The Union Cabinet approved the extension of the practice of seat reservation for scheduled castes and scheduled tribe. The reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies was to expire in 2020. The cabinet approved extending the practice for another 10 years (till 2030). The Constitution provides for reservation of 84 seats ..
Topic: Lok Sabha [42 items]
On 19 Nov, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the SARAS IITF Mela 2019 in New Delhi. Shri Tomar said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has stressed on two very important things which are empowerment of women especially through SHGs and removal of poverty from ..
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh who heads the standing committee on MPLADS has written to members seeking their suggestions on how to address various problems plaguing the MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), as pointed out by numerous reports both by Parliamentary Committees and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). Anomalies related to ..
The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat. Rationale for Introduction of Bill The following reasons have added to governments urge to establish a national authority to tackle the lack of legal and institutional safeguards for managing dams in the country: There are about ..
As part of its efforts to uphold minimum government and maximum governance, the Lok Sabha has repealed 68 obsolete laws. Features of the Bill The bill repeals 68 laws which include Beedi Workers Welfare Fund Act, 1976, and the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2001 among others. The bill also proposed minor amendments to two Acts ..
On 23rd July 2019, Lok Sabha has passed a resolution for setting up a joint committee to examine the issues related to offices of profit. About the Committee The persons holding the office of profit are bound to be disqualified as members of parliament. The committee is vested with the mandate to recommend what constitutes ..
The government has introduced the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in the Lok Sabha. Features of the Bill The bill seeks to overhaul the terms and conditions of service of the CIC and Information Commissioners at the centre and in states. The RTI act 2005 provided that the Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) and Information ..
The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has introduced the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha. Features of the Bill The bill seeks to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 which provides for the grant of licenses and permits related to motor vehicles, standards for motor vehicles, and penalties for violation of ..