Lok Sabha met for the fourth sitting of the Winter Session today.
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014 was passed by Lok Sabha today. The Bill adds communities in the list of scheduled castes in the states of Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and Tripura. It removes the Majhi community from the list in Sikkim.
Lok Sabha then continued the discussion on the need to expedite the process of bringing back Black Money stashed abroad.
Rajya Sabha held a discussion on the reported move of the government to introduce changes in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) by reducing the wage component of the fund allocation and restricting the areas of work.
Rajya Sabha then undertook for consideration and passing the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2014, which was passed by Lok Sabha yesterday. The debate on this Bill was ongoing in Rajya Sabha at the time of sending this diary.