Parliament Monsoon Session highlights: Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; Monsoon Session ends on a sour note in Rajya Sabha

The Covid-19-marred Monsoon Session of the Parliament ended with the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha getting adjourned sine die. Speaker Om Birla said that the productivity of the Lower House during the Monsoon Session was 167% with 25 Bills passed and 370 issues raised during the Zero Hour. The Rajya Sabha saw major political turbulence with the Monsoon Session ending on a sour note, marked by protests and suspensions over the contentious Farm Bills. The session was scheduled to go on till October 1 but was cut short in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
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  • 23:55

    Monsoon Sesion ends on bitter note

    Rajya Sabha recorded a productivity of 100.47% as it recorded the second shortest Monsoon Session of the House and the third shortest of all sessions.

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    • 23:53

      Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi calls Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla 'hero' of Zero Hour

      Recalling his earlier days as a parliamentarian, Joshi said a new MP would consider herself fortunate to get an opportunity to raise a matter during the Zero Hour.

      Getting even one chance to speak during the Zero Hour was a "big thing", he said.

      "...you have become hero of the Zero Hour. You give opportunity to everyone. Everyone is happy," Joshi said.

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    • 23:52

      Lok Sabha passes bill to provide greater autonomy to 12 major ports

      The Bill aims to provide for regulation, operation and planning of major ports in India and to vest the administration, control and management of such ports upon the boards of major port authorities and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto, be taken into consideration. "This would enable our ports to become world-class and enable board to take decision on their own," Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said while relying to debate on the bill.

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    • 20:14

      The productivity of the 17th Lok Sabha during the Monsoon Session was 167%, says Speaker Om Birla

      25Bills were passed, he added.

      370 issues raised during the Zero Hour.

    • 20:13

      Lok Sabha passes Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020.

    • 18:04

      Watch the Lok Sabha proceedings LIVE here:

    • 19:32

      Discussion on Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 underway in the Lok Sabha.

      The Bill seeks to provide for regulation, operation and planning of major ports in India and provide greater autonomy to these ports. It seeks to replace the Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.

    • 19:02

      Rajya Sabha Monsoon session report card:

      **25 Bills passed & 6 introduced.

      ** Productivity: 100.47%.

      ** 198 Members participated in discussions.

      ** 1567 unstarred questions replied.

    • 19:00

      Centre informed Rajya Sabha about the number of jobs self-reported by Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, DPIIT Recognized startups, as on 6th September 2020:

    • 18:49

      10 states contributing 75% of active cases suggest Covid-19 still limited in spread: Centre

      In a written reply to a query inLokSabhaon whether there is community transmission of Covid-19 in the country, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey said the current phase of the pandemic in India is on multiple trajectories across urban and semi-urban areas of the country.

      The epidemic curve of any pandemic goes through an ascending, peaking and descending phase, he said.

      "India has reported large outbreaks in certain districts indicating the spread of infection in those districts. Only 10 states are currently contributing to 75 per cent of active cases in the country, which suggests that Covidis still limited in spread," the minister said.

      PTI

    • 18:29

      The Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has been allowed time till the second week of the Winter Session of the Parliament, 2020 for the presentation of its report.

    • 18:10

      There was no division of votes, no voice voting. Constitution was undermined in the temple of democracy. We have given a representation to President that Farm Bills have been passed unconstitutionally & he should return these bills, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

    • 17:56
    • 17:25

      WATCH: Opposition MPs hold protest in Parliament premises against the recently passed agriculture Bills

    • 17:10

      Opposition MPs hold protest in Parliament premises against the recently passed agriculture Bills

    • 17:08

      Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, NCP MP Supriya Sule, DMK MP Kanimozhi and other opposition lawmakers protest against the recent farm bills in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue, during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

    • 14:58
    • 14:48

      In erstwhile state of J&K, official languages provision existed from 1957 - Urdu & English were accepted as official language. After becoming a union territory, many past anomalies had to be corrected: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Jammu & Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020

    • 14:33

      TRS Lok Sabha MPs from Telangana protest in Parliament premises over agriculture Bills

    • 14:28
    • 14:23

      Parliament on Wednesday approved three key Labour Reform Bills that will remove impediments for winding up of companies and allow firing of staff without government permission in firms with up to 300 workers.

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    • 14:12
    • 14:04

      Rajya Sabha to conclude Monsoon Session, eight days before the scheduled date; 26 bills passed, 6 introduced

      "104.47 per cent productivity in this Session," said Chairman Venkaiah Naidu.

    • 14:04

      Opposition says "I don't have numbers, but don't approve it (Bill). That doesn't work.": Venkaiah Naidu

    • 13:51

      Chairman Venkaiah Naidu defends passing Bills amid a boycott by Opposition

      "If I had received a letter saying that we want to discuss the bills later and will be back in the Parliament premises, maybe I would've considered," he said.

    • 13:50

      Appropritation Bill (No:3) and Appropriation Bill (No:4) passed by Rajya Sabha without discussion and returned to Lok Sabha.

    • 13:46

      Rajya Sabha begins voice voting on the Appropriation Bills.

    • 13:43

      Rajya Sabha passes the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020.

      Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill passed by Rajya Sabha after a 31-minute discussion. The sixth bill to be passed in the Upper House.

    • 13:37
    • 13:15

      Rajya Sabha tables the Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020.

      The Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday.

    • 13:14

      Rajya Sabha passes the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, the Industrial Relations Code 2020 and the Code on Social Security, 2020.

      Lok Sabha had passed the Bills yesterday.

    • 13:10

      Rajya Sabha begins voice voting on labour reform codes

    • 13:02

      Rajya Sabha extends Session beyond 1 pm till the disposal of the business.

    • 12:50

      When a Bill that assures wage security, social security and health security to 50 crore labourers has been brought, the Opposition is absent because they are distanced from the public: Javadekar

    • 12:47

      73 yrs after independence, labourers are getting the right they'd been waiting for. The Bills guarantee wage, social & health security: Union Minister P Javadekar on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, Industrial Relations Code & Code on Social Security Bill

    • 12:37

      All MPs of the Congress and like-minded parties are marching from Gandhi statue to Ambedkar statue in Parliament protesting the 'anti-Farmers', 'anti-Workers Bills' that have been 'rubberstamped' in Parliament in the most 'undemocratic' manner by the Modi government.

    • 12:32

      Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu joins party protest in Amritsar in support of farmers who are demonstrating against the passage of agriculture reform bills in the Parliament.

    • 12:25

      A farmer delegation, including Bhartiya Kisan Union's Rakesh Tikait, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today over various issues, including problems of sugarcane farmers, electricity and MSP.

    • 12:24
    • 12:20

      Opposition parties have written to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urging him not to pass three "anti-worker" Labour Codes "unilaterally".

    • 12:16

      Opposition parties stage joint protest in Parliament premises over Farm Bills. Placards of 'Save Farmers' and 'Save Farmers, Save Workers, Save Democracy' seen. Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O'Brien, and NCP's Praful Patel present, among others.

    • 12:06

      It is in the hands on India's youth to decide whether they want to be held back by criticism and lockdown or support progressive bills: Vivek Thakur, BJP, Bihar

    • 12:00
    • 11:57

      Rajya Sabha bids farewell to 11 retiring members

      When the House met, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu mentioned that 11 MPs from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will be retiring in November.

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    • 11:49

      Opposition parties to meet President at 5 pm over Farm Bills, a day after boycotting the Monsoon Session, as per NDTV.

    • 11:46

      Patna SSP Upendra Kumar & Motihari ASP Shaishav Yadav to appear before Lok Sabha Privilege Committee tomorrow. Bihar BJP chief and MP Sanjay Jaiswal had moved a privilege motion against them for issuing an arrest warrant against Jaiswal allegedly to prevent him from attending LS.

    • 11:43

      The labour reform codes were passed in the Lok Sabha yesterday

      The Industrial Relation Code allows companies having up to 300 workers to fire people or close units without prior approval of the government. Companies having more than 300 workers would require to apply for approval, but the proposal would be deemed to have been approved if authorities do not respond to their request.

      The three labour codes were expected to allow states to roll out reforms and empower them to exempt any company or companies from complying with one or more labour laws, a move that is expected to boost investment.

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    • 11:42
    • 11:35

      PM Modi's aim has been reform, perform and transform: Santosh Kumar Gangwar as Rajya Sabha tables labour reform Bills.

    • 11:32

      Rajya Sabha takes up three Labour Codes for discussion

      Rajya Sabha tables the Industrial Relation Code, Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code and Code on Social Security.

    • 11:29

      Rajya Sabha passes the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020.

    • 11:05

      The Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020 seeks to provide a legal framework for bilateral netting of qualified financial contracts which are over the counter derivatives contracts.

    • 10:38

      Rajya Sabha tables the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020.

    • 10:34

      Rajya Sabha passes the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020.

      Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on 21st September.

      The Act regulates the acceptance and utilisation of foreign contribution by individuals, associations and companies. Foreign contribution is the donation or transfer of any currency, security or article (of beyond a specified value) by a foreign source.

    • 10:23

      'FCRA law for national and internal security'

      The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 is a law for the national and internal security. Its main motive is to ensure that foreign funds don't dominate the political and social discourse of India: Minister of State MHA Nityanand Rai, in Rajya Sabha

      "Experience says that many organisations attempted to hide their identity & were successful in doing that. The reason behind this is that they had no fear because their identity wasn't established completely. So Aadhaar Card has been brought in to establish their identity," he added.

    • 09:44

      Rajya Sabha takes up Foreign Contribution (Amendment) Bill for discussion and passing

    • 09:36

      Opposition parties, that boycotted Rajya Sabha session, have called a meeting at the office of Leader of Opposition in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad at the Parliament later today.

    • 09:29

      The three labour reform measures -- The Industrial Relation Code, Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code and Code on Social Security have also been listed in the supplementary list of business. 

    • 09:19

      Motion for Election to the Joint Committee on Offices of Profit adopted; Zero Hour underway

    • 09:09

      I've to inform members that the Govt has decided to recommend adjournment of the House sine die today. But some important legislative business passed by Lok Sabha has to be disposed off before adjournment of the House sine die: MoS for MEA & Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan

    • 09:01

      Rajya Sabha proceedings begin; 4 bills listed on today's agenda

    • 09:00

      Watch the live session of Rajya Sabha here

    • 08:33

      Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand to reconsider disinvestment of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)'

    • 08:32
      RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand for health insurance cover to voters in the upcoming assembly election in the states'
    • 07:33
    • 07:32

      Lok Sabha passes three Labour Code Bills amid absence of Opposition

      Opposition voice was missing as the Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed three Labour Code Bills that replace 25 laws governing the sector, a move that could cheer the industry.

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    • 07:31

      Opposition sets three conditions for returning to Parliament; let MPs first express regret, says govt

      The Opposition on Tuesday set three conditions for returning to Parliament after their boycott but the government said it could revoke the suspension of eight MPs only if they expressed regret.

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    • 07:22

      Bill for consideration and passing in the Lok Sabha today:

      - The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020.

      - The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2020.

      - The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

    • 07:20

      Bill for consideration and passing in the Rajya Sabha today:

      - The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020

      - The Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020.

      - The Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2020.

      - The Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2020.

    • 07:19

      Lok Sabha passes three Labour Code Bills amid absence of Opposition

      However, opposition parties – Congress, Trinamool Congress, DMK, NCP, Left parties among others were missing from the Lok Sabha, protesting against the Agri Reform Bills and suspension of eight Rajya Sabha members.

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    • 07:18

      Rajya Sabha passes bill providing relief to taxpayers on compliance front amid Covid-19

      The Taxation and Other Laws (Relaxation and Amendment of Certain Provisions) Bill, 2020, which seeks to replace an ordinance and make few other changes in direct and indirect tax laws, was returned by a voice vote in Rajya Sabha. The bill was returned amid several opposition parties boycotted the House proceedings protesting the suspension of eight members.

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