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The Council of Minister was expanded today.  19 Members of Parliament were sworn in as Ministers of State.  The table below is a snapshot of their activity in Parliament during the period of the current Lok Sabha, with the last row...
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The Union Cabinet approved the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations yesterday.  The Commission was tasked with reviewing and proposing changes to the pay, pension and efficiency of government employees.These recommendations will apply to 33 lakh central government employees, in addition...
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Budget Session 2016 closed today, with Rajya Sabha adjourning sine die. Lok Sabha adjourned sine die previously on 11 May, 2016. Productivity for Lok Sabha stands at 121% while Rajya Sabha’s productivity stands at 91%. Productivity in this session has been...
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Day 10, 6 May 2016 Private Member Business was taken up in both houses. Members in Lok Sabha called the attention of the Minister of Defence regarding the recent disclosure by the Court of Appeals, Milan, Italy on alleged irregularities in...
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At noon today, the Finance Minister introduced a Bill in Parliament to address the issue of delayed debt recovery.  The Bill  amends four laws including the SARFAESI Act and the DRT Act, which are primarily used for recovery of outstanding...
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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is listed for passage in Rajya Sabha today.  Last week, Lok Sabha passed the Code with changes recommended by the Joint Parliamentary Committee that examined the Code.[1],[2]  We present answers to some of the frequently...
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Yesterday, Members of Parliament in Lok Sabha discussed the situation of drought and drinking water crisis in many states.  During the course of the discussion, some MPs also raised the issue of ground water depletion.  Last month, the Bombay High Court passed...
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Members in Rajya Sabha today called the attention of the Minister of Home Affairs to the repeated incidents of violence against the cattle traders in various parts of the country.   The Upper House also took up discussion on the Working...
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Rajya Sabha today took up discussion on the allegations of bribery and corruption in Agusta Westland chopper deal. The Minister of Defence, Mr Manohar Parrikar replied at the end of the debate. The Upper House also passed the Anti Hijacking Bill,...
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Lok Sabha continued discussion on the demands for grants of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Minister, Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot replied at the end of the debate. The Lower House also took up discussion on the demands for grants...
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Day 2 Rajya Sabha saw repeated disruptions over the issue of President’s rule in Uttarakhand on Day 2. The Leader of the House stated that President’s rule was imposed as a result of breakdown of constitutional machinery. He said that...
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Parliament today reconvened for a new session. The first part of Budget Session was adjourned on March 16 to meet again on April 25. However, the session was formally closed at the end of March, to enable the passage of the...
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Yesterday, the Telecom and Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the Prohibition of Discriminatory Tariffs for Data Services Regulations, 2016.  These regulations prohibit Telecom Service Providers from charging different tariffs from consumers for accessing different services online.  A lot of...
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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015 was introduced in Lok Sabha yesterday, as a Money Bill.  In this context, we briefly outline the various types of Bills in Parliament, and highlight the key differences between Money Bills and Financial Bills.What are...
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The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2015 is currently pending in Rajya Sabha and was listed for passage in the current Winter session of Parliament.  The Bill was passed by Lok Sabha after incorporating certain amendments, in...
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