When the 15th Lok Sabha finished its term, 128 Bill remained
pending in Parliament. Of these, 68 Bills were pending in Lok Sabha and
will lapse with its dissolution. 60 Bills, which are currently pending
in Rajya Sabha, will be carried forward to the 16th Lok
Sabha. It will be up to the new Cabinet to take forward the pending
legislation, as well as restart the introduction process on the Bills
that have lapsed. Details of pending and lapsing Bills per Ministry are
given below:


Of the 60 Bills pending in the 16th Lok Sabha, 18 were
introduced before 2009. The highest number of pending Bills is in the
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (11 Bills). These include Bills
such as The Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, The Indian Medical Council
(Amendment) Bill, 2013, The Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013,
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
(Prevention And Control) Bill, 2014.

The second highest number of pending Bills is in the Ministry of Law and
Justice (8 pending Bills), which includes Bills such as The Judicial
Appointments Commission Bill, 2013 and The Readjustment of
Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary
and Assembly Constituencies (3rd) Bill, 2013.

The third highest number of pending Bills is in the Ministry of Labour
and Employment (7 pending Bills), which includes Bills such as The Child
Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2012, The Building
and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and
The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
For a full list of all the pending Bills, and their descriptions, go here.

Of the 68 Bills that are lapsing, the highest are in the Ministry of
Finance (11 Bills). These include The Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2010, The
Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, The Public Procurement
Bill, 2012 and The Micro Finance Institutions (Development and
Regulation) Bill, 2012.

The second highest number of lapsing Bills is in the Ministry of Human
Resource Development (10 Bills), which includes The Educational
Tribunals Bill, 2010, The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation
of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010, The National Accreditation
Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010, and
The Universities for Research and Innovation Bill, 2012.

The third highest number of lapsing Bills is in the Ministry of Law and
Justice (7 Bills), which includes The Women’s Reservation Bill, The
Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and The Judicial Standards and
Accountability Bill, 2010.
For a full list of all the lapsing Bills, and their descriptions, go here.

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