Three weeks of the ongoing Winter Session have now been
concluded. Productivity of Lok Sabha for the three weeks was at 99%, while for
Rajya Sabha it was at 72%.

10 Bills have been passed by both Houses, while 3 more Bills
have been passed by Lok Sabha. 5 Bills have been withdrawn.

Question Hour functioned in Lok Sabha for 77% of the
allotted time, while it functioned in Rajya Sabha for 32% of the allotted time.
63 questions were orally answered in Lok Sabha during the first three weeks,
while 35 questions were orally answered in Rajya Sabha.  

The Rajya Sabha Chairperson on 25th, 26th,
27th November and  1st,
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 11th
December named 25, 27, 30, 24, 35, 55, 46, 30 and
8 MPs
respectively for gross disorderly conduct in violation of rules and etiquette of
Rajya Sabha.

The ten Bills passed by both Houses are:

1.      
The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing
Returns and Maintaining Registers by certain Establishments) Amendment Bill,
2011

2.      
The Delhi Special Police Establishment
(Amendment) Bill, 2014

3.      
The Indian Institutes of Information Technology
Bill, 2014

4.      
The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014

5.      
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders
(Amendment) Bill, 2014

6.      
The Textile Undertakings (Nationalisation) Laws
(Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2014

7.      
The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2013

8.      
The Merchant Shipping (Second Amendment) Bill,
2013

9.      
The School of Planning and Architecture Bill,
2014

10.  
The Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014

The three Bills passed by Lok Sabha are:

1.      
The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2014

2.      
The Payment and Settlement Systems (Amendment)
Bill, 2014

3.      
The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Bill, 2014

The five Bills withdrawn are:

1.      
The Higher Education and Research Bill, 2011

2.      
The Protection and Utilisation of Public Funded
Intellectual Property Bill, 2008

3.      
The Coal Mines (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill,
2000

4.      
The Delhi Hotels (Control of Accommodation)
Repeal Bill, 2014

5.      
The Food Safety and Standards (Amendment) Bill,
2014

 

In the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, four
Departmentally Related Standing Committees (DRSCs) have submitted their reports
on Bills that were referred to them.  These were:

1.      
The DRSC on External Affairs’ report on The
Constitution (One Hundred and Nineteenth Amendment) Bill, 2013

2.      
 The DRSC
on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests’ report on The
Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2013

3.      
 The DRSC
on Health and Family Welfare’s report on the Food Safety and
Standards (Amendment) Bill, 2014

4.      
The DRSC on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law
and Justice’s report on the Delhi High
Court (Amendment) Bill, 2014
.

The Rajya Sabha Select Committee
also submitted its report on the
Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008
.

 

5 major discussions have been held in Parliament so far. These were held on
the following topics:

1.      
Need to expedite the process of bringing back
black money stashed abroad (Lok Sabha)

2.      
Natural calamities in various parts of the
country with special reference to rains and floods in Jammu and Kashmir,
cyclone Hudhud in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and drought in Maharashtra (Lok
Sabha)

3.      
Reported dilution of Mahatma Gandhi National
Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (Lok Sabha)

4.      
Situation arising due to the reported incidents
of religious conversion (Lok Sabha)

5.      
Discussion on prevailing agrarian crisis in the
country (Rajya Sabha)

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