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05-January-2018 03:42IST
Winter Session of Parliament 2017 concludes Productivity of Lok Sabha 91.58% and that of Rajya Sabha 56.29% 13 Bills passed by both the Houses of Parliament Budget Session of Parliament 2018 to commence from January 29, 2018

The Winter Session 2017 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, while addressing the media 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 on the occasion.

 

Shri Ananthkumar informed that the Winter Session, 2017 of Parliament which commenced on Friday, the 15th December, 2017, concluded on Friday, the 5th January, 2018. The Session provided 13 sittings spread over a period of 22 days. The productivity of Lok Sabha was 91.58% and that of Rajya Sabha was 56.29%

 

During the Session, 14 Bills )14 in the Lok Sabha( were introduced. The Lok Sabha passed 13 Bills and while the Rajya Sabha passed 9 Bills during the session. 13*Bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament.

 

Shri Ananthkumar said that the Government is committed to pass important bills like Triple Talaq Bill and National Commission for Backward Classes Bill and cooperation from all parties is expected on such issues of national importance. The Minister added that as recommended by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), Budget Session of Parliament would commence from January 29, 2018.

 

Regarding the Legislative Business carried out during the Winter Session 2017, it was informed that during the Session, Second and Third batches of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2017-18 and the related Appropriation Bills, were introduced, discussed and passed by the Lok Sabha. These Bills were transmitted to Rajya Sabha 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.

 

Three Bills replacing the Ordinances, namely, the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Ordinance, 2017, the Indian Forest )Amendment(Ordinance, 2017 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment(Ordinance, 2017 which were promulgated by the President, were considered and passed by Lok Sabha. Only one Bill replacing an Ordinance namely the Central Goods and Services Tax )Compensation to States(Bill, 2017 could not be taken up by Rajya Sabha. As this Bill is a money Bill and not likely to be returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of its receipt in Rajya Sabha, the Bill will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses at the expiration of the said period in the form in which it was passed by Lok Sabha under clause(5) of article 109 of the Constitution.

 

Apart from the above the other major highlight of the Session is the passing of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development )Amendment(Bill, 2018, the Companies )Amendment(Bill, 2017, the Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017and the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy )IIPE(Bill, 2017 by both Houses of Parliament.

 

In the Lok Sabha, one Short Duration Discussion, under Rule 193, was held on Natural calamities in various parts of the country with special reference to cyclone Ockhi in South India.

 

In the Rajya Sabha, two Short Duration Discussions under Rule 176 were held on )i( Excessively high levels of air pollution in Delhi; )ii(State of economy, investment climate and job creation in the country and the need to address the challenge of rising unemployment.

 

*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 passed by Lok Sabha under clause (5) of article 109 of the Constitution.

 

Legislative Business transacted during Thirteenth Session of Sixteenth Lok Sabha and 244thSession of Rajya Sabha (Winter Session, 2017)

 

I BILLS INTRODUCED IN LOK SABHA

  1. The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill 2017
  2. The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  3. The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  4. The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  5. The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  6. The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Condition of Services) Amendment Bill, 2017
  7. The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  8. The Central Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017
  9. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  10. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017
  11. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  12. The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2017
  13. The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017
  14. The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2018
  15. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018
  16. The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018
  17. The Appropriation Bill, 2018

 

II BILLS PASSED BY LOK SABHA

  1. The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017
  2. The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2017
  3. The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  4. The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  5. The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  6. The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2017
  7. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  8. The Central Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017
  9. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017
  10. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  11. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  12. The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Condition of Services) Amendment Bill, 2017
  13. The Appropriation Bill, 2018

 

IIIBILLS PASSED BY RAJYA SABHA

  1. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  2. The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017
  3. The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  4. The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017
  5. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  6. The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017
  7. The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2017
  8. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  9. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017

 

IV BILLS PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

  1. The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  2. The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017
  3. The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  4. The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017
  5. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017
  6. The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017
  7. The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2017
  8. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018
  9. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018
  10. #The Central Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017
  11. #The Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2017
  12. #The Appropriation Bill, 2018
  13. #The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Condition of Services) Amendment Bill, 2017

 

V BILLS WITHDRAWN

  1. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2015

 

#The Bills, as passed by Lok Sabha and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its recommendation, is not likely to be returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of its 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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