GST Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha this week
The second week of Monsoon Parliament Session will begin from Monday. After the passage of five bills during the first week of Parliament session started from July 18, four more Bills have been proposed by the Government for consideration and passing.
Along with these four Bills, the government likely to table the most awaited Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill on Monday.
Commenting on the GST Bill, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Ananth Kumar, said, "There is a widespread demand for early introduction of GST from almost all the political parties, State Governments, trade and industrial bodies and even general public. The Government is engaged in talks with political parties to ensure passage of the GST Bill during the current Monsoon session".
"The Business Advisory Committee has already allocated five hours for discussing this Bills in Rajya Sabha which is an important development. The Government on its part would the best possible to make this long pending legislation see the light of the day during this session. I appeal to all parties to sense the mood of the nation and cooperate in this regard”, Kumar added.
The four bills that will be taken up in the Parliament, include, Benami Transactions (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2015, The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill,2016 in Lok Sabha. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Rajya Sabha.
Moreover, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs said that during the first week of this Monsoon session, Lok Sabha cleared-- the Indian Medical Council Bill,2016, the Dentists (Amendment) Bill,2016 and the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Bill (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
"These were among the six Bills introduced in the House last week. Besides, the lower house also considered and accepted an amendment to the Indian Trustees (Amendment) Bill, 2015 as passed by the Upper House in earlier session", Ministry said.
In Rajya Sabha, during the last week, two Bills were cleared-- the Regional Centre for Biotechnology Bill, 2016, earlier passed by the Lok Sabha and the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Bill,2012.
For the coming week, starting from tomorrow, other Bills the government has proposed--
In Lok Sabha
--The Institution of Technology (Amendment) Bill,2016,
--The HighCourts (Alteration of Names) Bill,2016
--The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill,2012.
"The Institution of Technology (Amendment) Bill,2016, and the HighCourts (Alteration of Names) Bill,2016 will go to Rajya Sabha after passed by the Lower House while the Child Labour Bill has been passed by the Upper House last week", Ministry said.
In Rajya Sabha
--The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015,the Indian Medical Council Bill,2016,
--The Dentists (Amendment) Bill,2016
--The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Bill,2016
On Friday, Lok Sabha was adjourned till Monday after a protest by BJP members against Punjab Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann for doing a Facebook live while entering the parliament. Soon, the video went viral on the social networking websites.