A  Statement  (not to be taken as exhaustive) showing Government Legislative and other Business expected to be  taken up during the Hundred and Ninety-fifth  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 Passports (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 22.11.2001. The motion for consideration of the Bill moved on 10.12.2001.  Discussion was not concluded.To prevent a criminal or antinational element from leaving the country  during the period when action to revoke/impound his/her passport is initiated and the passport is actually revoked/impounded under the Passport Act.

To be withdrawn

2.

The Institutes of Technology  (Amendment) Bill,2001(To replace Ordinance).

Introduced on 27.11.2001.To replace  the Institutes of Technology (amendment) Second Ordinance, 2001 (No. 10 of 2001) Promulgated on 30th December, 2001.To declare the University of Roorkee-an Indian Institute of Technology(IIT)

Consideration and passing

3.

The Indian Post Office (Amendment) Bill, 1986.

The Bill passed by the Houses of Parliament and as returned by the President was laid in Rajya Sabha on 12.3.1990.To make the act more stringent and effective.

To be withdrawn

4.

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

5.

The Patents (Second Amendment) Bill, 1999, as reported by Joint Committee.

Introduced on 20.12.1999.The Report of the  Joint Committee was presented on 19.12.2001.To amend the Patents Act, 1970.

Consideration and passing as reported by Joint Committee

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 launderiang.

Consideration and passing

7.

The Delhi  University (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

Introduced on 18.4.2000.The Report of Standing Committee on Human Resource Development was presented on 1.8.2000.To enable Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University set up by the Government of NCT Delhi to affiliate colleges within the State of Delhi.

To be withdrawn

8.

The  Haj Committee Bill, 2000.

Introduced on 15.12.2000.The Report of the Standing Committee on External Affairs laid in Rajya Sabha on 23.8.2001.The Bill seeks to replace the Haj Committee Act, 1959.

Consideration and passing

9.

The Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

Introduced on 20.12.2000.The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented on 20.11.2001.To amend the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and the Code of Civil Procedure (Amendment) Act, 1999.

Consideration and passing

10.

The Consumer Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

Introduced  on 26.4.2001.The Report  of the Standing Committee on Food, Civil Supplies & Public Distribution laid in Rajya Sabha on 28.11.2001.To quicken disposal of complaints and strengthen the  consumer disputes redressal agencies.

Consideration and passing

11

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, Navy Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure and matters connected therewith or  incidental thereto.

Consideration and passing

12.

The Constitution (Ninety-third Amendment) Bill, 2001.

The Bill as passed by the Lok Sabha on 28.11.2001 is pending in Rajya Sabha.To make right to free and compulsory education for children of 6-14 years of age a Fundamental Right and also to make it a Fundamental Duty of   the  Parents/Guardians to provide opportunities to Children in age group of 6-14 years.

Consideration and passing

BILLS PENDING IN LOK SABHA

1.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 1999.

Introduced on 9.12.1999The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs was laid  on the Table of 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.

Introduced on 20.12.1999.Report of the Joint Committee was presented to Lok Sabha on 22.11.2000.To provide for 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.The 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 Multi-State Cooperative Societies Bill, 2000.

Introduced on 24.11.2000.The report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture was presented to Lok Sabha on 28.8.2001.To replace the Multi-State Cooperative Societies, Act, 1984 to give more functional autonomy to Multi-State Cooperative Societies.

Consideration and passing

7.

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

Introduced on 19.12.2000.The Report of the Standing Committee on Transport & Tourism laid in Lok  Sabha on 28.11.2001.To exempt from all duties and taxes, the fuel and lubricants uplifted by aircrafts registered in another State operating international services to, from and through India.

Consideration and passing

8.

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

9.

The Lokpal Bill, 2001

Introduced on 14.8.2001.The Report of the Standing Committee on Home Affairs presented to Chairman/Speaker on 31.12.2001.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

10.

The Jute manufactures Cess (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 7.12.2001.To revive the formula for Collection of Cess on  Jute manufactures on ad-valorem basis.

Consideration and passing

BILLS ORIGINATING IN RAJYA SBHA AND PENDING WITH STANDING COMMITTEES

1

The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 1998.

 

Introduced on 23.12.1998.The Bill has been referred to the 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.  The Bill was again referred to the Committee on 21.2.2000.To make the present Act more effect and purposeful

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

2.

The Foreign trade (Development & Regulation)  Amendment Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 24.4.2001.The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Commerce on 2.5.2001.To incorporate the provision regarding imposition of Quantitative Restrictions on ‘safeguard’ ground.

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

3.

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

Introduced on 30.7.2001.The Bill has been referred to the 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 in  the Rajya Sabha

4.

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

Introduced on 5.12.2001.The Bill has been referred to the 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 presented  to 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 the 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 the 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 the 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 the Standing Committee on Urban and Rural Development on 27.7.2001To 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  the Lok Sabha

7.

The Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 16.8.2001.The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Finance on 28.8.2001.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.

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 General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 12.3.2001.The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Finance on 28.8.2001.To de-link General Insurance Business from its four subsidiary companies and transfer and vesting of shares of the subsidiary companies from GIC to the Central Government.

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 Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2000.

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, liquidationand 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  to the Lok Sabha

10.

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

11.

The Electricity Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 30.8.2001.The Bill has been referred to the 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

12.

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

Introduced on 31.8.2001.The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Industry on 7.9.2001.To provide for regulation and development of mineral resources in the territorial water, continental shelf, exclusive economic zone and other maritime zones of India.

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 Constitution Scheduled Castes Order (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 31.8.2001.The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Labour and Welfare on 31.8.2001.Modification in the Scheduled Castes list of 18 States/Union Territories.

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

14.

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 laid on  the Table of the Lok Sabha.

 

15.

The Companies (Second Amendment) Bill, 2001.

Introduced on 31.8.2001.The Bill has been referred to the Standing Committee on Home Affairs on 7.9.2001.To provide for formation and conversion of cooperatives into 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.

16.

The Major Port Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2001.

Introduced  on 31.8.2001.The Report of the 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.

 

NEW BILLS

1

The Passports (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

(To replace Ordinance)

 

To replace the  Passports (Amendment) Second Ordinance, 2001 (No.11 of 2001), Promulgated on 30.12.2001.To prevent a criminal or an antinational element from leaving the country during the  period when action to revoke/impound his/her passport is initiated and the passport is actually revoked/impounded under the Passport Act.

Introduction, consideration and passing

2.

The Prevention of Terrorism Bill, 2002.

(To replace Ordinance)

To  replace the Prevention of Terrorism Second  Ordinance, 2001 (No.12 of 2001) Promulgated on 30.12.2001.To provide for offences of terrorism and punishment thereof.

Introduction, consideration and passing

3.

The Central Excise Tariff (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

(To replace ordinance)

To replace  the Central Excise Tariff (Amendment) Ordinance 2002 (No. 1 of 2002) Promulgated on 10.1.2002.To amend the section 3 of Act 5 of 1986.

Introduction, consideration and passing

4.

The Insecticides (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To provide for graded punishments linked with the severity of the offence, exempt retailers from the requirement of license for household insecticides, provide for protection of 3 years to the registrants of original molecules, etc.

Introduction

5.

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

6.

The Sugar Development Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

For making loans to any sugar factory or any unit thereof for (i) bagasse based co-generation power projects, (ii) production of anhydrous alcohol or ethanol from alcohol, with a view to improving their viability, and (iii) for defraying   expenditure on internal transport and freight charges to the sugar factories on export shipments of sugar with a view to promoting its export.

Introduction, consideration and passing

7.

The Processed Food Development Bill, 2002.

 

To bring about harmonization of all the  Food laws and to make enabling provisions to cater to the latest developments in the Food Sector.

Introduction

8.

The Finance Bill, 2002.

 

To give  effects to Government proposals regarding Taxes.

Introduction, consideration and passing

9.

The Government Securities Bill, 2002.

To enact a new Government Securities Act.

Introduction

10.

The Banking Service Commission (Repeal) Bill, 2002.

To repeal  the Banking Service Commission Act, 1984.

Introduction, consideration and passing

11.

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

To make the Act more comprehensive  in view of new developments in the technology. 

Introduction, consideration and passing

12

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

To strengthen the punitive measures  for illegal, unauthorised abortions and avoiding delay in approving places of Medical Termination of Pregnancy by delegating powers to District Level Committees.

Introduction, consideration and passing

13.

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

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

Introduction, consideration and passing

14.

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

 

To vest powers with the Central Government for regulating opening of ISM Colleges, New Courses of Study and increase  of admission capacity.

Introduction, consideration and passing

15.

The Homeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

 

To vest powers with the Central Government for regulating opening of ISM Colleges, New Courses of Study and increase of admission capacity.

Introduction, consideration and passing

16.

The Repatriation of Prisioners Bill, 2002.

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

Introduction, consideration and passing

17.

The Vice-President Pension (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To provide pension and accommodation to the spouse of the ex Vice-Presidents.

Introduction, consideration and passing

18.

The Union Territories Laws (Repeal) Bill, 2002.

To repeal twenty two laws.

Introduction, consideration and passing

19.

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

To amend the Infant Milk Substitute Act.

Introduction, consideration and passing

20.

The Protection from Domestic Violence Bill, 2002.

To prevent domestic violence against women.

Introduction, consideration and passing

21.

The Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

 

To amend the Act to conform it with the liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation of Indian economy.

Introduction

22.

The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

To amend  Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

Introduction

23.

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

Addition of five years of service of Part I Judge of Supreme Court for  Pension.

Introduction, consideration and passing

24.

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

25.

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

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

Introduction

26.

The Legal Services Authorities (Amendment) Bill, 2002.

 

To provide for compulsory pre-litigative mechanism  and amendment of clause (a) of sub-section (11A) in Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987.

Introduction, consideration and passing

27.

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

28.

The Petroleum (Berar Extension) Repeal    Bill, 2002.

To repeal Petroleum (Berar Extension) Act, 1937.

Introduction, consideration and passing

29.

The Petroleum Regulatory Board  Bill, 2002.

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

Introduction,

30.

The Control of National Highways (Land and 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

31.

The Land Acquisition (Amendment)  Bill, 2002.

To provide liberal compensation and to expedite acquisition process.

Introduction, consideration and passing

32.

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

33.

The  Merchant Shipping (Amendment)  Bill, 2002.

To implement number of international conventions/protocol of IMO.

Introduction

34.

The Admiralty  Bill, 2002.

To enact a new Admiralty Act of India with a view to update and repeal the existing laws on the subject.

Introduction

 

35.

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

To bring certain modification in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes list of Gujarat.

Introduction, consideration and passing

36.

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

To bring certain modification in the Scheduled Castes list of three States.

Introduction, consideration and passing

37.

The Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment)  Bill, 2002.

To amend orders specifying the lists of Scheduled Tribes under Article 342 of the Constitution.

Introduction

38.

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) Order (Amendment)   Bill, 2002.

To amend Schedule to the Constitution  (Scheduled Tribes) Union Territories Order 1951 with regard to status of children born to Scheduled Tribes parents outside Lakshdweep Island.

Introduction

39.

The Salaries and Allowances of Officers of Parliament and Leaders of Opposition in Parliament (Amendment)   Bill, 2002.

To increase sumptuary allowance to the Speaker, Lok Sabha and Leaders of Opposition in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to  make it at par with Cabinet Minister and to the Deputy Speaker, Lok Sabha and Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha at par with Minister of State.

Introduction, consideration and passing

40.

The Indian Post Office (Amendment)   Bill, 2002.

To make the Act more stringent and effective.

Introduction