Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha undertook discussion on the Motion
of Thanks. Members raised issues pertaining to sectors like economy, defense, education,
health etc. Several members also raised concerns related to the Pathankot incident,
the recent incidents in Central Universities, among other issues.

The Lower House also took up
discussion on alleged money laundering involving Aircel-Maxis. The Finance
Minister while replying to the debate assured members that appropriate action
will be taken.

The Upper House began debate on the Carriage by Air (Amendment) Bill, 2015.
The Bill allows the central government to revise liability of air
carriers for compensation related to death, injury, and loss of baggage.
The Bill has been previously passed by Lok Sabha.

Both houses were sitting at the time of sending this report.

Recently, several state governments presented their budgets.
 PRS has analysed the budgets of Bihar
and Madhya Pradesh.

The Budget analyses of the states’ outlines major budget and
policy highlights along with a background of the respective state economies.

Madhya Pradesh: Budget Analysis 2016-17

Bihar: Budget Analysis 2016-17

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