As the Monsoon Session reaches its final week, the Opposition digs in.


Key Bills to be moved in the Monsoon Session

On Monday, Dr Virendra Kumar, the Union Minister of social justice and empowerment, will propose the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2021, in the LokSabha.

The Bill attempts to clarify “certain provisions of the 102nd Constitutional Amendment Bill” to restore the states’ ability to identify backward classes- a demand expressed by several regional parties, as well as the ruling party’s own OBC leaders.

The new Bill dismantles the Supreme Court’s finding that, following a 2018 Constitutional Amendment, only the Centre, not the states, could inform the socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs).

The National Commission for Homoeopathy (Amendment) Bill, 2021, & National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The National Commission for Homoeopathy (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine (Amendment) Bill, 2021, will be introduced in the lower house by Union Minister of AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal.

The former seeks to repeal the Indian Medicine Central Council Act of 1970, while the latter aims to repeal The Homoeopathy Central Council Act of 1973.

Both the Bills were introduced in the Parliament in 2019 and were referred to the standing committee, which submitted its reports in November 2019.

Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister, will move the Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, before the Lok Sabha for consideration.

In this session, the Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill 2021 was introduced in Rajya Sabha after the Union Cabinet gave its approval on July 28, 2021.

The Amendment Bill seeks to facilitate greater ease of living to law-abiding corporates and decriminalise specific provisions of the Act.

The DICGC Amendment Bill, 2021

The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, also known as the DICGC Amendment Bill 2021, proposes three significant modifications to the current deposit insurance system.

If approved into law, these reforms will add a new dimension to the Centre’s historic decision last year to increase the insurance coverage for individual depositors in banks from $1 lakh to $5 lakh.

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021, will be moved in the Lok Sabha by Union minister Arjun Munda.

On Thursday, the Upper House passed a bill allowing Mishmi-Kaman (Miju Mishmi), Idu (Mishmi), Taron (Digaru Mishmi), and Monpa, Memba, Sarang, and Sajolang (Miji) to be added to the list in place of Mishmi, Idu, Taroan, and Momba.

Arunachal Pradesh suggested that the constitutional list of Scheduled Tribes be amended.
Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021 & General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 Nirmala Sitharaman, a Union minister, will introduce the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021, and the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021, in the Rajya Sabha. Last week, the Lok Sabha passed both bills.

The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2021 & Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2021

MoS of finance Pankaj Chaudhary will also move to passage The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2021 and The Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2021, in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

Opposition demands discussion on Pegasus.

As the Parliament session nears its end on August 9, the procedures of both Houses are expected to be disrupted once more as opposition parties press for a debate on the Pegasus Project report.

On the other hand, the Centre attempts to pass a constitutional amendment that would restore states’ ability to identify backward classes.

Several Opposition leaders uploaded a video on social media on August 8, emphasising their unsuccessful attempts to speak in Parliament about the Pegasus Project report and agriculture reform policies.

The leaders pleaded with the Prime Minister to pay attention to their concerns.
The opposition’s strategy of speaking out during Rajya Sabha debates on bills like the Pegasus snooping row and farm regulations has now been combined into a three-minute film to get the government to heed their requests, leaders said on Sunday.

“Mr Modi, come listen to us,” says the video, which the TMC uploaded on Sunday morning from the handle of RS MP Derek O’Brien.

Congress MPs Manish Tewari and Manickam Tagore have given adjournment motion notices in the LokSabha to discuss the ‘Pegasus Project’ media report on August 9.

ACCORDING TO NEWS AGENCY ANI, CPI MP Elamaram Kareem has also given the suspension of business notice in Rajya Sabha under rule 267 on the Pegasus issue.

Since the beginning of the Monsoon Session of Parliament on July 19, both the Lok Sabha and the RajyaSabha have been wracked by disputes between the government and the opposition over the Pegasus Project report farm reform measures and price hikes.

Akshit Poddar
Akshit Poddar
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