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All-party meeting held; Parliament’s Monsoon Session to begin on July 19

The Indian Parliament in New Delhi. Photo: Lok Sabha website

New Delhi, July 18 (MNN) Leaders of different political parties on Sunday participated in an all-party meeting held here on Sunday, a day before the start of the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

The Monsoon Session would be held from July 19 till August 13. During 19 sittings during the session, 31 government business items (including 29 Bills and two financial items) would be taken up. Six Bills aim to replace the ordinances issued earlier.

Leaders of 33 political parties, including the BJP, Congress, TMC, DMK, YSRCP, Shiv Sena, JDU, BJD, SP, TRS, AIDMK, BSP, NCP, TDP, Akali Dal, RJD, AAP, CPI, CPI (M), IUML, AJSU, RLP, RSP, MDMK, Tamil Maanila Congress, Kerala Congress, JMM, MNF, RPI, and NPF participated in the meeting.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the meeting that MPs had given valuable suggestions for the conduct of the House proceedings, and that there should be meaningful discussion in both the Houses.

He assured that efforts would be made to implement the suggestions collectively.

The Prime Minister said that as per traditions of a healthy democracy, public issues should be raised in an amicable manner in the House, and that his government given an opportunity to respond to these discussions.

Modi said that it was the responsibility of all members to create a conducive environment for debates and discussions.

People’s representatives truly know the ground situations and hence their participation in discussions enriches the decision-making process, he pointed out.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, Ministers of State Arjun Ram Meghwal and V Muraleedharan were present at the meeting.

Joshi maintained that the government was ready for discussion on any topic under the rules of conduct of business.

He sought full cooperation of all political parties in the smooth running of the two Houses, seeking a structured debate on the issues.

List of Bills likely to be taken up during the Monsoon Session:

I – LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

The Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021- To replace Ordinance.
The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance.
The Essential Defence Service Bill, 2021- To replace Ordinance.
The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance.
The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance.
The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019.
The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020
The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020.
The Maintenance & Welfare of parents & Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
The National Institutes of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019 as passed by Rajya Sabha.
The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021 as passed by Lok Sabha.
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021 as passed by Lok Sabha.
The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2019.
The Coal Bearing Areas (Acquisition & Development) Amendment Bill, 2021.
The Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2021
The Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Cantonment Bill, 2021.
The Indian Antarctica Bill, 2021.
The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Indian Institute of Forest Management Bill, 2021.
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Indian Marine Fisheries Bill, 2021.
The Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021.
The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021.
The Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

II – FINANCIAL BUSINESS

Presentation, Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants for the 2021-22 and introduction, consideration and passing of the related Appropriation Bill.
Presentation, Discussion and Voting on Excess Demands for Grants for 2017-18 and introduction, consideration and passing of the related Appropriation Bill.

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