In the ongoing winter session of Parliament, the Thursday List of Legislative Business in the Lok Sabha includes three Bills which will be introduced for consideration and passing. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill will amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019 will be moved by Union minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. The Bill will establish and incorporate universities for teaching and research in Sanskrit to develop all-inclusive Sanskrit promotional activities.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar will move the Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019. This will make special provisions for repression of piracy on high seas and to provide for punishment for the offence of piracy.
The Thursday List of Business in Rajya Sabha includes a motion for reference of a Bill to Joint Committee and Bills for passing and return, besides the tabling of papers by several union ministers and parliamentary committees.
The Legislative Business of the motion for reference of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 will be moved by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The motion says: "That this House concurs in the recommendation of the Lok Sabha made in the Motion adopted by the Lok Sabha at its sitting held on Wednesday, that this House do join in the Joint Committee, and resolves that the following Members of the Rajya Sabha be nominated to serve on the said Joint Committee — Bhupender Yadav, Suresh Prabhu, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Jairam Ramesh, Vivek K. Tankha, Derek O'Brien, A. Navaneethakrishnan, Ram Gopal Yadav and Amar Patnaik".
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad will move the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019. This is to further amend the Constitution of India, as passed by the Lok Sabha to be taken into consideration.
Union Minister Arjun Munda will move the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill, which further amends the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to modify the list of the Scheduled Tribes in the State of Karnataka, will be taken into consideration and passing. The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will move the Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2019. Bill for consideration and return. The Bill will authorise payment and appropriation of certain further sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2019-20 as passed by the Lok Sabha.
Twelve union ministers will table papers regarding their concerned ministries and different committees will also present their reports in the Upper House.
Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, completing the legislative procedure for giving Indian citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Replying to a six-and-a-half-hour debate on the bill, home minister Amit Shah said the legislation seeks to provide citizenship to persecuted minorities in the three countries and not take away citizenship of anyone.
He rejected the Opposition charge that the bill was against Muslims and said they have nothing to fear.
The Bill was passed with 125 votes in favour and 105 against it. Besides BJP, its allies such as JD-U and SAD, the legislation was supported by AIADMK, BJD, TDP and YSR-Congress.
Earlier the House rejected motions to send the bill to a select committee of the House with 124 members voting against it as compared to 99 in its favour.
The House also rejected several amendments moved by opposition members to the bill, most by voice vote.
The Bill was passed by
Lok Sabha on Monday. It will now go to the President for his assent. -with inputs from agencies