Productivity of Lok Sabha 118% and that of Rajya Sabha 68%; 20 Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament during the Session

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New Delhi: The Monsoon Session 2018 has been a successful session in terms of the legislative business conducted and wide participation of all political parties in discussions on various issues of national importance, said Shri Ananthkumar, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals &Fertilizers, here today. Shri Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation, and Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, were also present.

The Monsoon Session, 2018 of Parliament which commenced on Wednesday, the 18th July, 2018, concluded on Friday, the 10th August, 2018. Both Houses were adjourned sine die.The Session provided 17 sittings spread over a period of 24 days. The productivity of Lok Sabha was 118%and that of Rajya Sabha was 68%. During the session, a motion of No-Confidence moved by Shri Srinivas Kesineni was defeated with Ayes 135, Noes 330.

During the Session, 22 Bills (21 in the Lok Sabha and 1 in the Rajya Sabha) were introduced. The Lok Sabha passed 21 Bills and while the Rajya Sabha passed 14 Bills during the session. 20* Bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament. This has been an achievement considering that it was a short session of Parliament and a considerable time was devoted to discussions on issuesof national importanceand the Election to the Office of the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Shri Harivansh was elected as Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha.

The Monsoon Session was devoted to bringing Social Justice in the society as major highlights of this Session included the passing of Bills relating to SocialJustice. These Bills are:-

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment)Bill, 2018;
The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2018; and
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention ofAtrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018
Regarding the Legislative Business carried out during the Monsoon Session 2018, it was informed that during the Session, Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2018-19and Demands for Excess Grants for 2015-16and the related Appropriation Bills, were discussed and passed by the Lok Sabha. These Bills were transmitted to Rajya Sabha on 07.08.2018 and could not be taken up for consideration and as they are not likely to be returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of their receipt in Rajya Sabha, the Bills will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses at the expiration of the said period in the form in which they were was passed by Lok Sabha under clause (5) of article 109 of the Constitution.

Six Bills replacing the Ordinances, namely, the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 which were promulgated bythe President before Monsoon Session, were considered and passed by both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

In the Lok Sabha, one Short Duration Discussions under Rule 193 was held on recent floods anddrought situation in the various parts of the country.

In the Rajya Sabha, two Short Duration Discussions under Rule 176 was held on (i) Non-Implementation of the provisions of Andhra Pradesh Re-Organization Act, 2014 and (ii) recent increase in the Minimum Support prices for Kharif Crops and challenges in agricultural sector (inconclusive). Further, one discussion on final draft of the National Register of Citizens in Assam was also held in Rajya Sabha.

Besides, one calling attention motion on the misuse of social media platforms to spread rumours and fake news leading incidents of violence and lynching in the Country was discussed in Rajya Sabha.

Four old pending Bills were withdrawn (Three in Lok Sabha and one in the Rajya Sabha)namely (i)The National Sports University Bill, 2017; (ii) The Micro, Small and Medium EnterprisesDevelopment (Amendment)Bill, 2015; (iii) The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance, Bill,2017; and (iv) The Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

*The six Bills, as passed by Lok Sabha and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its recommendation, are not likely to be returned to Lok Sabhawithin the period of fourteen days from the date of their receipt in Rajya Sabha. The Bills will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses atthe expiration of the said period in the form in which they were passed by Lok Sabha under clause (5) of article 109 of the Constitution.

Legislative Business transacted during 15thSession of 16thLok Sabha and 246thSession of Rajya Sabha (Monsoon Session, 2018)

I – BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018
The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018
The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The National Sports University Bill, 2018
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2018
The Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2018
The Appropriation (N0.4) Bill, 2018
The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2018.
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018.
The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018

II – BILLS INTRODUCED IN RAJYA SABHA

The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018

III – BILLS PASSED BY LOK SABHA

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018
The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017.
The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018
The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017 with amendments alternative to the amendments made by Rajya Sabha and further amendments made by Lok Sabha
The National Sports University Bill, 2018
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018
The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2018
The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2018
The Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2018
The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2017
The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018
IV – BILLS PASSED BY RAJYA SABHA

The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017
The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018.
The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-third Amendment) Bill, 2017
The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018
The National Sports University Bill, 2018
The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of HighCourts (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
IV – BILLS PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018.
The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Constitution (One Hundred and Second Amendment) Bill, 2018
The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2018.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018
The National Sports University Bill, 2018
The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of HighCourts (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
#The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2018
#The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2018
#The Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
#The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
#The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
#The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2018
V – BILLS WITHDRAWN

The National Sports University Bill, 2017
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment)Bill, 2015
Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance, Bill, 2017
The Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2012

#The Bills, as passed by Lok Sabha and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its recommendation, are not likely to be returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of their receipt in Rajya Sabha. The Bills will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses at the expiration of the said period in the form in which they were passed by Lok Sabha under clause (5) of article 109 of the Constitution.

 

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