The monsoon session began on 19th July and is scheduled to conclude on 13th August. This would be the seventh session of the 17th Lok Sabha. This would also be the first session after the second wave of Covid-19 brought havoc to the country. Both the houses of Parliament will have sessions simultaneously for the first time since the outbreak of pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, three sessions have been curtailed, and the winter session last year had to be cancelled.
On Sunday, an all-party meeting was held by the Centre. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and was attended by members of 33 parties. PM called for a "healthy and meaningful discussion" on issues concerning the people of the nation.
PM while addressing media on the first of the Monsoon session again urged all the MPs and political parties to raise issues amicably and give chance to the government to answer the questions.
“I would like to urge all the MPs and all the parties to ask the most difficult and sharpest questions in the Houses but should also allow the Government to respond, in a disciplined environment. This will boost the democracy, strengthen people's trust and improve the pace of development”- PM Narendra Modi said on Monday morning.
The opposition is all set to corner the government on Covid-19 second wave, fuel costs, farm laws, and the economy. This was displayed by the ruckus created by the opposition on the first day of the monsoon session. On the first day of the session, PM was obstructed by the opposition when he was about to introduce new members of the Council of Ministers, which is a House tradition.
“I thought that there would be enthusiasm in the Parliament as so many women, Dalits, tribals have become Ministers. This time our colleagues from agricultural & rural background, OBC community, have been given a berth in Council of Ministers”- said PM Modi in the Lok Sabha as he was introducing his new ministers.
The government has planned to propose 29 bills over the 19 sittings, including 17 new bills and 6 ordinances.
Here is the full list:
· The Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 - To replace Ordinance.
· The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021- To replace Ordinance.
· The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 - To replace Ordinance.
· The Essential Defence Service Bill, 2021- To replace Ordinance.
· The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2021 - To replace Ordinance.
· The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2021 - To replace Ordinance.
· The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019.
· The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020
· The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020.
· The Maintenance & Welfare of parents & Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
· The National Institutes of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019 as passed by Rajya Sabha.
· The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021 as passed by Lok Sabha.
· The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021 as passed by Lok Sabha.
· The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019.
· The Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Amendment Bill, 2021.
· The Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2021
· The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
· The Cantonment Bill, 2021.
· The Indian Antarctica Bill, 2021.
· The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
· The Indian Institute of Forest Management Bill, 2021.
· The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
· The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
· The Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021.
· The Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
· The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021.
· The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
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