Source: News Bharati English14 Oct 2016 15:51:23

New Delhi, October 14: Winter Session of Parliament will start from 16 November that will end on 16 December, as recommended by the cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs on Thursday. During this month-long session the issue of surgical strikes in PoK is likely to dominate the proceedings.
Advancing the Budget session by a month or so will also be considered by government. The Winter Session dates have been advanced as earlier it was convened in the third or fourth week of November.

An early session will prove to be beneficial to the Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) legislations, which will pave way for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), to be approved within November or latest by early December.

Around 15 new bills are likely to be introduced. The government would consider amending the Enemy Property Act. Also, Parliament passed the Constitution Amendment Bill aimed at facilitating the new tax regime during the Monsoon Session.

The intervening period between the last and the new sessions has been utilised for obtaining a requisite ratification of the amendment by at least half of the 31 states. The issue of the Army’s surgical strikes across LoC and allegations by some parties that the government was trying to politicise the issue are set to grab the limelight during the session.