Parliament Monsoon Session Alert: Bills listed for consideration and passage, A Brief View

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The Monsoon Session of Parliament is to be held between July 18 and August 10, 2018.

There will be a total of 18 sittings. Currently there are 68 Bills pending in Parliament. Of these, 25 Bills are listed for consideration and passage, and three for withdrawal during the session. 18 new Bills are listed for introduction, consideration, and passage.

(NOTE: In the coming article we will come to know in detail about few most important bills. IN HINDI/ENGLISH)

Bills listed for consideration and passage:

A. Finance

  1. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 – To replace an Ordinance

Confiscates properties of persons who have absconded the country to avoid facing prosecution for economic offences.

  1. The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017

In cases of cheque bouncing, it allows courts to direct partial payment of fine or compensation to the payee during trial or in case of filing an appeal.

  1. The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017

Repeals the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, and State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956 after the acquisition of five subsidiary banks by State Bank of India.

B. Education

  1. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017

Empowers the government to detain a child in class 5, 8, or both, and provides an opportunity for re-examination to the child before being detained.

  1. The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Grants retrospective recognition to central and state universities running teacher education programmes that are currently not recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education.

  1. The National Sports University Bill, 2017 – To replace an Ordinance

Establishes a National Sports University in Manipur.

C. Security / Law / Strategic Affairs / Social Justice

  1. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Makes giving a bribe an offence and modifies the definition of taking a bribe. Requires prior sanction to investigate public officials.

  1. The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Specifies grounds under which disclosures related to corruption may not be made.

  1. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017

Makes all declaration of instant triple talaq void and illegal. It is a cognizable and non-bailable offence with imprisonment of up to three years.

  1. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

Defines a transgender person, prohibits discrimination against them and prescribes penalties for certain offences.

  1. The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Amends two existing Acts to permit overseas voters to cast their vote in person or by proxy and makes certain provisions of the Acts gender-neutral.

  1. The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Amends the Act, to reduce discretion given to courts while granting specific performance and introduces substituted performance as a remedy to enforce contracts.

  1. The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017

Constitutes a Commission (National Commission for Backward Classes) for socially and educationally backward classes and empowers it to hear grievances.

  1. The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017

Repeals the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.

  1. The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018

Establishes a centre to conduct arbitration, mediation, and conciliation proceedings and declares the centre as an institution of national importance.

D. Health

  1. The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017

Repeals the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. Also, sets up the National Medical Commission which seeks to regulate medical education and practice.

  1. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

Prohibits commercial surrogacy, allows altruistic surrogacy and specifies criteria for the intending couple and surrogate mother.

  1. The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Seeks to remove the mandatory requirement of the representation of certain dentists in the Dental Councils set up under the Dentists Act, 1948.

E. Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution

  1. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

Enforces consumer rights, and provides a mechanism for redressal of complaints regarding defect in goods and deficiency in services.

F. Labour

  1. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016

Enhances the limit of overtime work hours and empowers the central government to make exempting rules related to overtime hours.

G. Shipping / Transport

  1. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Seeks to address issues related to road safety, motor vehicle insurance, and increases penalties under the Act.

  1. The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016

Provides for regulation of major ports and vests the management of such ports in the Boards of Major Port Authorities.

H. Urban Development

  1. The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Allows the central government to re-issue the notice of acquisition to the property owner to give them an opportunity to be heard. The owner will be entitled to an interest on the compensation payable to them.

  1. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Permits the central government to carry out construction in prohibited areas, around protected monuments and archaeological sites, for public purposes.

  1. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017

Specifies the procedure for eviction of unauthorised occupants from residential accommodation in public premises.

(NOTE: In the coming article we will come to know in detail about few most important bills. IN HINDI/ENGLISH)

 

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