The Monsoon Session of Indian Parliament begins on Wednesday with 18 new bills likely to be introduced. Besides, a total number of 68 bills are pending in the Lok Sabha, and 40 bills are pending in the Rajya Sabha
Let’s have a look on some of the pending bills that may be discussed during the Monsoon Session:
123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill –
The bill aims to give constitutional status to the National Commission of Backward Classes.
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2016 –
The bill pertains to inclusion of Bhogata community of Jharkhand into the Scheduled Tribes list. Bhagota Community currently comes under the Scheduled Caste List.
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The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 –
The Bill that pertains to the abolition of triple talaq and grant of allowance to such women against whom such divorce has is declared.
Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill –
The bill that allows couples to opt for surrogacy if not able to conceive.
Some new bills that could also come up for discussion during the session:
- Dam Safety Bill, 2018 – The bill that pertains to maintenance and safety of dams.
- DNA Profiling Bill, 2018 – The bill that proposes the establishment of DNA data bank across India to help solve crime cases.
- Higher Education Commission of India Bill 2018 – The bill that proposes setting up of High Education Commision of India (HECI) to focus on an overall improvement in academic standards.
In the political front, Congress party announced it will bring a no-confidence motion along with several other opposition parties against the Modi government. In the earlier parliamentary session, a number of opposition parties gave notices of a no confidence motion, but this was rejected by Sumitra Mahajan brushing it away which led to a lot of criticism.
The monsoon sessions will most probably be filled with drama, but the members of parliament need to be thinking of solutions instead of creating enemity against each other.