I-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS 

BILLS PENDING IN RAJYA SABHA

(as on 16th November 2000)

 Sl.No.

 Name of the Bill and its purport

 Present  Status

 Motion proposed to be Moved††during the Session

1.

The Prevention of Money Laundering Bill, 1999.

(To prevent money laundering.)

The Bill waspassed by Lok Sabha on 2.12.1999.The report of Select committee of Rajya Sabha presented on 24.7.2000.

Consideration and passing.

2.

The Indian Boilers (Amendment) Bill, 1994.

( To amend the Indian Boilers Act, 1923.)

(Introduced on 13.5.1994. The report of the Standing Committee on Industry presented on 29.3.1995)

Consideration and passing.

3.

The Salaries, Allowances Leave and Pensions of the Officers & Servants of the Delhi High Court Bill, 1994.

( The Bill seeks to provide for the regulation of the Pay Scales and Allowances of the Officers and Servants of the DelhiHigh court on the Central Government pattern. )

(Introduced on 19.8.1994. The Motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 22.8.1994. Discussion was not concluded. The report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs was presented on 26.7.2000) 

Further consideration and passing.

4.

The Salaries, Allowances, Leave and Pensions of the Officers & Servants of the Supreme Court Bill, 1994.

( The Bill seeks to provide for the Regulation of the pay Scales and allowances of the officers and Servants of the Supreme Court of India on the Central Government pattern. )

(Introduced on 19.8.1994. The motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 22.8.1994. Discussion was not concluded. The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs was presented on 26.7.2000)

Further consideration and passing.

5.

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

( To regulate the functioning of private Security Guards and Agencies in the Country. )

(Introduced on 14.12.1994. The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 28.2.1996.Motion for consideration of the bill moved on 4.8.1997.Discussion on the bill was deferred on 7.8.1997 and again on 2.8.2000)

Further consideration and passing.

6.

The Coal India (Regulation of Transfers and Validation) Bill, 1995.

( The bill seeks to empower the Central government to direct transfer of land, or of the rights, title and interest in relation to a coal mine, or a coke oven plant, vested in the Coal India Limited (CIL) or in a CIL subsidiary to any CIL subsidiary or any other CIL subsidiary (to be incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 in future) and to validate certain transfers of such land or 
rights. )

(Introduced on 14.2.1995. The report of the Standing Committee on Energylaid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha on 8.3.1996. The Report of Standing Committee on Energy to which the bill was re-referredlaid on 27.7.2000)

 

 

Consideration and passing.

7.

The narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 1998.

(To amend the principal Act to strengthen the enforcement 
 measures.  )

(Introduced on 9.7.1998.The motion for consideration of the bill moved on 22.7.1998.Discussion on the bill was deferred.The report of Standing Committee on Finance laid on 30.11.1998)

Further consideration and passing.

8.

The North-Eastern Council (Amendment) Bill, 1998.

( To restructure NEC, delegate financial and administrative powers to itand delete security functions.  )

(Introducedon 8.12.1998)

 

Consideration and passing.

9.

The Immigration(Carriers' Liability) Bill, 1998.

To impose financial liability on carriers bringing inadmissible persons into the country without valid documents.)

(Introduced on 23.12.1998. The report of Standing committee on Home Affairs presented on 11.3.1999) 

Consideration and passing.

10.

The Repealing and Amending Bill, 1999.

( Scavenging of obsolete enactments which have ceased to be in force whereas separate Acts are unnecessaryand to amend certain other enactments. ) 

(Introduced on 21.12.1999)

 

Consideration and passing.

11.

The Indian Universities (Repeal) Bill, 2000.

( To repeal the Indian universities Act, 1904 to reduce the number of Laws in existence. )

(Introduced on 22.8.2000)

 

 

Consideration and passing.

        BILLS  PENDING IN LOK SABHA

1.

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmersí Rights Bill, 1999.

( To encouragethe development of new varieties of plants and ensure availability ofquality seeds and planting material of such varieties by protecting the rights ofbreeders, researchers and farmers. )

(Introduced on 14.12.1999. Reportof the Joint Committee was presented on 25.8.2000) 

Consideration and passing.

2.

The Central Vigilance Commission Bill, 1999.

( To provide for the constitution of a Central Vigilance Commission toinquire into offences committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. )

(Introduced on 2.12.1999. The Bill was referred to Joint Committee on 21.12.1999) 

Consideration and passing.

3.

 

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

( To provide reservation of seats for women in Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies. ) 

(Introduced on 23.12.1999) 

Consideration and passing.

 

4.

The Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 1999.

( To amend the Companies Act, 1956.  )

(Introduced on 23.12.1999. The Report ofStanding Committee on Home Affairs was laidon the Table of Lok Sabha on 27.7. 2000)

Consideration and passing.

5.

The Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

( To make the Essential commodities Act, 1995 more effective and stringent.  )

(Introduced on 8.3.2000) 

Consideration and passing.

6.

The Freedom of Information Bill, 2000.

( To provide freedom to every citizen to secure access to information under thecontrol of public authorities in order to promote openness, transparency and accountability in administration.)

(Introduced on 25.7.2000. Motion for consideration of the Bill was moved on10.8.2000.Discussion on the Bill was deferred on11.8.2000.The Bill was referred to Standing Committee on HomeAffairs on 18.9.2000)

Further consideration and passing.

7.

The protection of human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

(To make the CSS (Revised Pay) rules, 1997 applicable to the officers and staff of the NHRC (National Human Rights Commission) w.e.f. 1.1.1996.  )

(Introduced on 7.8.2000) 

Consideration and passing.

8.

The Punjab Municipal Corporation Law (Extension to Chandigarh) Amendment Bill, 2000 .

( To provide for representation of local MP in the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh. )

(Introduced on 10.8.2000) 

 

Consideration and passing.

9.

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

( To enhance the fine from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 10,00,000 for violation of various provisions of the Aircraft Act and Rules made thereunder. )

(Introduced on 16.8.2000) 

 

Consideration and passing.

  NEW BILLS†††††††††††††††

1.

The Indian Council of World Affairs Bill, 2000.

( To declare the Indian Council of World Affairs to be an institution of national importance and to provide for its incorporation and matters connected therewith. ) 

To replace the Indian Council of World Affairs Ordinance, 2000 (No. 3 of 2000 promulgated on 1.9.2000) 

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

 

2.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

( To issue and sell bonds, debentures and other financial instruments with or without the guarantee of the Central government on such terms andconditions as may be prescribed.  )

Toreplace the National Bank for Agricultureand Rural Development (Amendment) Ordinance, 2000 (No. 4 of 2000 promulgated on 26.9.2000)

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

3.

The Central Road Fund Bill, 2000.

( To create a dedicated fund for financing, development and maintenance of National Highways. )

To replace the Central Road Fund Ordinance, 2000 (No. 5 of 2000) promulgated on 1.11.2000.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

4.

The Multi-State Cooperative Societies Bill, 2000 

To replace the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 1984 to give more functional autonomy to Multi-State Cooperative Societies.

Introduction, Consideration and passing. 

5.

The Aircraft (Exemption from Taxes and Duties on Fuel and Lubricants) Bill, 2000.

To exempt from all duties and taxes, the fuel and lubricants uplifted by aircraftsoperated by the designated Airlines of the countries, with whom India has signed Air Services Agreements.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

6.

The Airports Authority ofIndia (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

Tolease out the major airports on long term basis for the purpose of maintenance of services and development of leased airports.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

7.

Uttar Prdesh Sugarcane Cess (Validation) Repeal Bill, 2000. 

To repeal the Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane Cess(Validation)Act, 1961.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

8.

The Vaccine (Repeal) Bill, 2000.

To repeal the Vaccination Act, 1880 pertainingto smallpox vaccination.

 

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

9.

The Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research Chandigarh (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

The bill seek to terminate membership on the Institute body of PGIMER, Chandigarh of Member of Parliament consequent to his/her becoming a Minister, Speaker/Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha or Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

Introduction, consideration and passing.

10.

The Colonial Prisoners Removal (Repeal) Bill, 2000.

To repeal the Colonial Prisoners (Removal) Act, 1884.

 

Introduction, consideration and passing.

11.

The Auroville (Emergency Provisions) Repeal Bill, 2000.

To repeal the Auroville (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1980.

Introduction, consideration and passing.

12.

The Constitution (91st Amendment) Bill, 2000.

The Bill seeks extension of freeze on delimitation ofconstituencies up to year 2026 and readjustment and rationalization of the constituencies in the States andthe re-fixing of the number of seatsreserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes on the basis of 1991 census.

Introduction, consideration and passing.

13.

The Registration and other Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

To further amend the Registration Act, 1908, the Indian Stamp Act, 1889 and the Transfer of Property Act, 1882 to give effect to certain decisions taken at the Finance Ministers' and Chief Ministers' conference.

Introduction, consideration and passing.

14.

The Indian Divorce (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

To amend the Indian Divorce Act, 1869 so as to (a) remove the gender inequality as contained in section 10,and (b) to remove the procedural delay in divorce decrees by omitting the requirements of confirmation by High Courts and dual Jurisdiction of High Court.

Introduction, consideration and passing.

15.

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

The Bill provide for formation and conversion of Cooperatives into Companies.

Introduction, Consideration and passing. 

16.

The Judicial Administration Laws (Repeal) Bill, 2000.

To repeal Seventeen Administration Laws relating to Department of Justice.

 

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

17.

The Juvenile justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2000.

To replace the Juvenile Justice Act, 1986.

 

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

18.

The Cine Workers Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

 

To raise the ceiling limit of income appearing in the definition of Cine Workers' upto Rs. 10,500/- in case of remuneration by way of monthly wages or Rs. 1,26,000/- in case of remuneration by way of lump sum or installment so that the same may be prescribed by the Central Government by issue of notification from time to time.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

19.

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

To amend the Water Cess Act to enhance the Cess rates.

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

20.

The Financial Companies Regulation Bill, 2000.

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

 

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

21.

TheBankingCompanies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertaking) Bill, 2000.

To bring down the minimum share holding of the Central Government in nationalised banks to33 percent and other allied issues.

 

Introduction, Consideration and passing.

 

22.

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

To enhance the limits of the aggregate amounts of Chits.

Introduction, Consideration and passing. 

OTHER BUSINESS (Rajya Sabha) 

A-FINACIAL BUSINESS 

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

(a)                 Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2000-2001 (2ndBatch) 

(b)                 Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2000-2001.

B -NON-LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

1.                    Discussion on theNinthFive Year Plan, 1997-2002. 

2.                    Discussion on the Resolution seeking adoption of various Recommendations made by the Railway Convention Committee (1999) in their First repot on the Rate of Dividend for2000-2001, and other ancillary matters presented to the Lok Sabha/laid in the Rajya Sabha on 22.8.2000. 

3.                    Discussion on the Resolution seeking approval to the rejectionof theAward of board of Arbitration for grant ofspecial pay to Private Secretaries (merged grades 'A' and 'B' of CSSS) in CA reference number2 of 1991. 

4.                    Discussion on the Resolution seeking approval to the rejection of the Award of Board of Arbitration upward revision of pay scale in the grade of Stenographer in CA reference number 11 of 1992. 

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

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

7.                    Discussion on the Resolution seeking approval of the House to rejection of the Award given on 21.2.1983 by the Board of Arbitration in CA Reference No 9 (a) of 1980 in respect†† of working hours of the operative offices of theDepartment of Posts and Telecommunications.