Topic: Rajya Sabha [27 items]

Citizenship Amendment Bill in Winter Session of Parliament

The Winter Session of Parliament, which begins on 18 Nov, is expected to witness heated arguments and opposition on number of Bills including Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. The 250th Rajya Sabha Session is scheduled to have 20 sittings between 18 November and 13 December.  The Present Bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955 to ..

Parliament Winter Session begins

On 18 Nov, the Winter Session of Parliament begins.   Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi described the current session of Parliament as a very important one as it would be the Rajya Sabha’s 250th Session and also the 70th Year of the Indian Constitution. On 26th of November India would be observing its 70th Constitution Day. The Indian Constitution was ..

Madhya Pradesh to have Legislative Council

The government of Madhya Pradesh has indicated that it is planning to revive the efforts for the creation of the Legislative Council in the state. Long Pending Proposal The government of Madhya Pradesh had passed a resolution passed in the state assembly for the constitution of the legislative council by more than two-thirds majority in ..

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019

Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019 was introduced in Rajya Sabha on August 5, 2019. This bill provides for reorganisation of the existing State of Jammu and Kashmir and related matters. The bill once becomes at act, would result in bifurcation of Jammu & Kashmir state in two Union Territories viz. Ladakh and Jammu & ..

Issues Related to MPLAD Scheme

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 ..

Joint Committee on Office of Profit

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 ..

Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill Passed in Rajya Sabha

The Rajya Sabha has passed the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) Bill 2019 which amends the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008. Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERA) was established by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008. The AERA is responsible ..

Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019 introduced in Rajya Sabha

The Union government has tabled the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha. Features of the Bill It seeks to make India a hub of domestic and global arbitration for settling commercial disputes. The bill seeks to provide for a robust mechanism to deal with institutional disputes and ensures accountability of the arbitrator. ..