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Key bills discussed in Rajya Sabha’s agenda: Budget session

Several key bills, including “The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill” and “The Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill,” are on the Rajya Sabha’s agenda for the final week of the current Budget session.

Six of the seven Bills on the Rajya Sabha’s agenda have already been passed by the Lok Sabha.

“The Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill, 2022, passed by the Lok Sabha last week, proposes to empower police to take measurements of convicts and accused for the purposes of identification and investigations in criminal matters in order to preserve records.”

Amit Shah, the Union Minister for Home Affairs, is set to pilot “The Delhi Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2022,” which proposes merging the three municipal corporations. The bill was passed by voice vote in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, while various amendments proposed by opposition MPs were rejected.

The Chartered Accountants, Cost and Works Accountants, and Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which requires members and firms to disclose pending complaints or actionable information, will be introduced in the Upper House by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam.

The other four bills are “The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022, pertaining to Tripura, “The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2022, pertaining to Uttar Pradesh, “The Indian Antarctica Bill, 2022, and “The Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities Amendment) Bill, 2022.”

On Friday, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) conference, presided over by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu, allotted 17 hours for the passage of seven Bills. In the coming week, the Rajya Sabha will have 29 hours and 30 minutes of productive time.

The budget session’s second half began on March 14 and will end on April 8. The Budget session’s first half began on January 31 and ended on February 11.



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