Statement regarding Government Legislative and other Business expected to be taken up during the Two Hundred and Sixth Session of the Rajya Sabha  

 

I.                   LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

(a)

Bills introduced in Rajya Sabha and not referred to Standing Committees

 

 

Nil

 

 

(b)

BILLS INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA, REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES AND THEIR  REPORTS PRESENTED

 

 

Sl.No

Name of the Bill

Status/purport

Motion proposed to be moved during the Session

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2003

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha.

Introduced on 22.8.2003

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 4.3.2005.

                 1

To amend various provisions of the IPC, Cr.P.C., 1973 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1972.

 

Consideration and passing

2

The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2003

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha

Introduced on 23.12.2003

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on 25.2.2005.

 

To amend Chartered Accountants Act, 1949

 

For withdrawal

3

The Cost and Works Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2003

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha

Introduced on 23.12.2003

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on 25.2.2005.

 

To amend Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959

 

For withdrawal

4

The Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2003

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha

Introduced on 23.12.2003

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on 25.2.2005.

 

To amend Company Secretaries Act, 1980

For withdrawal

5.

The Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (Reservation in Posts and Services) Bill, 2004

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha

Introduced on 22.12.2004

 

The Report of the  Department-related Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice presented  on 26.7.2005

 

To provide reservation of posts in civil services for members of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes in Establishment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

Consideration and passing

6

The Manipur University Bill,   2005

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha.

Introduced on 4.5.2005

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 27.7.2005.

 

To establish and incorporate a teaching and affiliating University in the State of Manipur and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 

 

For withdrawal

7.

The Disaster Management Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha

Introduced on 11.5.2005

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 25.8.2005

 

 

To provide for the effective management of disasters and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

Consideration and passing

(c)

Bills Originating in Rajya Sabha and pending  before Standing Committees

  1.  

The Prevention of Child Marriage Bill, 2004

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha.

Introduced on 20.12.2004.

 

The Bill was referred to the Department- related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice on 27.12.2004.

 

To repeal the Child marriage Act, 1929 and to enact a new legislation for the prevention of Child Marriages.

 

May be taken up for Consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented/laid in the Houses

  1.  

The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Amendment and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2005

 

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha.

Introduced on 22.8.2005

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on 31.8.2005.

 

To simplify the forms of registers and returns prescribed under various labour laws.

 

May be taken up for Consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented/laid in the Houses

3.

The  Central Silk Board (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Rajya Sabha

Introduced on 30.8.2005.

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on 15.9.2005.

                                                            

To provide for regulation of the production and sale of silkworm seed.

 

May be taken up for Consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented/laid in the Houses

(d)

BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA AND NOT REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES

 

1.

The Factories  (Amendment) Bill, 2005

Pending in Lok Sabha.

Introduced  on 16.8.2005.

To provide flexibility in the matter of employment of women during night shift in a factory.

 

Consideration and passing

2.

The Prevention of Insults to National Honour    (Amendment) Bill, 2005

Pending  in Lok Sabha.

Introduced  on 22.8.2005.

To amend the  Explanation 4(e) of Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults of National Honour Act, 1971 to withdraw the restriction to use National Flag on costumes, dress material, etc. with certain safeguards.

 

Consideration and passing

3.

The Punjab General Sales Tax (As in Force in Chandigarh)  Repeal Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 25.8.2005.

To extend Punjab Value added Tax Act, 2005 to the Union Territory of Chandigarh.

Consideration and passing

(e)

BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA,  REFERRED TO THE STANDING COMMITTEES AND  THEIR REPORTS PRESENTED.

1

The Contempt of Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2004

 

Pending in Lok Sabha

Introduced on 1.12.2004

 

The report of Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice presented on 29.8.2005.

 

 To amend the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 providing that justification by ‘Truth’ would be an available defence in proceedings under the Contempt of Courts Act.

 

Consideration and Passing

2.

The National Tax Tribunal Bill, 2004

 

Pending in Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 6.12.2004.

 

The report of the Department- related Parliamentary Standing Committee on  Personnel, Public Grievances, Law & Justice presented on 4.8.2005

 

To provide for the adjudication by the National Tax Tribunal of Disputes with respect to levy, assessment, collection and enforcement of direct taxes and also to provide for the adjudication by that Tribunal of disputes with respect to the determination of the rates of duties of Customs and Central Excise on goods and the valuation of goods for the purposes of assessment of such duties as well as in matters relating to levy of taxes on service, in pursuance of article 323B of the Constitution and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

Consideration and Passing

3,

The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Bill, 2004

 

 

Pending in Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 10.12.2004

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 25.8.2005

 

To prohibit improper use of the State Emblem of India.  

 

Consideration and Passing

4.

The Government Securities Bill, 2004

 

Pending in Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 21.12.2004

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on 4.8.2005.

 

For replacing the existing Public Debt Act, 1944 and repeal of Indian Securities Act, 1920

 

Consideration and passing

5.

The Actuaries Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Lok Sabha

Introduced on 19.3.2005

 The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on  29.8.2005 

 

To establish a Statutory Institute of Actuaries of India to regulate and develop the profession of Actuaries.

Consideration and passing

6.

The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 21.3.2005

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance presented on 26.7.2005.

                                      

To introduce a regulatory frame work for the new pension system.

 

Consideration and passing

7.

The Commissions for the Protection of Child Rights Bill, 2005

Pending in Lok Sabha.

Introduced on 2.5.2005

 

The report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development presented on 18.8.2005.

 

To set up a National Commission for Protection of Child Rights at National level and to set up State Commission at State level.

 

Consideration and passing

8.

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development   Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Lok Sabha

Introduced on 12.5.2005.

 

The Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry presented on 4.8.2005.

                                                            

To provide for facilitating the promotion and, development and enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 

Consideration and passing

(f)

BILLS ORIGINATGING IN LOK SABHA AND PENDING BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEES

1.

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Lok Sabha

Introduced on 13.5.2005

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 17.5.2005 

 

To amend Section 12(2) to remove the restriction on voting rights.

 

May be taken up for Consideration and Passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented/laid in the Houses

2.

The Reserve Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2005

Pending in Lok Sabha

Introduced on 13.5.2005

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on 17.5.2005 

 

To provide legal validity to transactions in OTC (Over the Counter) derivatives and to enable Reserve Bank of India to effectively cope with conduct of Monetary Policy and for regulating Money Market Instruments

 

May be taken up for Consideration and Passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented/laid in the Houses

 

3.

The Food Safety & Standards   Bill, 2005

 

Pending in Lok Sabha

Introduced on 25.08.2005

 

The Bill was referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture on 30.08.2005

It seeks to

 

(i) bring about a single statute relating to food;

(ii)  establish Food Safety & Standards Authority of India;

(iii) pool infrastructure, manpower, testing facilities,  etc; and

(iv)  lay down standards based on science, transparency and consultation 

 

May be taken up for Consideration and passing in case the Report of the Committee on the Bill is presented/laid in the Houses

(g)

 

NEW BILLS

 

  1.  

The Manipur University (Second Amendment) Bill,   2005

 

To replace the Manipur University Ordinance, 2005 (No.3 of 2005) promulgated on 13.10.2005

 

To establish and incorporate a teaching and affiliating University in the State of Manipur and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. 

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Taxation Laws (Second Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To replace the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2005 (No.4 of 2005) promulgated on 31.10.2005

 

To amend the Income-tax Act, 1961 and the Finance Act, 2005

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Insecticides (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To provide for graded punishment linked with the severity of the offence, exempt retailers from the requirement of licenses for household insecticides.

 

 

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

(i) To minimize the Government control over and interference in the working of cooperative societies so as to give them a genuine democratic and autonomous character;

 

(ii) to ensure timely conduct of elections, General body meetings and audit of cooperative societies; and

 

(iii) to professionalise the management of these institutions.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Bill, 2005

(i)  To prevent spread of economically important infectious and contagious diseases from one part of the country to another;

 

(ii) To establish “Controlled” and “Eradicated areas” within the country in order to reduce economic losses on account of major economically important infectious and contagious diseases of livestock; and

 

(iii) To control animal diseases of public health significance on a national basis and promote import and export of animals and animal products by meeting India’s international obligations.

 

 

 

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Drugs (Control) Repeal Bill, 2005

 

 

To repeal the Drugs (Control) Act, 1950 

For Introduction, Consideration and Passing

  1.  

The Information Technology   (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To corporate the recent developments nationally and internationally particularly with reference to provisions related to  data protection and privacy in the context of Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) operations, liabilities of network service providers, computer related offences, regulation of cyber cafes, issues relating to child pornography, etc. and to make the act technology neutral and to streamline the operational issues of Controller of Certifying Authority (CCA), Certifying Authorities (CAs) and Subscribers.

                         

For introduction

  1.  

The Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To carry out comprehensive amendment to the  Chartered Accountants Act, 1949

 

For Introduction, Consideration and Passing

  1.  

The Cost and Works Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To carry out comprehensive amendment to the Cost and Works Accountants Act, 1959

 

For Introduction, Consideration and Passing

  1.  

The Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To carry out comprehensive amendments to the Company Secretaries Act, 1980

 

For Introduction, Consideration and Passing

  1.  

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

 

To delete a number of essential commodities to facilitate free trade & commerce.

For introduction

  1.  

The Forward Contracts Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To make the parent Act more effective and purposeful in tune with the liberalization of markets.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Spirituous Preparations (Inter-State Trade and Commerce) Control (Repeal) Bill, 2005

 

To repeal the Spirituous Preparations (Inter State Trade and Commerce) Control Act, as the Act was not made use of during last several years.

For Introduction, Consideration and Passing

  1.  

The Warehousing (Development & Regulations) Bill, 2005

 

To make the Warehouse receipt a full negotiable instrument.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Securities Contract (Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To inter alia, amend the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956 to provide for a definition of ‘securities’ so as to further develop the securitised debt market

For introduction

  1.  

The Central Sales Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2005 

 

To amend the Central Sales Tax Act, 1956

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control & Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2005

 

 

To enact a model comprehensive law to contain communal violence in the country and instil a sense of safety and security in the minds of minority communities.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To amend the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Lokpal Bill, 2005

 

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

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Administrative Tribunals (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To provide a provision for abolition of the Administrative Tribunals, if and when, considered appropriate.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Administrative Tribunals (Second Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To delete section 17 of the Act amounting to withdrawal of the power to punish for contempt of self from Tribunals. 

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board Bill, 2005

To set up a Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board to oversee and regulate the downstream petroleum sector subsequent to dismantling of Administered Price Mechanism  w.e.f. 1.4.2002.

 

 

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

 

 

To amend the Electricity Act, 2003

For introduction

  1.  

The Carriage by Road Bill, 2005

 

To repeal the existing Carriers Act, 1865 (Act 3 of 1865) and enact the Carriage by Road Act, 2005 to meet the modern day requirements in transport of goods.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The Inland Vessels (Amendment) Bill, 2005

To delete the redundant provisions and to add certain provisions in the Indian Vessels Act, 1917 to keep pace with developments which have taken place in Inland Waterways.

 

For introduction

  1.  

The National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2005

 

To declare National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) as an Institution of National Importance.

 

For introduction

 

 

 

 

  1.  

The Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005

 

To redress the historical injustice by recognizing and vesting the forest rights and occupation in forest land in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes who have been residing in such forest for generations but whose rights could not be recorded.

 

For introduction, consideration and passing

  1.  

The Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill, 2005

 

To bring amendment in certain sections of the IPO Act, 1898 (6 of 1898) for updating it in tune with the technological and other developments in the postal sector.

For introduction, Consideration and passing