Economy

Land Bill: Govt to seek Lok Sabha nod on Monday

Shishir Sinha New Delhi | Updated on January 24, 2018

No clarity on when insurance bill to be taken up by Rajya Sabha



Lok Sabha will take up Land Bill for passage on Monday. However, the Government is yet to indicate when the Insurance Bill will be taken up in Rajya Sabha.

Land Bill and Insurance Bills are among the six legislations to replace Ordinances. “The Government seeks to have the Bills replacing the six Ordinances passed by both the Houses of Parliament before March 20, when the Parliament has been scheduled to be adjourned to enable the Parliamentary Standing Committees scrutinise the Demands for Grants of various ministries. Parliament is scheduled to be reconvened on April 20, while the six Ordinances will lapse on April 5, as per the provisions of the Constitution,” a Government statement said.

Lok Sabha has already approved five out of six legislations aimed to replace Ordinances. These include amending the Citizenship Act, introduction of e-rikshaws, allocation of coal mines through open bidding, hiking FDI in insurance sector and allocation of non-coal mineral resources through auction.

The Rajya Sabha has passed three Bills including the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill replacing the related Ordinance. Land Bill, to replace Land Ordinance, is the yet to be considered by any of the House.

The statement also mentioned that eight hours have been allocated for discussion on the Land Bill in the Lok Sabha. The House will also take up discussion on the agrarian situation in the country next week, it said while adding that financial business including discussion on Railway and General Budgets for 2015-15 apart from consideration and passing of the Bills to replace the Ordinances will be the main focus of the business before both the Houses of Parliament during the third week of the Budget session of Parliament beginning March 9.

In the Rajya Sabha, two Bills to replace Ordinances i.e., The Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2015 and Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2015, both as passed by Lok Sabha have been listed for consideration and passing on Monday i.e, March 9.

Statutory Resolutions seeking disapproval of the two related Ordinances will also be taken up along with the Bills. Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 is one of the three Bills already pending in the Rajya Sabha, for the withdrawal of which the Government has earlier moved Motions and the same were deferred following some issues raised by the Opposition. The other two pending Bills relate to hiking FDI limit in insurance sector and allocation of coal blocks through open bidding.

The Government has also proposed consideration and passing of the Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2014, as passed during the winter session of Parliament by Lok Sabha in the Upper House next week. Both the Houses will take up for consideration a resolution seeking approval to constitute a new Railway Convention Committee for determination of rate of dividend payable by the Railways to the General Revenues and other ancillary matters next week.

Talking about the business taken up during the first two weeks of current Budget session of Parliament, Lok Sabha passed five Bills seeking to replace five respective Ordinances relating to Amending the Citizenship Act, introduction of e-rikshaws, allocation of coal mines through open bidding, hiking FDI in insurance sector and allocation of non-coal mineral resources through auction.

Rajya Sabha has passed three Bills including the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill replacing the related Ordinance, The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Persons) Amendment Bill, 2014, earlier passed by the Lok Sabha.



Published on March 07, 2015

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