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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Parliament Monsoon Session


Across the aisle: BJP has used every trick in its bag to pass laws in Rajya Sabha

August 04, 2019 7:12 am

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.

Lawmakers work overtime, Lok Sabha session set to be most productive in 20 years

August 03, 2019 7:07 am

Lok Sabha has already passed 30 Bills while the Rajya Sabha is done with 25 bills. The government proposes to pass four more legislations in the remaining three sittings of the Upper House.

Minutes after opposing it, Congress backs UAPA Bill in Rajya Sabha

August 03, 2019 3:02 am

Bill passed with 147 votes for and 42 against; Chidambaram says opposed only power to name individuals as terrorists, Shah assures there won’t be misuse

Lok Sabha passes Jallianwala amendment Bill as Oppn protests, Congress walks out

August 03, 2019 2:59 am

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.

Rajya Sabha nod to Bill to regulate wages, bonus of employees

August 03, 2019 2:55 am

Introducing the Bill, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Labour and Employment Santosh Gangwar said the Bill will benefit a workforce of 50 crore.

Parliament Monsoon Session: Lok Sabha passes Bill on dam safety

August 03, 2019 2:50 am

The Bill provides that a National Committee on Dam Safety be constituted, which will be chaired by the chairperson of the Central Water Commission.

Parliament passes Bill to repeal 58 ‘redundant’ laws

August 03, 2019 2:44 am

Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad mentioned a law which was to regulate horse-carts in Kolkata as an example of laws becoming obsolete.

Parliament Highlights: LS passes bill seeking to institute uniform safety procedures for dams

August 02, 2019 10:20 pm

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.

Parliament approves changes in insolvency and bankruptcy code

August 02, 2019 1:36 am

Sitharaman said the proposed amendments also respond to issues pertaining to financial creditors in the wake of a recent ruling with respect to financial and operational creditors.

Amid AIADMK walkout, Rajya Sabha nod to National Medical Commission Bill

August 02, 2019 1:33 am

In 2016, the Bill was referred to a Standing Committee, the minister said, and out of its 56 recommendations “40 have been fully accepted, seven partially accepted and nine not been accepted”.