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Winter session of Parliament: What's on the agenda

Winter session of Parliament: What's on the agenda

All eyes are set on the Winter Session of Parliament which began today. Among the key reform bills due to be introduced are measures to allow up to 49 per cent foreign investment in local insurance companies and domestic pension funds.

Here is the full list of bills that are on the agenda.

I – Bills for Consideration and Passing

  • The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2010
  • The Warehousing Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2011
  • The Companies Bill, 2011.
  • The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
  • The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008.
  • The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debts Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2011
  • The Prevention of Money Laundering (Amendment) Bill, 2011
  • The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011.
  • The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011.
  • The North Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Amendment Bill, 2012, as passed by Lok Sabha.
  • The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2011
  • The Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010
  • The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010, as passed by Lok Sabha.
  • The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010.
  • The Architects (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
  • The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth  Amendment) Bill, 2010, as passed by Rajya Sabha .- reservation of women in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies
  • The Constitution (One Hundred and Tenth Amendment) Bill, 2009.- reservation of women in Panchayati Raj
  • The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha.
  • The Lokpal and Lokayuktas’ Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha – presently with Select Committee, Rajya Sabha.
  • The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011
  • The Constitution (One Hundred and Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 – Reservation in services to SCs/STs
  • The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2012.
  • The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012, as passed by Lok Sabha.
  • The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2012, as passed by Rajya Sabha.
  • The National Highways Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2012, as passed by Lok Sabha.

II – Bills for Introduction

  • The Agricultural Bio- Security Bill, 2012
  • The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2012
  • The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2012.
  • The Governor’s (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Bill, 2012
  • The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012
  • The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2012
  • The Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2012
  • The Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2012
  • The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2012
  • The Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Amendment Bill, 2012

III – Financial Business

  • Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for the year 2012-13.

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