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Parliament’s Monsoon Sessions To Start from Today: Here are Top Bills for this Session

The government said on July 17 that as many as 32 bills have been indicated by various departments for presentation in the two Houses of which 14 are ready.

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The Monsoon session of Parliament begins and is likely to continue till August 13. Both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will convene at 11 am at the session.

The session will begin with voting for the Presidential Election, the result of which will be declared on July 21.  Draupadi Murmu, backed by the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), seems to be headed for a comfortable win with numbers in her favour against Opposition candidate, Yashwant Sinha.

The government said on July 17 that as many as 32 bills have been indicated by various departments for presentation in the two Houses of which 14 are ready.

As per the bulletin released by the Lok Sabha secretariat two days ago, a total of 29 bills are to be listed in Parliament, out of which 24 are new bills.

Here are some of the key bills that are expected to be tabled during the session

The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2022

The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2022 aims to replace the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867 by the decriminalisation of the existing Act, keeping the procedures of the extant Act simple from the viewpoint of medium/small publishers and uphold the values of Press Freedom.

 The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2022

 The bill seeks to strengthen the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 IBC/Code) by introducing provisions on cross border Insolvency and carrying out certain other amendments to the corporate insolvency resolution process and the liquidation process under the Code in order to further its objectives of time-bound resolution of stressed assets while maximising its value.

The Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2022

The bill seeks to amend the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 for bringing ‘policy reforms’ and to ‘improve ease of doing business in the sector. The bill is expected to allow private companies to mine lithium and also let firms sell half of the captive mine output without end-use restrictions.

The Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The bill seeks to rationalize the government’s role and increase members’ participation in the working of the multi-state cooperative societies to increase public faith in these societies and create a conducive environment for their growth and development. The bill also intends to enable cooperative societies to compete in the new economic environment and to raise resources more effectively by promoting functional autonomy and professionalization.

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2022

The bill seeks to amend the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 by inter-alia clarifying the applicability of Act in various types of lands and streamlining the process of approvals under the Act.

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Two separate bills will be introduced in parliament for the revision of list of Scheduled Tribes in Tamil Nadu, and the revision of the list of Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes of Chhattisgarh.

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2022

The bill seeks to amend the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 by inter-alia clarifying the applicability of Act in various types of lands and streamlining the process of approvals under the Act.

The Cantonment Bill, 2022

This bill aims to work on the administration of Cantonments to achieve greater developmental objectives in alignment with municipalities across the country. It also intends to facilitate ‘ease of living’ in cantonments.

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remain

The bill is aimed at rationalising the prohibited area and other amendments. The bill will replace the provision which allows a 100-metre prohibited area for construction activity around Centrally-protected monuments with site-specific limits to be decided by an expert committee, according to a report in news agency PTI.

Other bills that will are likely to be introduced in monsoon session are:

  • The Warehousing (Development and Regulation) (Amendment) Bill, 2022
  • The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2022
  • The Kalakshetra Foundation (Amendment) Bill, 2022
  • The Coffee (Promotion and Development) Bill, 2022
  • The Development of Enterprises and Services Hubs (DESH) Bill, 2022
  • Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill 2022
  • The Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022
  • The Old Grant (Regulation) Bill, 2022
  • The National Dental Commission Bill, 202
  • The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2022

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