The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill also notifies the period of maternity leave as part of continuous service and proposes to empower the central government to notify the gratuity ceiling from time to time without amending the law.
Parliament session highlights: The motions given by the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government stand pending in Lok Sabha since March 16.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that she could not carry out a headcount of 50 members supporting the move, a prerequisite for taking up the notices for the trust vote. She later adjourned the House for the day.
Parliament session highlights: Both the Houses have not transacted any substantial business since March 5 when the second half of the Budget session of Parliament resumed.
In Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she cannot take up the no-confidence motion against the government since the House was not in order.
Parliament highlights: Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned without transacting any business on Tuesday. The three no-confidence motions against the Narendra Modi-led NDA government were not moved in the Lok Sabha.
Minister says govt ready for no-confidence motion, blames oppn for ruckus
The motions were supposed to be taken up after the Question Hour, but members from the Opposition parties trooped into the Well of the house carrying placards and raising slogans.
The retrospective amendment will help BJP and Congress escape the fallout of a 2014 Delhi High Court judgement that held both guilty of violating the FCRA.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley moved 21 amendments to the Finance Bill, which contains taxation proposals for 2018-19. The Appropriation Bill details plans on how government ministries and departments would spend their money this fiscal.
The Congress called the passage of the Finance Bill as a “black day for democracy”. “The government passed the most important Bill by throttling democracy amid chaos, without any discussion, or debate or exchange of ideas,” said Jyotiraditya Scindia.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar had said that the government has been making efforts to run the House for the past one-and-a-half week and is ready to discuss any issue, but the proceedings remained disrupted
Amid the bedlam, Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the House for nearly one hour till 12 noon. The House has been witnessing frequent disruptions since March 5, when the second leg of the Budget Session of Parliament began
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan first adjourned the House immediately after the Question Hour started as the TRS, TDP, AIADMK and YSR Congress members stormed the Well carrying placards and raised slogans in support of their demands
The Lok Sabha was adjourned for around 50 minutes on Friday morning, as various parties protested over a number of issues, including PNB scam and special status for Andhra Pradesh.