The BJP government’s commitment to federalism can be gauged by the manner in which Bills are passed in the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha is the House of the People while the Rajya Sabha is the Council of States.
The Bill paves the way for the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha to be a member of the trust. The amendment Bill also confers power to the Central government to terminate the term of a nominated trustee before the expiry of the term without assigning any reason.
Parliament Highlights: Earlier in the day, the Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day after passing the Wages Code Bill which seeks to define the norms for fixing minimum wages for workers of organised and unorganised sectors.