Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

[t4b-ticker]
Home » India » Parliament Winter Session Begins Today, Farm Laws Repeal, Cryptocurrency Among 26 Bills On Agenda

India

Parliament Winter Session Begins Today, Farm Laws Repeal, Cryptocurrency Among 26 Bills On Agenda

The government has indicated that the bill to repeal three farm laws will also be taken up on priority. The bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week.

Parliament Winter Session: The government is expected to introduce 36 legislative Bills.
The Union Budget for 2022-23 will be presented on February 1. File photo of Parliament building.

New Delhi: The winter session of the Parliament is set to begin on Monday. The BJP-led government has a heavy agenda for the winter session with its legislative business including 26 new bills. The government has indicated that the bill to repeal three farm laws will also be taken up on priority. The bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week. Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur had told reporters after the meeting that it will be the government’s priority to get the three farm laws repealed in the winter session of Parliament.

Farm Laws Repeal Bill On Top Of Agenda

The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 seeks to repeal the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020. Farmers have been protesting against the three central farm laws on various borders of Delhi since November 2020.

Bill On Cryptocurrency and Its Regulation

The government’s agenda also includes the Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021. The bill seeks to “create a facilitative framework for the creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. It also seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India, however, it allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses”.

Currently, there is no regulation or any ban on the use of cryptocurrencies in the country. Recently, a meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance arrived at a conclusion that cryptocurrencies should not be banned, but should be regulated. The Reserve Bank of India has repeatedly reiterated its strong views against cryptocurrencies, saying they pose serious threats to the macroeconomic and financial stability of the country.

Other Bills On Agenda

The bills on the government’s agenda include the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotic Substances (Amendment) Bill, Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Second Amendment) Bill, Cantonment Bill, Inter-Services Organizations (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill, Indian Antarctica Bill, Indian Antarctica Bill and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill.

ALSO READ: Winter Session: Govt To Bring Bill To Repeal Farm Laws; Opposition Demands Legal Backing For MSP

Other bills include the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, Indian Maritime Fisheries Bill, National Dental Commission Bill, National Nursing Midwifery Commission Bill, Metro Rail (Construction, Operation and Maintenance) Bill, High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, Electricity (Amendment) Bill, Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, National Transport University Bill, Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, National AntiDoping Bill and Mediation Bill.

Three bills, which had been referred to standing committees, are also on the agenda of the government for passage. These are Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill and Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill.

Business Advisory Committee To Meet At 10:30 AM

Lok Sabha’s Business Advisory Committee (BAC) is scheduled to meet at 10:30 am on Monday as the winter session of Parliament commences today. A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of Rajya Sabha is also scheduled to be held today at 10 am. Meanwhile, Congress has issued a three-line whip to its MPs asking them to be present in both the Houses of the Parliament on November 29.

BJP Issues Whip To Rajya Sabha MPs

The Bharatiya Janata Party has also issued a three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs asking them to be present in the House on November 29.Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge has called on a meeting on Monday of all the Opposition parties to create consensus over the issues to be raised in the Parliament. However, as per Kharge, the Trinamool Congress will not attend the meeting. The winter session is scheduled to conclude on December 23.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

(With Inputs from ANI)

ALSO READ: PM Modi Skips All-Party Meet Ahead Of Winter Session, AAP Leader Sanjay Singh Walks Out

Read Full Article

Spotlight

Videos

Thounaojam Niranjoy Singh has created a new Guinness World Record for most push-ups in a minute. The 24-year-old did 109 push-ups in a minute....

Lifestyle

A new study analyses how students learn when they double the speed of class videos.

India

The expedition will inspire and motivate women of all age groups to include fitness activities in their daily lives to stay healthy.

Videos

As we all continue to deal with the pandemic, let’s pause and consider one of the reactions many of us have had: seeking out...

Entertainment

On January 21, Meat Loaf's official Facebook page confirmed that the singer had passed away but did not reveal his cause of death. He...

You May Also Like

Entertainment

On January 21, Meat Loaf's official Facebook page confirmed that the singer had passed away but did not reveal his cause of death. He...

Opinion

Ladki hoon, lad sakti hoon(I am a girl, I can fight) PRIYANKA Gandhi Vadra coined the slogan to cultivate a separate constituency of women...

India

Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta and Hindu Front for Justice, have moved separate applications seeking intervention and to make themselves parties in the ongoing...

India

CM Mamata Banerjee requests Center to declare January 23 as National Holiday so that citizens can pay homage to great freedom fighter.

Advertisement