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Monsoon session extended till Sep 6

New Delhi, Aug 26, 2013, (IANS)

The monsoon session of parliament has been extended till Sep 6, government sources said Monday.

The session which began Aug 5, was scheduled to end Aug 30.

The decision has been taken keeping in mind the long list of pending bills which the government hopes to pass during the extended period.

The food bill is expected to be cleared by parliament Tuesday after it is cleared in the Lok Sabha Monday.

The Lok Sabha functioned Saturday for the first time since the session began Aug 5 and passed three bills - Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Bill, 2012; The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2012; and Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2012.

The government has planned to take up some other important bills during the coming days like Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012; Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2011; The Securities Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013; the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013; Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011; and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, 2011.

Parliament will not work on Wednesday Aug 28 due to Janmashtami holiday.


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