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Parliament session begins today; govt to introduce only one new bill

NEW DELHI: The Modi government has included only one new bill — The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2016 — in its priority list in parliament session starting from Monday perhaps knowing that it will have to indulge in a slugfest with the opposition parties on various contentious issues like imposition of President’s rule in Uttarakhand, Pakistan JIT team’s visit, drought situation and sagging economy.

Other than introducing the IIM bill, the Union government will try and get passed the GST, Anti-hijacking amendment and Constitution (Scheduled Castes) order (Amendment) Bill and some other pending bills and ordinances in the 18 days long session.

Besides two important ordinances – Uttarakhand Appropriation and Enemy Property — up its sleeve, the government has 11 and 9 important bills pending in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha respectively.

However, given the hot political scenario, this parliament session may end up as grossly unproductive as Congress, JDU and the Left parties have already sounded alarm bells. TMC, AIADMK and DMK etc. are also expected to be tough on the government as West Bengal assembly elections are still underway and Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry are yet to go to the polls.

Ordinances to be taken up during the session:

  1. The Uttarakhand Appropriation (Vote on Account) Ordinance, 2016

  2. The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Second Ordinance, 2016

Important Bills expected to be taken up in Rajya Sabha:

  1. GST Bill

  2. The Anti-Hijacking (Amendment) Bill

  3. The Child Labour (prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill

  4. The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) order (Amendment) Bill

  5. The Indian Trusts (Amendment) Bill

  6. The Industries (Development and regulation) Amendment Bill

  7. The Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill

  8. The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill

  9. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill

  10. The Repealing and Amending (Fourth) Bill

  11. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill

Important Bills to be taken up in Lok Sabha

  1. The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2016

  2. The Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill

  3. The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill

  4. The Companies Amendment Bill

  5. The factories amendment Bill

  6. The electricity amendment Bill

  7. The merchant shipping Bill

  8. The compensatory afforestation fund Bill

  9. The micro, small and medium enterprises development (amendment) Bill

Financial business to be taken up:

  1. Discussion on demands for grants (general) for 2016-17 under the control of the ministry of:


b) Skill Development

c) Social justice and empowerment

d) Civil aviation and Tourism

  1. The Finance Bill

  2. Discussion and voting on Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2016-17

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