SME Times News Bureau | 08 Aug, 2012
The monsoon session of Parliament opening on Wednesday promises to kick up a lot of heat and dust as opposition parties are planning to raise issues like rising prices, economy and drought etc.
The month-long monsoon session of parliament beginning today has 31 new bills listed on the agenda for passage.
There are another 118 bills that are pending at different stages in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, according to Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal.
Some of the key bills, both pending and on the agenda of the monsoon session:
* Lokpal Bill, 2011: Not listed for consideration in this session.
* Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill: Unlikely to come up in this session.
* Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill: Not listed on agenda.
* Companies Bill: Seeks to replace and modernise the half-a-century-old act; listed for passage.
* Forward Contract Regulation Act (FCRA) Amendment Bill: Set for passage during the session.
* Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill: Likely to be considered for passage.
* Whistleblowers Protection Bill: Passed by the Lok Sabha in the winter session last year; set to be considered by the Rajya Sabha for passage.
* Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill: Likely to be rechristened the Right to Compensation, Resettlement, Rehabilitation and Transparency in Land Acquisition Bill and taken up for passage in the monsoon session.
* Women's Reservation Bill: Passed by Rajya Sabha in 2010: likely to be taken up for passage in the Lok Sabha in this session.
* Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill: Set to be taken up for consideration and passage.