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Bypassing Parliament scrutiny The inclusion of non-tax proposals in the Finance Bill undermines the legislative process. The Finance Bill of 2019, in addition to amending the tax laws, also amends several other laws unrelated to taxation The first Budget session of the 17th Lok Sabha...
Aadhaar Bill now makes it possible for individuals to file complaints under certain circumstances such as impersonation instead of just allowing the UIDAI to file complaints. One of the key legislation passed in the current session of Parliament is The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment...
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the financial year 2019-20 in parliament on July 5, 2019. In the 2019-20 budget, the government presented the estimates of its expenditure and receipts for the year 2019-20. The Budget also gave an account of how much money the...
Division as the default method of voting will not only catalyze more debates within political parties but will also encourage MPs to actively engage in lawmaking in Parliament. Divisions also provide insights into the participation of MPs in the legislative process. When a Bill is passed by a...
Voice voting is the preferred method of decision making by Indian Parliament. MPs in favour of a decision call out “Ayes” and those opposed say “Noes”.   All decisions in Parliament are taken by voting by MPs, whether it relates to extending working hours or passing a Bill. Last week,...