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Government of India
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
28-January-2018 18:54 IST
Government holds All Party Leaders Meet ahead of Budget Session 2018 of Parliament, beginning tomorrow

Shri Narendra Modi exhorted all Political Parties to collectively strive to create a constructive atmosphere in Budget Session to achieve National Good

PM urges to make Parliamentary Standing Committee system of Parliament a role model of Participative Democracy that may be adopted across State Legislatures in India

Budget Session will provide a total of 31 sittings spread over a period of 68 days

 

Addressing floor leaders of parties in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha here today, ahead of the Budget Session 2018 of Parliament beginning tomorrow, Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi said that Government gives huge importance to the issues raised by all Political Parties and exhorted all Political Parties to collectively strive to create a constructive atmosphere in Budget Session to achieve National Good.

 

Further, Shri Modi encouraged all political parties to prevent tokenism in different Standing Committees of the Parliament and play a more constructive role to give concrete solutions to issues of national importance brought before the Committees. The Prime Minister urged all the leaders present to develop the Committee system of Parliament as a role model of Participative Democracy that may be adopted across State Legislatures in India.

 

A host of issues were brought up by the leaders of parties during the meeting. There was a consensus across party lines on ensuring smooth functioning of the Parliament without disruptions and deadlocks to be resolved through constructive discussions in both the Houses. 

 

Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar, later briefing media persons said that the Government has requested all parties, especially the opposition, for their co-operation for the smooth functioning of the House. The Minister informed that all parties were in favour of a productive Budget session. The Government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the House, any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure, he added.

 

Shri Ananthkumar further informed that the Budget Session 2018 of Parliament is scheduled to be held from Monday, 29th January, 2018, and subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session may conclude on Friday, 6th April, 2018. During this period, both Houses of Parliament will be adjourned for recess on Friday, 9th February, 2018 to reassemble on Monday, 5th March, 2018 to enable the Standing Committees to examine the Demands of Grants of various Ministries/ Departments and make their reports thereon.

 

The Minister said that the Session will provide a total of 31 sittings (8 sittings in First part and 23 sitiings in the Second part) spread over a period of 68 days.

 

The Session will mainly be devoted to Financial Business relating to Union Budget for 2018-19 and discussion on the Motion of Thanks on President’s address. However, essential Legislative and other Business will also be taken up during the Session, Shri Ananthkumar informed.

 

Further, the Minister added that the Economic Survey of India will be presented to Parliament on Monday, 29th January, 2018 and the Union Budget for 2018-19 will be presented to Lok Sabha on Thursday, 1st February, 2018.

 

The all-Party meeting was attended by Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Rajnath Singh, by Union Minister for Finance, Shri Arun Jaitley, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, River development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, along with other Ministers.

 

LIST OF BILLS PENDING IN LOK SABHA AND RAJYA SABHA AT THE END OF 13th SESSION OF 16th LOK SABHA AND 244th SESSION OF RAJYA SABHA.

LOK SABHA

 

I.              BILLS REFFERED TO JOINT COMMITTEES

1.                   The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Second Bill, 2015.

2.                   The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

3.                   The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017.

 

II.           BILL RETURNED TO LOK SABHA

4.                The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017 (as passed by Lok Sabha, as reported by Select Committee of Rajya Sabha and returned with amendments to Lok Sabha.)

 

III.        BILLS REFERRED TO STANDING COMMITTEES

5.                The Codes of Wages, 2017.

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

7.                The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

 

IV.        BILLS NOT REFFERED TO STANDING COMMITTEE

8.                The High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016.

9.                The Constitution (Schedule Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

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

11.            The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2017

12.            The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

13.            The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2017

14.            The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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

16.            The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017

17.            The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

18.            The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018

 

V.           BILLS ON WHICH REPORTS PRESENTED BY STANDING COMMITTEE

19.       The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014.

20.       The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014.

21.       The Lokpal and Lokayuktas and Other Related Law (Amendment) Bill, 2014.

22.       The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

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

24.          The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016.

25.          The Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016

26.       The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016.

27.       The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

28.       The National Sports University Bill, 2017.

 

 

RAJYA SABHA

 

I.                   BILL, AS REPORTED BY JOINT COMMITTEE

1. The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 1987.

 

II.                BILLS AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA

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

3.         The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

4.      The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

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

6.      The State Bank (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.  

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

8.      The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

9.      The Requisition Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

III.       BILLS NOT REFFERED TO STANDING COMMITTEE      

11.  The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Repeal) Bill, 2012.

12.  The Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies (Third) Bill, 2013.

13.  The Delhi Rent (Repeal) Bill, 2013.

 

IV.       BILL, AS PASSED BY LOK SABHA AND AS REPORTED BY SELECT COMMITTEE

14.  The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

 

V.        BILL REFERRED TO SELECT COMMITTEE AND REPORT PRESENTED

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

 

VI.       BILLS ON WHICH REPORT PRESENTED BY STANDING COMMITTEE

16.  The Constitution (79th Amendment) Bill, 1992. (small family norms for legislators)

17.  The Delhi Rent (Amendment) Bill, 1997.

18.  The Provisions of the Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2001.

19.  The Seeds Bill, 2004.

20.  The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2005.

21.  The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2005.

22.  The Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Pharmacy Bill, 2005.

23.  The Private Detective Agencies (Regulation) Bill, 2007.

24.  The Pesticides Management Bill, 2008.

25.  The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2008

26.  The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

27.  The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2011.

28.  The National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011.

29.  The Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2012.

30.  The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012.

31.  The Building and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

32.  The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Bill, 2013.

33.  The Rajasthan Legislative Council Bill,2013.

34.  The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

35.  The Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill,2013.

36.  The Assam Legislative Council Bill, 2013. 

37.  The Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

38.  The Waqf Properties (Eviction of Un-authorized Occupants) Bill, 2014.

39.  The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

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