Parliament met for the nineteenth sitting of the Session today.
Rajya Sabha today passed the Mines and Minerals Bill, along with the Coal Mines Bill and the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill.
Lok Sabha continued its discussion on the agrarian crisis in the country.
The Mines and Minerals Bill after being passed by the upper house with amendments was then passed by the Lok Sabha again incorporating the changes.
A number of Bills were listed to be taken up at the beginning of the Session. You can read the legislative agenda for the Session here.
Today was the last day before the houses break for recess to meet again on April 20, 2015.
Below is a Legislative Snapshot of Budget Session 2015 so far:
Introduced and passed by both the Houses:
1.The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015– Replaces an Ordinance
2.The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 – Replaces an Ordinance
3.The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015 – Replaces an Ordinance
4.The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015 – Replaces an Ordinance
5.The Coal Mines Special Provisions Bill, 2015- passed by Lok Sabha
6.The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2015
Passed by both the Houses:
1.The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill
Pending from earlier Session, Passed by one House:
1.The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2014 – Passed by Lok Sabha (pending in Rajya Sabha now)
2.The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2014- Passed by Rajya Sabha (Passed in earlier Session by Lok Sabha)
Bills introduced and passed by one House:
1.The Warehousing Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015 – passed by Lok Sabha
2.The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015 - passed by Lok Sabha
1.The Black Money Bill, 2015
1.The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2014
2.The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008
3.The Border Security Force (Amendment) Bill, 2011
4.The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2013
Standing Committee Report submitted on:
1.The Anti Hijacking Bill, 2014
2.The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, 2014
3.The Tribunals, Appellate Tribunals and Other Authorities (Conditions of Service) Bill, 2014
Select Committee Reports submitted:
1.The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2014
2.The Payment and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill, 2014
3.The Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2015
4.The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015
Productivity for this Session has been at a high of 121% in Lok Sabha and 108% in Rajya Sabha as of yesterday. Question hour has functioned for 88% of its scheduled time in Lok Sabha and 98% of its scheduled time in the upper house.
More information about the Session can be found on our Session Track page:http://www.prsindia.org/sessiontrack/budget-session-2015/productivity