New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament, which commences from tomorrow, will provide a total of 17 sittings spread over a period of 23 days. Tentatively 25 legislative items have been identified for being taken up during the session. The session may conclude on Thursday, December 29, 2022, subject to the exigencies of Government Business.
A meeting of the Government with Floor Leaders of all parties called by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi was held at the Parliament House complex today under the chairmanship of Union Minister of Defence, Raj Nath Singh. It was also attended by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal who is also the Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha; Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan.
Twenty-seven parties which were present in the meeting, besides the Bharatiya Janata Party, were Indian National Congress, All India Trinamool Congress, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, YSRCP, TMC (M), Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena, Janata Dal (United), Biju Janata Dal, Telugu Rashtra Samithi, LJSP, Nationalist Congress Party, J&K National Conference, CPI(M), Indian Union Muslim League, Telugu Desam Party, Communist Party of India, NPF, Shiromani Akali Dal, Aam Aadmi Party, All India Anna Davida Munnetra Kazhagam, KC(M), NDPP, RSP, VCK, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Asom Gana Parishad and Rashtriya Loktantrik Party. Their leaders gave suggestions on the issues which can be taken up besides Government Legislative and other Business during the forthcoming Session.
In his opening address, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Pralhad Joshi said that the Government was always ready to discuss on the floor of the House, any issue as permitted under Rules of Procedure by the respective Presiding Officers. He also requested to all the party leaders for active cooperation and support for the smooth functioning of both the Houses of Parliament.
In end, addressing the meeting and after listening to the points raised by the leaders of all parties attending, Rajnath Singh, thanked the leaders for their active and effective participation in the meeting and also expressed his appreciation that the discussion was very healthy and that important issues had been flagged. He also stated that necessary efforts would be made by the Government to discuss matters of urgent public importance besides the usual legislative business in Parliament.
List of Bills likely to be taken up during the Winter Session, 202 WINTER SESSION, 2022
- – LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
- The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019
- The Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes)
Orders (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022, as passed by Lok Sabha.
- The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2022, as passed by Lok Sabha.
- The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022, as passed by Lok Sabha.
- The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Bill, 2022, as passed by Lok Sabha.
- The Mediation Bill, 2021
- The Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- The Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- The Kalakshetra Foundation (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- The Cantonment Bill, 2022
- The Old Grant (Regulation) Bill, 2022
- The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2022
- The National Dental Commission Bill, 2022
- The National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2022
- The North East Water Management Authority Bill, 2022
- The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022
- The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022 (with respect to State of Tamil Nadu)
- The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill, 2022 (with respect to State of Himachal Pradesh)
- The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2022 (with respect to State of Karnataka)
- The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2022 (with respect to State of Chhattisgarh)
- The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022
- – FINANCIAL BUSINESS
- First Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2022-23.
- Regularisation of Excess Demand for Grants 2019-20.
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