A Statement  (not to be taken as exhaustive) showing Government Legislative and other Business expected to be  taken up during the Hundred and Ninety-seventh  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 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

2.

The North Eastern Council (Amendment) Bill, 1998

Introduced on 8.12.1998.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs was presented to Rajya Sabha on 18.12.2001.

To make North Eastern Council more effective and include Sikkim as a member State in the Council.

 

Consideration and passing

3.

The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 1998

 

Introduced on 23-12-1998.

The report of the Standing Committee on Food, Civil Supplies and Public Distribution laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha on 14-5-2002

To make the parent Act more effective and purposeful.

 

Consideration and passing

4.

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

 

Introduced on 24.4.2001.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Commerce was presented in the Rajya Sabha on 18.3.2002.

To incorporate the provision regarding Imposition of Quarantine Restrictions on Safeguard ground.

 

Consideration and passing

5.

The Banking Service Commission (Repeal) 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.

 

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok  Sabha

6.

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

7.

The Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Bill, 2002

Introduced on 18.7.2002.

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

 

Consideration and passing

8.

The Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2002

 

Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 18-07-2002 is pending in Rajya Sabha.

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

 

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok  Sabha

9.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Introduced on 25-7-2002.

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.

 

Consideration and passing

10.

The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2002

Introduced on 30.7.2002.

To implement a number of International Conventions/Protocol ratified by the Govt. of India.

 

Consideration and passing

11.

The Imperial Library (Indenture Validation) Repeal Bill, 2002

 

Bill as passed by Lok Sabha on 30-07-2002 is pending in Rajya Sabha.

To repeal the Imperial Library

(Indenture Validation) Act, 1902

 

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok  Sabha

12.

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Second Amendment) Bill, 2002

The Bill as passed by the Lok Sabha on 30-7-2002 is pending in Rajya Sabha

Inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in lists of Scheduled Castes of different States/Union Territories as per provisions under Article 341 of the Constitution of India

 

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok  Sabha

13.

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bill as passed by Rajya Sabha on 11.3.2002 was passed by Lok Sabha with amendments on 30-7-2002.  The Bill as returned by Lok Sabha is pending in Rajya Sabha

To quicken disposal of complaints and strengthen the consumer disputes redressal agencies.

 

Consideration and passing as passed by Lok  Sabha

BILLS PENDING IN LOK SABHA

 

1.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 1999

 

Introduced on 9.12.1999.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs was laid in Lok Sabha on 18.4.2001.

To provide proxy voting facility for members of armed forces, etc.

 

Consideration and passing

2.

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

Introduced on 20.12.1999.

The 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

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 Assemblies.

 

Consideration and passing

4.

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

5.

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

6.

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

7.

The Competition Bill, 2001

 

Introduced on 6.8.2001.

The report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented to the Chairman, Rajya Sabha on 23-08-2002

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

 

Consideration and passing

8.

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

9.

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2001

Introduced on 30.8.2001.

The report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs laid in the Lok Sabha on         23-07-2002

To streamline provisions regarding sickness, liquidation and amalgamation of companies.

 

Consideration and passing

10.

The Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 2001

 

 

Introduced on 31.8.2001.

The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs

laid in Lok Sabha on 14.5.2002.

To provide for formation and conversion of cooperatives into companies.

 

Consideration and passing

 

 

 

11.

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

(To replace Ordinance)

 

Introduced on 19.7.2002.

To replace the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest (Second) Ordinance, 2002. (No.3 of 2002) promulgated on 21-8-2002.

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

 

Consideration and passing

12.

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

13.

The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill, 2002

Introduced on 19.7.2002.

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

 

Consideration and passing

14.

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

 

Introduced on 02-08-2002

Revision of family pension of the Judges of Supreme Court.

 

Consideration and passing

15.

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

 

Introduced on 02-08-2002

Revision of family pension of the Judges of High Courts.

 

Consideration and passing

BILLS ORIGINATING IN RAJYA SABHA AND                           PENDING BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEES

 

1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

3.

 

 

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.

 

4.

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.

 

5.

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.

 

6.

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.

 

7.

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.

 

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 Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Second Amendment) Bill,2002

Introduced on 2.8.2002.

The Bill has been referred to Standing Committee on Labour &Welfare on 17.9.2002.

 

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

 

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

 

NEW BILLS

 

1.

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill,2002

( To replace Ordinance)

 

To replace the Representation of the People (Amendment) Ordinance,2002 (No.4 of 2002) promulgated on           24-8-2002.

To provide for furnishing of certain additional information by every contesting/ elected candidates for a House of Parliament or a Legislature of a State

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

2.

The Unit Trust of India(Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal ) Bill, 2002

( To replace Ordinance )

 

To replace the Unit Trust of India (Transfer of Undertaking and Repeal) Ordinance, 2002 (No.5 of 2002) promulgated on          29-10-2002.

 

To repeal the Unit Trust of India Act

 

Introduction, consideration     and passing

3.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

( To replace Ordinance )

 

To replace the Securities and Exchange Board of India

(Amendment) Ordinance, 2002 (No.6 of 2002) promulgated on

29-10-2002.

 

To expand and empowerment of Securities and Exchange Board of India for effective discharge of its functions.

 

Introduction, consideration     and passing

4.

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

( To replace Ordinance )

To replace the Delhi Metro Railways (Operation and Maintenance) Ordinance, 2002 (No.7 of 2002) promulgated on

29-10-2002

 

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

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

5.

The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment          Bill, 2002

 

Effective conservation of wildlife.

Introduction, consideration      and passing

 

6.

The Industrial Development Bank of India ( Repeal ) Bill , 2002.

 

To transform the Industrial Development Bank of India into a Universal Bank.

 

Introduction, consideration     and passing

7.

The Actuaries        Bill, 2002

 

To establish an Institute of Actuaries of India having a statutory character in order to streamline, regulate and develop the profession of actuaries on healthy lines.

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

8.

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill,2002

 

To amend Article 269 and List 1 of the Constitution of India to provide for levy of tax on Services.

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

9.

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

 

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

 

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

10.

The Special Protection Group(Amendment) Bill, 2002.

 

To amend the provision of the SPG Act, 1998 regarding security cover to former PMs and their immediate family members.

 

Introduction, consideration     and passing

11.

The Mysore State Legislature (Delegation of Powers) (Repeal) Bill, 2002

 

To repeal the Mysore Legislature (Delegation of Powers) Act, 1971.

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

12.

The Assam Rifles (Repeal) Bill, 2002

 

To repeal the Assam Rifles Act, 1941(Act V of 1941 ) and replace it with a new Act in order to meet the present requirements of the security forces in the matter of administration and discipline.

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

13.

The National Commission for Children Bill, 2002

 

To set up a National Commission for Children.

Introduction, consideration      and passing

14.

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

15.

The Representation of the People (Second Amendment) Bill, 2002

 

To amend section 8 of the Representation of People Act, 1951 to bring sub-section 8(1) at par with sub-section 8(2) and 8(3) thereof.

Introduction, consideration      and passing

16.

The Transfer of Property

(Amendment ) Bill, 2002

 

To amend section 106 of the Transfer of Property Act,1882 to enable speedy Justice and avoid multiplicity of cases.

 

Introduction, consideration       and passing

17.

The Indian Evidence (Amendment) Bill, 2002

To insert a proviso to section 146 and to delete section 155(4) of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 so that the previous character of a rape victim in her cross examination is no longer relevant.

 

Introduction, consideration      and passing

18.

The Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament and Leaders of Opposition in Parliament

(Second Amendment)        Bill, 2002

 

The Bill Seeks to provide for increased non-official return journey’s from 6 return journey’s to 12 return journey’s along with their families to the Officers of Parliament and the Leaders of Opposition in Parliament in a year, within India, subject to overall entitlement of 48 single journey’s in a year at par with Ministers retrospectively from 17-09-2001

 

Introduction, consideration       and passing

19.

The Administrative Tribunals (Amendment)      Bill, 2002.

 

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

 

Introduction, consideration       and passing

20.

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 occupations thereon.

 

Introduction, consideration       and passing

21.

The Constitution (Amendment)        Bill, 2002.

(Amendment of

Article 338)

 

Setting up of a National Commission for Scheduled Tribes.

Introduction, consideration      and passing