Source: News Bharati English13 Aug 2016 11:40:20

New Delhi, August 13: As monsoon session of Parliament concluded on Friday, Lok Sabha passed 15 bills during the Session while 14 Bills were passed by the Rajya Sabha. The monsoon session commenced on Monday, the 18th July, 2016 which provided 20 sittings spread over a period of 26 days.
The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, 2016, a historic legislation providing for enabling provision in the Constitution for levying goods and services tax on every transaction of supply of goods and services, was passed by Parliament. The Goods and Services tax shall replace a number of indirect taxes being levied by the Union and the State Governments and is intended to remove cascading effect of taxes and provide for a common national market for goods and services.

During the Session, Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2016 – 17 and the related Appropriation Bill, was discussed and passed by the Lok Sabha. Two Bill replacing the Ordinances, namely, the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 and The Dentists (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 which were promulgated by the President, were considered and passed by both the Houses of Parliament during the Session

In the Lok Sabha, 4 Short Duration Discussions under Rule 193 were held on (i) Situation arising out of recent violence in Kashmir Valley resulting in threat to peace and security of people of the State; (ii) Price Rise; (iii) Sustainable Development Goals (part discussed); and (iv) Atrocities against Dalits in the country.

In the Rajya Sabha, six Short Duration Discussions under Rule 176 were held on (i) Recent incidents of violence and turmoil in Kashmir Valley resulting in huge loss of lives and property; (ii) Recent incidents of atrocities on Dalits in various parts of the country; and (iii) Situation arising out of price rise in the country; (iv) Status of implementation of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 with regard to the State of Andhra Pradesh; (v) Developments in the States of Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh leading to change in the Governments there and the role of Governors in the respective States; and (vi) draft National Education Policy – 2016. A discussion was also held on prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley.

Besides, 2 Calling Attentions in Lok Sabha and 5 Calling Attentions in Rajya Sabha were discussed. Also, the drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was withdrawn in Rajya Sabha. During the Session, 15 Bills (14 in the Lok Sabha and 1 in the Rajya Sabha) were introduced. The Lok Sabha passed 15 Bills and the Rajya Sabha passed 14 Bills during the session. 15* Bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament. A list containing the titles of the Bills introduced, considered and passed during the Session is annexed. The productivity of Lok Sabha was 110.84% and that of Rajya Sabha was 99.54%.

Two Bills, as passed by Lok Sabha and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its recommendation, is not likely to be returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of its receipt in Rajya Sabha. The Bill will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses at the expiration of the said period in the form in which it was passed by Lok Sabha under clause (5) of article 109 of the Constitution.

The bills passed by the Lok Sabha were The India Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Indian Trust (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2016, The Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016,The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2016, The Central Agricultural University (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Where as the the bills passed by the Rajya Sabha were The Regional Centre for Biotechnology, 2016, The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2015, The Indian Medial Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Indian Trust (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016, The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2016, The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Enforcement of Security interest and Recovery of Debt Laws and Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Central Agricultural University (Amendment) Bill, 2016, The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and The Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2016.

The Bills, as passed by Lok Sabha and transmitted to Rajya Sabha for its recommendation, is not likely to be returned to Lok Sabha within the period of fourteen days from the date of its receipt in Rajya Sabha. The Bill will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses at the expiration of the said period in the form in which it was passed by Lok Sabha under clauses (5) of Article 109 of the Constitution.