GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 13th July. The upcoming Monsoon session of the parliament both Lok Sabha and Rajya beginning from 19, to August 13 could witness heated debates as the central government has cleared that it will table around 23 bills in the session that will run for 19 business days.
The session of Parliament will be from 11 am to 6 am as per the Speaker Lok Sabha Om Birla.
23 bills to be tabled in In the upcoming Monsoon Session of the Parliament out of which 17 will be new bills. Six bills have already been introduced according to the tentative list of government legislative and financial business’ expected to be taken up during the session that starts July 19.
The Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 Introduced on 13 February, 2021 will be tabled for consideration and passing.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021 bill will replace the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 which was propagated on April 4. A new amendment is aimed at providing speedier, cost effective, semi-formal and less disruptive framework for insolvency resolution of corporate debtors in distress, according to the Lok Sabha bulletin.
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill,2019 Introduced on 8 July 2019 for which the Report of the Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests was laid on the Table of Lok Sabha on 3 February 2021 will be tabled in the monsoon session for consideration and passing.
The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Introduced on 11 December 2019 and the report of the Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment was presented to Lok Sabha on 29 January 2021 is included in the business is scheduled for the monsoon session. For consideration and passing.
The Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition and Development) Amendment Bill, 2021, through which the government intends to amend the law related to acquisition of land containing coal deposits and make provisions for leasing of land and coal mining rights vested under the CBA Act to any company (including private sector company) which has become successful bidder in the auction of coal blocks conducted under the MMDR Act or the CMSP Act. For this purpose, it is proposed to provide for vesting of the land and coal mining rights in the State Government for further leasing to the successful bidder.(b)make provisions specifically that the land acquired under the Act shall be utilised for coal mining operations and allied or ancillary activities as may be prescribed by Central Government. Further, to provide for utilisation of the acquired land, where coal is mined out/ de-coaled or lands which are not economically viable or practically unsuitable, for coal development related activities and other public purposes.(c)make provisions for acquisition of lignite bearing areas under the CBA Act. Accordingly, the definition of coal is added in the Act which includes lignite in line with the definitions provided in the Collieries Control Rules, 2004 and the Coal Blocks Allocation Rules, 2017 framed under the MMDR Act.
The Cantonment Bill, 2021 for Greater democratization, modernisation and overall improvement in governance structure of Cantonment Boards will be tabled for introduction, consideration and passing.
The Indian Antarctica Bill, 2021 to provide harmonious policy and regulatory framework for India’s Antarctic activities and to provide national measures for protecting the Antarctic environment and dependent and associated ecosystem as per the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and to Protocol on the Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.
The Indian Institute of Forest Management Bill, 2021 to the Bill declares the existing Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal a premier and only forestry management educational institute in the country, as institution of national.
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to amend PFRDA Act to fulfilthe Budget Announcement 2019 regarding the separation of NPS Trust from PFRDA and Budget Announcement 2020 for ensuring universal pension coverage as well as strengthening PFRDA.
The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to enable easy and time-bound access for depositors to their hard-earned money and to further instill confidence in depositors about the safety of their money, it is proposed to introduce amendments to the DICGC Act, 1961. The objective is to enable access by depositors to their savings through deposit insurance in time bound manner in case there is suspension of banking business of the insured bank under various provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.
The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
The bill seeks to de-license power distribution business and bring in competition. The proposed amendments entail de-licensing of the distribution business and bring in competition, appointment of member from law background in every Commission, strengthening of APTEL, penalty for noncompliance of RPO.
This would allow consumers to choose from multiple power distribution services. The proposed amendments also entail the appointment of a member from the law background in every commission, strengthening of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), a penalty for non-compliance of RPO apart from prescribing rights and duties of consumers.
The Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The legislation intends to speeding up the disciplinary mechanism of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) — the top statutory accountancy body under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021. The Bill proposes to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children, to provide for care, protection, assistance and rehabilitation to the victims, while respecting their rights, and creating a supportive legal, economic and social environment for them, and also to ensure prosecution of offenders, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The legislation aims at carrying out amendments to the Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 to decriminalise 12 compoundable offences which deal with procedural and technical violations. The Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Amendment) Bill, 2021. This legislation aims at making the system of laying of pipelines for transportation of petroleum and minerals robust.
The bills that will be tabled to replace ordinances include the Essential Defence Service Bill, 2021 and the Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill.