bill was referred to Standing committee on Science and Technology and Environment and Forests on 21.1.2000.

To provide for the protection of Semiconductor integrated circuits Lay-out Designs and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 

Consideration and passing

21.

The Repealing and Amending Bill, 1999 Introduced on 21.12.1999.

Scavenging of obsolete enactments which have ceased to be in force where as separate Acts are unnecessary and to amend certain other enactments.

Consideration and passing

22.

The Constitution (Eighty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 1999 Introduced on 17.12.1999.

Referred to Standing Committee on Urban & rural Development on 13.1.2000.

To exempt the State of Arunachal Pradesh from the application of article 243D relating to the reservtion of seats in Panchayats for the Scheduled Castes.

Consideration and passing

23.

The Constitution (Eighty-eighth Amendment) Bill, 1999. Introduced on 23.12.1999.

The Bill was referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 21.1.2000.

To move for constitutional amendment with a view to restore the reservations which were withdrawn vide instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training on 22.7.1997

Consideration and passing

BILLS PENDING IN LOK SABHA

1.

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Bill, 1999. Introduced on 14.12.1999.

The Motion for reference of the Bill to a Joint Committee was moved and adopted on 21.12.1999.

To encourage the development of new varieties of plants and ensure availability of quality seeds and planting material of such varieties by protecting the rights of breeders, researchers and farmers.

Consideration and passing.

2.

The Information Technology Bill, 1999 Introduced on 16.12.1999

The Bill was referred to Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests on 14.1.2000.

To provide legal recognitions carried out by means of electronic data inter change and other means of electronic communication, commonly referred to as "electronic commerce" which involve the use of alternatives to paper-based methods of communication and storage of information, to facilitate electronic filing of documents with the Government agencies and further to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1972, the Banker’s Book Evidence Act, 1891 and the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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Consideration and passing.

3.

The Constitution (Eighty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 1999. Introduced on 23.12.1999.

To provide reservation of seats for women in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly.

Consideration and passing.

 

     

4.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 1999.  Introduced on 9.12.1999.

The Bill was referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 14.1.2000.

To provide proxy voting facility to armed forces, etc.

Consideration and passing.
 
 
 
 

 

5.

The Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 1999 Introduced on 23.12.1999

Referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 17.1.2000

To ensure better corporate governance, transparency in working of companies and also ensure more effective enforcement by enhancing the penalty/punishment for contravention so as to ensure better compliance of the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956.

Consideration and passing

6.

The Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999 Introduced on 20.12.1999

Motion for reference of the Bill to a Joint Committee was moved and adopted on 21.12.1999.

To provide for the constitution of a Central Vigilance commission to inquire or cause inquiries to be conducted into offences alleged to have been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 by certain categories of Public servants, of the Central Government corporations established by or under any societies and local authorities owned or controlled by the Central Government and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Consideration and passing

7.

The Electricity Regulatory Commissions (Amendment) Bill, 1999. Introduced on 23.12.1999.

Referred to Standing Committee on Energy.

To enable two or more State/U.Ts to form Joint Electricity Regulatory Commissions.

Consideration and passing

NEW BILLS

1. The Recovery of Debts Due to Bank and Financial Institutions (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To replace the Recovery of Debts Due to Banks and financial Institutions (Amendment Ordinance, 2000 (No.1 of 2000) (promulgated on 17.1.2000).

To strengthen the legal frame work for recovery of Non-performing Assets of Banks/financial Institutions.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

2. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To replace the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000 (No. 2 of 2000) (promulgated on 17.1.2000).

To vest the Central Government to appoint other members of TRAI, to establish an Appellate Tribunal to adjudicate any dispute between a licensor and a licensee.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.
3. The Multi-State Cooperative Societies Bill, 2000 To replace the MSCS Act, 1984 to give more functional autonomy to Multi-State. Cooperative Societies. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
4. The Insecticides (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To make insecticides Act more effective and stringent. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
       
5. The Aquaculture Authority Bill, 2000 To provide for the establishment of an Aquaculture Authority for regulating the activities connected with Aquaculture in the coastal areas in an eco-friendly manner. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
6. The Chemical Weapons Convention Bill, 2000 To give effect to various obligations under the Chemical Weapons Convention Introduction, Consideration and passing.
7. The Airports Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2000.  To lease out the major Airports on long term basis for the purpose of maintenance, provision of services and development of leased Airports.

 

Introduction, Consideration and passing.
8. The Coffee (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To allow the coffee growers to market their produce either in internal or international market according to their choice by abolishing the pooling system altogether. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
9. The Protection of Undisclosed information Bill, 2000. To protect undisclosed inforamtion. Introduction, consideration and passing.
10. The Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To bring the Act in line with latest advances in technology and socio-economic development and to provide licenses to private couriers to bring them under the regulatory control of the Government
 
 

 

Introduction, consideration and passing.
11. The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To carry out amendments in the Essential commodities Act, 1955 Introduction, consideration and passing.
12. The Food Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To amendment Section 34 of the Food Corporations Act, 1964 (37 of 19964) relating to audit of Accounts of Food Corporations.

 

Introduction, consideration and passing.
13. The Sugar Cane Control (Additional Powers) Repeal Bill, 2000 To repeal the Sugar Control (Additional Powers) Act, 1962 as recommended by the Jain Commission. Introduction, consideration and passing.
14. The Bio-diversity Bill, 2000. To provide for conservation of bio-diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of biological resources. Introduction, consideration and passing.
15. The State Financial Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2000.  To enhance the share holders base of State Financial Corporations and to provide greater functional autonomy and operational flexibility Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

16. The Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provision) (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To deal with industrial sickness in place of Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provision) Act, 1985. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
17. The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To give effect to the Alternative schemes of Devolution as recommended by Tenth Finance Commission with some modifications. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
18. The National Housing Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To regulate the activities of Housing Finance Institutions more effectively and to develop secondary mortgage market in the country to authorise Housing Finance Institutions to recover their over dues by speedier method of recovery etc. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
19. The Finance Bill, 2000. To give effect to Government proposals regarding taxes. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
20. The Direct-Tax Laws (Miscellaneous) Repeal Bill, 2000. To repeal certain enactments relating to direct taxes. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
21. The Indian Penal Code (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To amend Section 376 of IPC to provide death penalty for the offence of rape. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
22. The President's Emoluments and Pension (Amendment) Bill, 2000 patents (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To provide for pension and accommodation to the spouse of the Ex-Presidents after their death. Introduction, Consideration and passing.
23. The Uttar Pradesh (Reorganization) (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To create a new State of Uttaranchal out of Uttar Pradesh. Introduction, consideration and passing.
24. The Bihar (Reorganization) Bill, 2000. To create a new State of Vananchal out of Bihar. Introduction, consideration and passing.
25. The Madhya Pradesh (Reorganization) (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To create a new State of Chhatisgarh out of Madhya Pradesh. Introduction, consideration and passing.
26. The Delhi University (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To clarify the jurisdiction problem arising due to setting up of a new State University viz. Indraprastha University in Delhi. Introduction, consideration and passing.
27. The National Commission for Children Bill, 2000. To set up a National Commission for Children. Introduction, consideration and passing.
28. The Contract Labour (Regulation of Employment and Condition of Service) Bill, 2000. To meet the challenges of the new competitive industrial environment and to provide for flexibility in out sourcing and type of activity to specialized firms having the professional experience and expertise in the relevant area. Introduction, consideration and passing.
29. The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To extend the coverage of Act, remove ambiguity/weaknesses for the provisions of the Act, prescribe more effective grievances redressal mechanism and to strengthen compensation for penal provision of the Act. Introduction, consideration and passing.
30. The Minimum Age for Admission to Employment and Work Bill, 2000. To enact central legislation (I) to fix minimum age of fourteen years for admission to employment and work, in all occupations but excluding agriculture in family and small holdings producing for own consumption and not regularly employing hired workers and (II) to fix a minimum age of not less than eighteen years for admission to any type of employment or work which by its nature or circumstances in which it is carried out is likely to jeopardise the health, safety and morals of young persons. Introduction, consideration and passing.
       
31. The Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2000. With the liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation of Indian economy, some amendments in the Industrial disputes Act 1947 have become necessary. Introduction, consideration and passing.
32. The National Judicial Commission Bill, 2000. To set up National Judicial Commission to recommend judicial appointments in the Supreme Court and the High Courts and to draw up a code of ethics for the judiciary. Introduction, consideration and passing. 
33. The Delegated Legislation Provision (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To amend certain Acts to implement the recommendation of the Committee of Subordinate Legislation regarding Publications and laying of Rules and other enactments. Introduction, consideration and passing.
34. The Indian Contract (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To exempt Bank guarantee from the purview of section 28 of the Act, of 1972. Introduction, consideration and passing.
35. The Indian Companies (Foreign Interests) Repeal Bill, 2000. To repeal Indian Companies (Foreign Interests) Act, 1918. Introduction, consideration and passing.
36. The Companies (Temporary Restrictions on Dividends ) Repeal Bill, 2000. To repeal the Companies (Temporary Restrictions on Dividends) Act, 1974.  Introduction, consideration and passing.
37. The Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2000. To enable coal and lignite mining by Indian companies in the private and public sector without the existing restriction of captive consumption and also to allow them to be engaged in exploration of coal and lignite resources. Introduction, consideration and passing.
38. The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Amendment, Bill, 2000 To enhance certain facilities to MPs and to allow former MPs of the pre-maturely dissolved Lok Sabha to avail the balance of the free telephone calls in the capacity of MP in that year from the date of dissolution of Lok Sabha till the creation of new Lok Sabha. Introduction, consideration and passing.
39. The Leaders and Chief Whips of Recognised Parties and Groups (Facilities) (Amendment) Bill, 2000. To extend the Secretarial and telephone facilities to Deputy Leaders also. Introduction, consideration and passing.
40. The Anti-Corruption and Election Law (Amendment)

2000.

To provide for prosecution sanctioning authority under Sec. 19(1) of the P.C. Act, 1988 in respect of Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assemblies and consequent disqualification upon conviction. Introduction, consideration and passing.
41. The Freedom of Information Bill, 2000. To provide freedom to every citizen to secure access to information under the control of public authorities in order to promote openness, transparency and accountability in administration. Introduction, consideration and passing.
42. The Lokpal Bill, 2000. To provide for the establishment of the institution of Lokpal to inquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries and for matters connected therewith. Introduction, consideration and passing.
43. The Energy Conservation Bill, 2000 To promote efficient use of energy and for its conservation so as to help in bridging the gap between the demand and supply of energy. Introduction, consideration and passing.
44. The Rehabilitation Council of India Bill, 2000. To amend the Act to make it more effective. Introduction, consideration and passing
45. The Persons with Disabilities (Equal opportunities, Protection of Rights and full Participation) (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To improve and strengthen the existing provisions of the Act. Introduction, consideration and passing.
46. The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Amendment) Bill, 2000 To prevent the infliction of trauma, pain or suffering on animals and to take suitable measures for their welfare. Introduction, consideration and passing.
47. The Cell Bill, 2000 To set-up a Dedicated funds of non lapsable nature for the Development of Road Sector.. Introduction, consideration and passing.

OTHER BUSINESS(RS)

( i ) financial Business

  1. Laying of Budget (General) for 2000-2001 at 4.00 p.m. on 29.2.2000
  2. General discussion on Budget (General ) for 2000-2001
  3. Consideration and return of the appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands after they have been passed by the Lok Sabha:-
    1. Demands for Grants on Account (General) for 2000-2001
    2. Supplementary Demands for Grants(General) for 1999-2000
    3. Demands for Grants (General) for 2000-2001.
  1. Laying of Budget (Railway) for 2000-2001 at 2.00 p.m on 25.2.2000
  2. General discussion on Budget (Railway) for 2000-2001.
  1. Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands after they have been passed by the Lok Sabha:
    1. Demands for Grants on Account (Railways) for 2000-2001.
    2. Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 1999-2000.
    3. Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2000-2001.
    4. Demands for Excess Grants(Railways) for 1997-98.

ii) Non-Legislative Business

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

2. Discussion on the Resolution regarding the recommendations contained in the Third Report of Railway Convention Committee (1998) on `Rate of Dividend for 1999-2000 and other Ancillary Matters.