Parliament Diary

PRS Parliament Diary: Budget Session – Day 5: Feb 27th, 2015

The Economic Survey, 2014-15 was tabled in Parliament today by the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley. 

The survey projects economic growth for 2014-15 to be at 7.4%, while for 2015-16 to be in between 8.1% and 8.5%. The survey emphasizes on the potential of GST and Direct Benefit Transfer system.  The report also suggests that labour reforms and land laws must be taken up by both the Centre and the states.

Lok Sabha introduced The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2015. The Bill replaces the ordinance promulgated earlier in January.  The Ordinance relaxes the mandatory provision of one year continuous stay in India for Indian Citizenship. Certain additional grounds on which a person may register for Overseas Citizenship Card are also added in the Ordinance.

Discussion on the Motion of Thanks concluded in the lower house after the Prime Minister’s reply to the debate.

Private member business was undertaken in both the houses today.

This week the Standing Committee report on the Juvenile Justice Bill was submitted. You can read our summary on the report here.

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