Watch the highlights of Day 6 of the session
Rajya Sabha session is adjourned till 11 am on Tuesday
Deputy chairman plans a discussion on the agrarian crisis on Tuesday 2 pm
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh raises the issue of Campa Bill
A year has passed and the rights of lakhs of families are under severe threat because of the way in which rules of the Campa law are being imposed. The rules should be made available to public debate before being finalised.
Govt withdraws Architects (Amendment) bill, will redraft it
The government on Monday withdrew from the Rajya Sabha a bill to amend the Architects Act, 1972 which provides for registration of architects.
The bill has been withdrawn as the government seeks to redraft it with further amendments to the Act, junior Ministry of Human Resource Development Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey said while withdrawing the legislation in the Upper House.- PTI
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CPM's D Raja raises issue of Tamil Nadu fishermen in conflict with Sri Lankan law
D Raja says there could be turbulent times ahead if the issue is not resolved as the fishermen are constantly agitating in Rameshwaram. "You need to spell out what is the thinking of the government," says D Raja. He adds, the government needs to decide what it will do in case of movement of Indian vessels into Sri Lankan water. - Rajya Sabha TV
Picking up files of official papers from the table is an official crime, says Speaker
They picked up files from the table. Those are official papers. Doing that is a crime: Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker— ANI (@ANI_news) July 24, 2017
The Parliament will meet on the sixth day of the Monsoon Session, with the government keen on pushing through key legislation, while the Opposition is likely to take the BJP-led government to task on issues like agrarian crisis and cow vigilante groups.
Monday's agenda include Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2017 and Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which will be introduced by finance minister Arun Jaitley. The minister on Friday, introduced a bill to repeal SBI (Subsidiary Banks) Act and State Bank of Hyderabad Act following the merger of five associates with the parent SBI, which will be debated for passing on Monday.
"After the acquisition of the subsidiary banks by SBI, the subsidiary banks have ceased to exist and, therefore, it is necessary to repeal the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959 and the State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956," the statement of object and reasons of the State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill 2017 said. Lok Sabha also passed the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017 on Friday.
Legislative business has taken a hit in the ongoing stormy Monsoon Session amid fiery debates and repeated adjournments. The Opposition has been creating a ruckus in the Parliament over issues like farmer crisis and increase in the incidents of mob lynchings. With two of the 19 sittings scheduled in this session already a near washout, the government is trying hard to push through key bills, from a total 34 bills lined up for passing in the Monsoon Session.
Expressing concern over the dwindling number of working days in Parliament, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has called for enacting a law to ensure there is at least 100 days of active presence of members in the House.
"In the last 2-3 years, Parliament sittings were not held for more than 60 to 70 days (in a year). In such a scenario, how the government will be held accountable?" the 64-year-old Left leader asked. "In contrast, the British Parliament sits for 200 days in a year," he noted.
This will make sure that the government of the day is held accountable for its actions and policies, and members get enough time to deliberate on key issues, the Rajya Sabha member said on Sunday night.
Updated Date: Jul 24, 2017 17:29:43 IST
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