Union Budget likely to be presented on 1 February; Centre contemplating scheduling Parliament session for 31 Jan
The Centre is contemplating convening the Budget Session of Parliament from 31 January and the Union Budget is likely to be presented on 1 February, sources said.
Consumer Protection Bill 2018 passed in Lok Sabha: All you need to know about bill that protects your rights
Moving the Bill for its passage, Union Minister for Consumer Affairs Ramvilas Paswan said the Bill was non-controversial and was in the interest of the consumers.
The CCPA, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, met on Tuesday night at his residence, and deliberated on the dates of the Winter Session.
One hopes the overzealous Central Consumer Protection Authority does not constantly snipe at the marketing people and become a kill-joy commissar
With Bihar polls over, the government will on Monday take a call on Parliament's Winter Session as it pitches for the passage of a host of reform legislations, including Goods and Service Tax Bill.
Jaitley said it was not possible for the government to put a cap of 18 percent on the GST rate in the constitution bill, as was being suggested by Congress.
The Budget session of Lok Sabha, which was to conclude tomorrow, is to be extended by three more days and will now end on May 13 with Government set to push the contentious land acquisition bill.
With government running short of time to pass some key bills, a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs will on Wednesday take a call on whether to extend the first half of the budget session for a few more days or prorogue it on 20 March.
The government has issued at least eight Ordinances including one on raising the FDI limit in the insurance sector from 26 percent to 49 percent and e-auctioning of coal mines.
In a bid to repair strained relations with the Vatican, China has proposed a joint system for appointment of bishops, offering the papal authority a greater say in matters relating to administration of churches.
Though today is the scheduled fortnightly review of petrol and diesel rates, an announcement will be made only after Modi returns from his US trip tomorrow evening.<br />
The Oil Ministry is likely to move the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) soon with an expert panel recommendations of raising kerosene price by Rs 4 a litre and cooking gas (LPG) rates by Rs 250 per cylinder.
The sources said the ministry is also taking to the CCPA the expert panel's recommendation of continuation of existing pricing principles for controlled petroleum products despite the finance ministry's objections.