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India: Round up of bills in the Winter Session of the Parliament, 2017

January 29, 2018

Source:www.pib.nic.in

Breaking the existing deadlock between the party forming Government and the opposition party over different policy issues, this winter session, the parties rose above the differences, which led to a successful winter session paving way for the prosperity of the nation. With speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan handling the command of Lok Sabha and Shri Venkaiyah Naidu leading the Rajya Sabha, the winter session this year lasted from December 15 to January 5. A total of 21 sessions took place with 14 sittings. 25 Bills were taken up for consideration, of which 14 Bills were listed for introduction, consideration and passing. One Bill, the Consumer Protection Bill, 2015, was withdrawn during the winter session and a total of 23 bills were passed by the Parliament. Out of these, few bills stand out because of the heat they created. These are : [1]

Sr. No. Bill Details Passed in Lok Sabha Passed in Rajya Sabha
1.Dec 19, 2017 The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017 The Bill seeks to repeal 104 Acts in whole, repeals three sections of the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, 2007, and make minor amendments to three other laws. Dec 19, 2017 Dec 28, 2017
2. The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2017 The Bill seeks to repeal 131 Acts. Of these, 38 are amending Acts, where changes made by them have already been incorporated into the principal Acts. Further, among the Acts being repealed, 30 were passed before 1947. Dec 19, 2017 Dec 28, 2017
3. The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Bill amends the Central Road Fund Act, 2000. The Act regulates the Central Road Fund (CRF) that is credited with the cess collected on high speed diesel oil and petrol. Dec 19, 2017
4. The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Bill amends the Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Act, 1952. The Act provides for the central government to requisition immovable property (or land) for any public purpose Dec 20, 2017
5. The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Bills replaces the Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017 and amends the Indian Forest Act, 1927. The Act consolidates laws relating to forests, transit of forest-produce and the duty to be levied on them. Dec 20, 2017 Dec 27, 2017
6. The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Bill seeks to amend the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011. Dec 27, 2017 Dec 28, 2017
7. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Bill amends the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. Jan 2, 2018
8. The High Court and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Condition of Services) Amendment Bill, 2017 The Bill seeks to amend (i) the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954; and (ii) the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. These Acts regulate the salaries and conditions of service of the judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court. Jan 4, 2018
9. The Indian Institute of Management Bill, 2017 The Bill declares 20 existing Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) as institutions of national importance and confers on them the power to grant degrees. Jul 28, 2017 Dec 19, 2017
10. The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) Bill, 2017 The Bill establishes the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It declares the Institute as an institution of national importance. Aug 4, 2017 Dec 27, 2017
11. The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Bill seeks to amend the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act, 1981. The 1981 Act provides for the establishment of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). NABARD is responsible for providing and regulating facilities like credit for agricultural and industrial development in the rural areas. Aug 3, 2017 Jan 2, 2018

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