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Modi Govt. hopeful of passing pending Bills in Parliament

New Delhi: The all-party meeting convened by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Friday failed to bring a consensus on the passage of the GST Bill, but members of the Upper House decided to pass six other pending bills in the remaining period of three days of the winter session.

Source say, they decided to pass the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, the Appropriation Bills, the Anti-Hijacking Bill, the Atomic Energy Amendment Bill, the Commercial Courts Ordinance Bill and the Arbitration and Conciliation Amendment Bill.

Parliament proceedings: highlights

» Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he would push for bankruptcy law in the remaining three days of the winter session of Parliament.
» Sources add that it was also decided that three bills — the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill, the Whistle Blowers Protection Amendment Bill and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, will be discussed during the remaining period but the course of action will be decided upon later.
» Discussions on matters of public importance like price rise, impact of flood and drought on agriculture, intolerance and a discussion on the developments in Arunachal Pradesh are expected to be taken up.
Live updates:

11:42 am: The popularity of ‘Modi kurta’ has increased worldwide, so we should ask Khadi Bhawans to produce them for the mass market, says Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra.

11:41 am: Congress moves a motion under Rule 267 in the Rajya Sabha to discuss allegations against Mr. Jaitley, also for suspension of Zero Hour.

11:32 am: Jaitley seeks Rs 10 crore damages from AAP leaders for making “false” statements against him over alleged irregularities in DDCA.

11:10 am: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11.30 am after uproar over DDCA issue.

11:09 am: Derek O’Brian seeks discussion on Juvenile Justice Bill in the Rajya Sabha.

10:42 am: Congress had promised that they will ensure passage of key bills in RS today, hope they stick to their word: Venkaiah Naidu

10:10 am: Congress gives adjournment notice in the Rajya Sabha over DDCA issue.

10:00 am: Congress Parliamentary Affairs Committee Meeting scheduled to take place at 10:15 a.m.

In Parliament today:

Lok Sabha

Bill for Introduction

  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015

Bill for Consideration and Passing

  • National Waterways Bill, 2015

Rajya Sabha

Bills for Consideration and Passing

  • Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2015

  • Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Bill, 2015

  • Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2015

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