Session Wrap - Monsoon Session 2018

Parliament Session Wrap

Monsoon Session  –  July 18 to August 10, 2018

 

Government Bills passed by Parliament during the Monsoon Session 

Short Title

Key Objectives

*The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Increases the punishment for offence of rape of women.  Introduces death penalty for rape of minor girls below the age of 12.

The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018

Confiscates properties of persons who have absconded the country to avoid facing prosecution for economic offences above Rs 100 crore.

The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2017

Constitutes the National Commission for Backward Classes as a Constitutional body.

The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017

Repeals the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993.

*The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018

Investigating authority will not require approval to arrest an accused under the Act.  Preliminary enquiry not required before registering FIR.

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Makes giving a bribe an offence and modifies the definition of taking a bribe.  Requires prior sanction to investigate public officials.

*The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018

Includes real estate allottees as financial creditors in the insolvency resolution process.  

*The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Lowers the limit for adjudicating commercial disputes from one crore rupees to three lakh rupees.

The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Reduces discretion given to courts while granting specific performance and introduces substituted performance as a remedy to enforce contracts.

The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Allows the central government to re-issue the notice of acquisition to a property owner to give them an opportunity to be heard. The owner will be entitled to interest on the compensation payable.

The State Banks (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017

Repeals the State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks) Act, 1959, and the State Bank of Hyderabad Act, 1956 which established five subsidiary banks which were acquired by State Bank of India.

The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017

In cases of cheque bouncing, it allows courts to direct partial payment of fine or compensation to the payee during trial or on filing an appeal.

*The National Sports University Bill, 2018

Establishes a National Sports University in Manipur.

*The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Provides for the supersession of the Council for a year.

*#The Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Amends the provisions related to: (i) reverse charge mechanism, (ii) registration, (iii) input tax credit, and (iv) pre-deposit amount for appeals.

*#The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Amends the provisions related to: (i) reverse charge mechanism, (ii) place of supply of services, (iii) distribution of IGST revenue between the centre and states, and (iv) pre-deposit amount for appeals. 

*#The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Amends the provisions of the Act with respect to reverse charge mechanism and the utilisation of input tax credit on UTGST.

*#The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2018

The Bill amends the manner in which unutilised amount in the Compensation Fund will be distributed between the centre and states. 

*#The Appropriation (No. 5) Bill, 2018   

Authorises expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India.

*#The Appropriation (No. 4) Bill, 2018

Authorises expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India.

*These Bills were introduced during Monsoon Session, 2018.

# Bills passed as Money Bills by Lok Sabha and will be deemed to be passed by Rajya Sabha.

 

Government Bills introduced during the Monsoon Session and pending

Short Title

Key Objectives

Introduced on

Status

The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Amends several Acts regulating divorce to remove leprosy as grounds of divorce. 

10 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

Pending

The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Amends the composition, the term of office and resignation of chairperson and members of the Human Rights Commissions.

9 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

Pending

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018

Regulates use of DNA technology for establishing the identity of certain persons for cases related to crimes and missing persons. 

9 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

Pending

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2018

Amends the provisions related to adoption.  Instead of the court, the District Magistrate will issue adoption orders. 

6 Aug 2018  Lok Sabha

Pending

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Amends the definition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises on the basis of annual turnover.

23 Jul 2018 Lok Sabha

Pending

The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018

Provides for the prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation of trafficked persons. 

18 Jul 2018 Lok Sabha

Passed by LS on 26 Jul 2018

The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018

Provides for a mechanism to ban unregulated deposit schemes.

18 Jul 2018 Lok Sabha

Referred to SC

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Enhances the criteria for classifying major airports and provides for tariff determination in certain cases. 

18 Jul 2018 Lok Sabha

Pending

The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Establishes Arbitration Council of India for the promotion of arbitration, mediation, conciliation and other alternative dispute redressal mechanisms. 

18 Jul 2018 Lok Sabha

Passed by LS on 10 Aug 2018

The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018

Amends provisions related to the term of office, and resignation of the chairperson and members of the Board of the Trust.

18 Jul 2018 Rajya Sabha

Pending

Note: LS stands for Lok Sabha, SC stands for Standing Committee.

Sources:  Relevant Bills; Bulletins of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha; PRS.

Government Bills passed by one House and pending in the other House

Short Title

Introduced on

Passed by Lok Sabha, Pending in Rajya Sabha

The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill, 2017

18 Dec 2017

Passed on 9 Aug 2018

The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill 2017

18 Dec 2017

Passed on 23 Jul 2018

The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017

11 Aug 2017

Passed on 18 Jul 2018

The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017

24 Jul 2017

Passed on 19 Dec 2017

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017

18 Jul 2017

Passed on 2 Jan 2018, Select Committee of RS report by last week of Winter Session 2018

The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016

10 Aug 2016

Passed on 10 Aug 2016

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Amendment) Bill, 2015

24 Feb 2015

Passed on 10 Mar 2015

The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015

11 May 2015

Passed on 13 May 2015

The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016

9 Aug 2016

Standing Committee Report on 8 Feb 2017, Passed by Lok Sabha on 10 Apr 2017, Select Committee Report on 22 Dec 2017

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017

28 Dec 2017

Passed on 28 Dec 2017

Government Bills pending in both Houses from earlier Sessions of Parliament

LOK SABHA

 

 

Short Title

Introduced on

Status

The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018

12 Mar 2018

Standing Committee Report on 9 Aug 2018

The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018

5 Jan 2018

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018

5 Jan 2018

Not referred to Standing Committee

The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017

29 Dec 2017

Standing Committee Report on 20 Mar 2018

The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

18 Dec 2017

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Code on Wages, 2017

10 Aug 2017

Standing Committee granted time upto the end of Monsoon Session 2018

The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017

31 Jul 2017

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Inter-State River Water Disputes (Amendment) Bill, 2017

14 Mar 2017

Standing Committee Report on 10 Aug 2017

The Merchant Shipping Bill, 2016

16 Dec 2016

Standing Committee Report on 18 Jul 2017

The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016

16 Dec 2016

Standing Committee Report on 18 Jul 2017

The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2016

14 Dec 2016

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016

21 Nov 2016

Standing Committee Report on 10 Aug 2017

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 

2 Aug 2016

Standing Committee Report on 21 Jul 2017

The High Courts (Alteration of Names) Bill, 2016

19 Jul 2016

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016

19 Jul 2016

Joint Parliamentary Committee granted time upto the first day of the last week of Winter Session, 2018

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015

11 May 2015

Joint Parliamentary Committee granted time upto the last day of the Budget Session, 2019

The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2014 

19 Dec 2014

Standing Committee Report on 7 May 2015

The Lokpal and Lokayuktas and other related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014

18 Dec 2014

Standing Committee Report on 7 Dec 2015

The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2014

7 Aug 2014

Standing Committee Report on 22 Dec 2014

 

RAJYA SABHA

 

 

Short Title

Introduced on

Status

The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2015

6 May 2015

Standing Committee Report on 30 Jul 2015

The Waqf Properties (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Bill, 2014

18 Feb 2014

Standing Committee Report on 12 Aug 2015

The Assam Legislative Council Bill, 2013

10 Dec 2013

Standing Committee Report on 17 Feb 2014

The Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies (Third) Bill, 2013

10 Dec 2013

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Delhi Rent (Repeal) Bill, 2013

29 Aug 2013

Not referred to Standing Committee

The Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013

26 Aug 2013

Standing Committee Report on 17 Dec 2013

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013

19 Aug 2013

Standing Committee Report on 20 Nov 2013

The Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2013

8 Aug 2013

Standing Committee Report on 8 May 2015

The Rajasthan Legislative Council Bill, 2013

6 Aug 2013

Standing Committee Report on 9 Dec 2013

The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Amendment Bill, 2013

22 Apr 2013

Standing Committee Report on 7 Feb 2014

The Building and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013

18 Mar 2013

Standing Committee Report on 15 Mar 2014

The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012

13 Dec 2012

Standing Committee Report on 24 Sep 2013

The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Repeal) Bill, 2012

4 May 2012

Not referred to Standing Committee

Short Title

Introduced on

Status

The National Commission for Human Resources for Health Bill, 2011

22 Dec 2011

Standing Committee Report on 30 Oct 2012

The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2011

18 Aug 2011

Standing Committee Report on 20 Dec 2011

The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011

23 Mar 2011

Standing Committee Report on 20 Dec 2011

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2008

15 Dec 2008

Standing Committee Report on 16 Feb 2009

The Pesticide Management Bill, 2008

21 Oct 2008

Standing Committee Report on 18 Feb 2009

The Private Detective Agencies (Regulation) Bill, 2007

13 Aug 2007

Standing Committee Report on 13 Feb 2009

The Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Pharmacy Bill, 2005

12 Aug 2005

Standing Committee Report on 28 Jul 2006

The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2005

23 Mar 2005

Standing Committee Report on 29 Jul 2005

The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2005

23 Mar 2005

Standing Committee Report on 29 Jul 2005

The Seeds Bill, 2004

9 Dec 2004

Standing Committee Report on 28 Nov 2006

The Provisions of the Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2001

30 Jul 2001

Standing Committee Report on 9 Dec 2003

The Delhi Rent (Amendment) Bill, 1997

28 Jul 1997

Standing Committee Report on 21 Dec 2000

The Constitution (79th Amendment) Bill, 1992

22 Dec 1992

Standing Committee Report on 22 Mar 1995

The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 1987

26 Aug 1987

Joint Committee Report on 28 Jul 1989

 Government Bills Withdrawn during the Monsoon Session

Short Title

Key Objectives Reason for Withdrawal

Withdrawn on

The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017

The Bill establishes a Resolution Corporation to monitor financial firms, and resolve them in case of failure. 

7 Aug 2018

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2015

The Bill seeks to increase the allowance for investment in plants and machinery in micro, small and medium enterprises.  Not mentioned

23 Jul 2018

The National Sports University Bill, 2017

The Bill establishes a National Sports University in Manipur.  mentioned

23 Jul 2018

The Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2012

Provides quicker and less expensive justice to the members of the three Armed forces. 

18 Jul 2018

Sources:  Bulletins of Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha; PRS.

Status of Government Bills

Bills pending before session

68

Bills introduced during session

22

Bills passed during session

                   20

Bills withdrawn during session

4

Bills pending at the end of session

66

 

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