A Statement  (not to be taken as exhaustive) showing Government Legislative and other Business expected to be  taken up during the Hundred and Ninety-sixth  Session of the Rajya Sabha is appended:

I-LEGISLATIVE  BUSINESS

BILLS PENDING IN RAJYA SABHA

 

 Sl. No.

Name of the Bill

Status/purport

Motion proposed to be moved During the Session

1.

The Indian Contract (Amendment) Bill, 1990.  

Introduced on 10.5.1990. To empower the Government to recover by way of damage, double the amount of fee, commission or other considerations paid to any person for negotiating, procuring, making or entering into contract with the Government.

To be withdrawn 

2.

The University Grants Commission (Amendment) Bill, 1995. 

 

Introduced on 2.6.1995.The Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development was presented on 16.8.1995.To strengthen the UGC to enable it to deal effectively with the emerging challenges; to enhance the penalty for contravention of the provisions of Act and to provide for the establishment/regulation of self financing/foreign universities.

Consideration and passing

3.

The National Cooperative Development Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 1995.

Introduced on 25.8.1995.The Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture laid in Rajya Sabha on 17.12.1996.To diversify the National Cooperative Development Corporation activities and facilitating financing of Projects concerning integrated development of agriculture and rural development through cooperatives.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

4.

The Private Universities (Establishment and Regulation) Bill, 1995.

Introduced on 25.8.1995.The report of the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 29.8.1996. To provide for establishment of self financing private universities and to regulate their functioning. (This Bill is proposed to be subsumed in the University Grants Commission (Amendment) Bill).

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 5.

 The Delhi Rent (Amendment) Bill, 1997.

 Introduced on 28.7.1997.The Report of the Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 21.12.2000.To balance the interests of landlords and tenants and to provide for the regulation of rents, repairs, maintenance and evictions relating to premises.

 Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

 6.

 The Prevention of Money Laundering Bill, 1999 (as reported by Select Committee).

 The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 2.12.1999 is pending in Rajya Sabha.The report of Select  Committee presented on 24.7.2000.To prevent money laundering. 

Consideration and passing

 7. 

 

 

 

 

The Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Bill, 2001.

 

Introduced on 7.3.2001.The Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 5.12.2001.To provides for a total ban on advertising of Cigarettes and other tobacco products and prohibits sponsorship of sports and cultural events either directly or indirectly, sale of tobacco products to minors and smoking in public places.

Consideration and passing

8.

The Foreign Trade (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 24.4.2001 .The Report of the Standing Committee on Commerce was presented to Rajya Sabha on 18.3.2002.To incorporate the provision regarding Imposition of Quarantine Restrictions on Safeguard grounds.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

9.

The Coast Guard (Amendment) Bill, 2001

Introduced on 28.11.2001.Making provisions of the Coast Guard Act in conformity with certain provisions of the Army Act, 1950 Navy Act, 1957 and the Code of Criminal  Procedure, 1943 and matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

10.

The Delhi University (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

Introduced on 13.3.2002.To facilitate affiliation of the institutions and colleges located in Delhi with the Indraprastha Vishwavidyalaya.

Consideration and passing 

 

 11.

 The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2002

 Introduced on 24.4.2002.To obtain prior approval from Central Govt. to open new Homoeopathy Colleges.

Consideration and passing 

12.  

 

 

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

 

Introduced on 6.5.2002.To strengthen the Punitive measures for illegal unauthorized abortions and avoiding delay in approving places of Medical Termination of Pregnancy by delegating powers to District Level Committees.

Consideration and passing 

13.  

 

 

The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2002. 

Bill as passed by the Lok Sabha on 9.5.2002 is pending in Rajya SabhaTo de-link GIC from its four subsidiary companies and transfer and vesting of the Subsidiary Companies from GIC to the Central Government.

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok Sabha 

14.

 

 

 

 

 

 15. 

The Banking Service Commission (Repeal) Bill, 2002.

 

 

 

 

 

The Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

The Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 9.5.2002 is pending in Rajya Sabha.To repeal the Banking Service Commission Act, 1984.Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 15.5.2002 is pending in Rajya Sabha.To amend the Insurance Act for smooth functioning of opened up Insurance Sector, and also to allow direct entry of Co-operatives into Insurance Sector and to make provisions for payment of commission and fees for insurance intermediaries and payment of premium through Credit Card, Smart Card etc.

 

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok Sabha

 

 

 

 

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok Sabha

16.

The Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2002

 

The Bill as passed by the Lok Sabha on 15.5.2002 is pending in Rajya Sabha.

 To bring amendments in the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok Sabha 

 

 

BILLS PENDING IN LOK SABHA

 

1.

The Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999 as reported by Joint Committee.

Introduced on 20.12.1999.Report of the Joint Committee was presented to Lok Sabha on 22.11.2000.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.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

2. 

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 Assemblies.

Consideration and passing 

3.

The Biological Diversity Bill, 2000. 

 

Introduced on 15.5.2000.The Report of the Standing Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & Forests laid in Lok Sabha on 4.12.2001.To provide for conservation of Bio-diversity, sustainable use of its components and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the use of its components.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

4. 

 

 

 

The Freedom of Information Bill, 2000. 

 Introduced on 25.7.2000.(Consideration deferred on 11.8.2000).The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs laid in Lok Sabha on 25.7.2001.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.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

 5.

 

 The Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Bill, 2000.

 Introduced on 20.12.2000.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Finance was presented in Lok Sabha on 23.11.2001.

 The Bill seeks to strengthen fiscal management.

 Consideration and passing

 

 

6.

 

The Lokpal Bill, 2001. 

 

Introduced on 14.8.2001.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs laid in Lok Sabha on 26.2.2002.

 To provide for the establishment of the institution of Lokpal to inquire into allegations of corruption against public functionaries and for matters connected therewith.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

 

 7.

 The Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2001.

 Introduced on 31.8.2001. The Report of the Standing Committee on Industry was presented on 14.5.2002.

 To provide for regulation and development of mineral resources in the territorial waters, continental shelf, exclusive economic zone and other maritime zones of India.

 Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

8. 

 

 

 

The Constitution Scheduled Castes Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2001. 

Introduced on 31.8.2001.

The Report of Standing Committee on Labour presented on 17.5.2002.

 To modify the Scheduled Castes list of 18 States/Union Territories.

Consideration and passing

 

 

9.

 

The Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 2001. 

 

Introduced on 31.8.2001.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairslaid in Lok Sabha on 14.5.2002.

 To provide for formation and conversion of cooperatives into companies.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

10. 

The Delhi Municipal Corporation (Validation of Electricity Tax) Act and other Laws (Repeal) Bill, 2002.

Introduced on 10.5.2002.

 To repeal twenty two laws of the UTs.

Consideration and passing 

11.

The Refugee Relief Taxes (Abolition) Repeal Bill, 2002.

Introduced on 13.5.2002.

 The Act has served   its purpose and is proposed to be repealed. Its replacement will not effect the amendments already made.

Consideration and passing 

 

 

 

 

 BILLS ORIGINATING IN RAJYA SABHA AND PENDING BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEES

 

 1. 

 

 

 

 

2.

 The Provisions of Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2001.

 

 

 

  The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

 Introduced on 30.7.2001.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development on 8.8.2001.

 To extend provisions of the Constitution (74th Amendment) Act, 1992 to scheduled areas.

  Introduced on 5.12.2001.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 10.12.2001.

 To reform electoral laws in respect of elections to the Council of States.

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

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

 

3.

 

 

The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2002. 

 

Introduced on 16.5.2002.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Labour and Welfare on 4.6.2002.

 To amend Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

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

 

 BILLS ORIGINATING IN LOK SABHA AND PENDING BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEES

 

1. 

 

 

 

The Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) and Financial Institutions Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2000. 

 

 

Introduced on 13.12.2000.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Finance on 18.12.2000.

To enable grant of greater managerial autonomy to Public Sector Banks and to bring down the minimum share holding of the Central Govt. in nationalized banks from 51% to 33 percent.

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

 

2.  

The Financial Companies Regulation Bill, 2000.  

 

 

Introduced on 13.12.2000. The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Finance on 19.12.2000.

 To make the regulation of Non-Banking Financial Companies effective and to protect depositors’ interests.

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

3.

The Airports Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2000. 

 

 

 

Introduced on 30.11.2000.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Transport & Tourism on 6.2.2001.

 To lease out the major airports on long term basis for the purpose of maintenance, provision of services and development of leased airports.

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

4.

The Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Cess Amendment Bill, 2000.

Introduced on 15.12.2000.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Science & Technology and Environment & Forests on 6.2.2001.

 To enhance the Water Cess rates.

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

5.

The Delhi Apartment Ownership Bill, 2001.

 

Introduced on 24.7.2001.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development on 27.7.2001.

 To provide heritable and transferable right to every apartment owner and also to provide for an association of apartment owners for maintenance of common areas and facilities.

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

 

6. 

 

The Competition Bill, 2001. 

 

 

Introduced on 6.8.2001.

The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 21.8.2001.

 To provide for the establishment of a Commission to prevent practices having adverse effect on Competition to protect interests of consumers etc.

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

7. 

 

 

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2001 

 

 

 

Introduced on 30.8.2001.

The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 7.9.2001.

 To streamline provisions regarding sickness liquidation and amalgamation of companies.

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

8.

 

The Sick Industrial Companies (Special Provisions) Repeal Bill, 2001.

 

 

Introduced on 30.8.2001.

The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Finance on 30.8.2001.

 The Bill seeks facilitating/expediting revival/rehabilitation of sick companies and protection of workers’ interests and where necessary, winding up of Companies.

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

 

9.

The Electricity Bill, 2001. 

 

 

 

Introduced on 30.8.2001.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Energy on 31.8.2001.

 To consolidate and amend the existing three Laws (Indian Electricity Act, 1910; Electricity (Supply) Act, 1948 and Electricity Regulatory Commission Act, 1998).

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

 

10.

The Communication Convergence Bill, 2001

Introduced on 31.8.2001.

The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Information Technology on 31.8.2001.

 To provide for the promotion, Development and regulation of Carriage and content of communications (including broadcasting, telecommunications and multimedia), for the establishment of an autonomous commission to regulate carriage of all forms of communications, and for the setting-up of an Appellate Tribunal and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

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

 11.

 

 The Major Port Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

 

 Introduced on 31.8.2001.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Transport and Tourism on 7.9.2001.

 To enable Government to vest undertaking of Major Ports in successor companies (formed under the Companies Act), related matters and powers to remove difficulties. 

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

12.

The Protection from Domestic Violence Bill, 2002.

 

 

Introduced on 8.3.2002. The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Human Resource Development on 2.5.2002.

 To prevent domestic violence against women.

 

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

13.

 

 

 

The Infant Milk Substitutes, Feeding Bottles and Infant Foods (Regulation of Production, Supply and Distribution) Amendment Bill, 2002.

 

Introduced on 8.3.2002.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Human Resource Development on 14.5.2002.

 To amend the Infant Milk Substitutes Act.

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

14.

The Petroleum Regulatory Board Bill, 2002. 

 

 

 

Introduced on 6.5.2002.The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Petroleum & Chemicals on 17.5.2002.

 To set up a Petroleum Regulatory Board to oversee and regulate the petroleum sector subsequent to dismantling of Administered Pricing Mechanism (APM) w.e.f. 1.4.2002.

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

15.

The Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

 

 

Introduced on 17.5.2002.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Information Technology on 17.5.2002.

 To make the act more stringent and effective.

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

16.

The Election and Other Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

Introduced on 19.3.2002.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 28.5.2002.

 To reform electoral laws relating to funding of elections, etc.

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

17. 

 

 

The Repatriation of Prisoners Bill, 2002.

 

Introduced on 9.5.2002.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 28.5.2002.

 To repatriate convicted foreign offenders from India to the countries of their origin and vice- versa.

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

18. 

The Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2002. 

 

 

Introduced on 17.5.2002.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 28.5.2002.

 Addition of five years of service of a Part I Judge of Supreme Courts for pension.

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

 

 

NEW BILLS

 

 

1. 

The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Bill, 2002.

(To replace Ordinance) 

To replace the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Ordinance, 2002.(No 2 of 2002, Promulgated on 21.6.2002)

 For enacting a new law for regulation of securitization and reconstruction of Financial Assets, Enforcement of Security Interest and formation of Asset Reconstruction Companies.

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

2.

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To amend the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act, 1985.

Introduction, consideration and passing 

3.

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2002.

To make the Wildlife (Protection) Act more stringent.

Introduction, consideration and passing

4. 

The Prevention of Food Adulteration (Extension to Kohima and Mokokchung Districts) (Repeal) Bill, 2002.

To repeal the Prevention of Food Adulteration (Extension to Kohima and Mokokchung Districts) Act, 1972.

Introduction, consideration and passing

 Introduction, consideration and passing

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

 Introduction, consideration and passing

5.

The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Amendment Bill, 2002.

The Bill seeks to amend the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 in view of new developments in the technology and to make the Act more comprehensive.

6.

The Countess of Dufferin’s Fund (Repeal) Bill, 2002.

To repeal the Countess of Dufferin’s Fund Act, 1957.

7.

The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To empower Central Govt. to regulate opening of new Colleges of Indian Systems of Medicine, increase of admission capacity of ISM colleges and starting of new higher courses of study.

8.

The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To amend the provision of the SPG Act so as to restrict SPG cover to former PMs for a period of one year and their family members for a period of three months. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

9.

The National Commission for Children Bill, 2002.

To set up a National Commission for Children.

  

Introduction, consideration and passing

10.

The Emigration (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To provide for setting up of Central Manpower Export Promotion Council and constitution of the Indian Overseas Workers’ Welfare Fund.

Introduction, consideration and passing

11.

The Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

With the liberalization, privatization & globalization of Indian economy, some amendments in the ID Act, 1947 have become necessary. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

12.

The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2002.

Revision of family pension of the Judges of High Courts and Supreme Court. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

13.

The Administrative Tribunals (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To amend the Act to conform it with the various pronouncements of the Apex Court and provide a provision for abolition of the Administrative Tribunals if and when considered appropriate. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

14.

The Control of National Highways (Land & Traffic) Bill, 2002.

To provide for control of land within National Highways right of way and traffic moving on the National Highways and also for removal of unauthorized occupation thereon. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

15.

The Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and fixed Platforms (in the Continental Shelf of India) Bill, 2002. 

To give effect to the IMO convention on Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Maritime Navigation, 1958 and protocol for fixed Platforms located on the Continental Shelf, 1988.

Introduction, consideration and passing

16.

The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To implement number of international conventions/protocol of IMO. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

17.

The Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles & Textile Articles) (Repeal) Bill, 2002. 

To Repeal the Additional Duties of Excise (Textiles & Textile Articles) Act, 1978.

Introduction, consideration and passing

18.

The Textile Committee (Repeal) Bill, 2002.

To Repeal section 5A (1) of the Textile Committee Act, 1963. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

19.

The Imperial Library (Indenture Validation) Repeal Bill, 2002.

To repeal the Imperial Library (Indenture Validation) Act, 1902.

Introduction, consideration and passing

20. 

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

Modifications in the orders specifying the lists of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes under Articles 341 and 342 of the Constitution.

Introduction, consideration and passing

 

 Introduction, consideration and passing

 Introduction, consideration and passing

 

Introduction, consideration and passing

 Introduction, consideration and passing

 

Introduction, consideration and passing 

21.

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

(Amendment of Article 338)

Setting up of a National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. 

22.

The Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Bill, 2002.

To provide for the operation and maintenance and to regulate the working of the Metro railways in the Metro-politan cities and for matters connected therewith.

23.

The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To enhance the punishment for dishonour of cheques and simplify the disposal of cases by the court.

24.

The Indian Contract (Amendment) Bill, 2002. 

 

To empower the Government to recover by way of damage, double the amount of fees, commission or other considerations paid to any person for negotiating, procuring, making or entering into contract with the Government.

 25.

 The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

 To provide for furnishing of certain additional information by candidates seeking to contest elections.

 

 

II – OTHER BUSINESS

(i)   FINANCIAL

 1.             Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands after they have been passed by the Lok Sabha:- 

(a)     Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2002-03 (Ist Batch)

(b)     Demands for Excess Grants (General) for 1999-2000.

 2.             Consideration and return of the Appropriation Bills relating to the following Demands after they have been passed by the Lok Sabha:-

 (a)     Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2002-03.

(b)     Demands for Excess Grants (Railways) for 1999-2000.

 

(ii)   NON-FINANCIAL

 1.        Discussion on the Resolution seeking approval to the rejection of the Award of Board of Arbitration in CA Reference No. 11/92 for upward revision of pay scale  from Rs. 1200-2040 to 1400-2600 (Pre-revised) in the Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in CSSS.

 2.        Discussion on the Resolution seeking approval to the rejection of the Award of Board of Arbitration in CA Reference No. 02/91 for grant of special pay to Private Secretaries (merged grades ‘A’ and ‘B’ of CSSS)

 3.        Discussion on the Resolution seeking approval to the rejection of the Award of Board of Arbitration on OTA as required under the JCM Scheme.

 4.        Discussion on the Resolution seeking approval to the rejection of the Award of Board of Arbitration on Encashment of leave while in service.

 5.        Discussion on the Resolution for adoption of recommendations of Railway Convention Committee (RCC) (1999) contained in their      5th Report on Rate of Dividend for 2002-03 and other ancillary matters.