New Delhi: The Lower House of the Parliament adjourned till 19th July amid ruckus by the opposition over inflation and GST rates. Both the houses stand adjourned on Monday.
The opposition has listed 16 issues that include; Federalism coming under strain; the Agnipath scheme; rising prices and uncontrolled inflation for discussion during the monsoon session.
- Amid the ruckus by the opposition, Lok Sabha was adjourned by Speaker Om Birla till 19th July.
- The parliament session is set to resume at 11 am on 19th July.
- The Lok Sabha resumed for a short while at 2 pm.
- Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday amid ruckus in house by opposition over inflation.
- Lok Sabha was also adjourned till 2 pm for Presidential election voting in Parliament premises.
- National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu and joint opposition nominee Yashwant Sinha are the two contesting candidates for election to the Office of the President.
- Reportedly, the Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery Systems (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Amendment Bill, 2022 will be taken up on the first day of the monsoon session.
- Hours before the beginning of the Parliament Session, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla called upon the Members of Parliament to hold a meaningful discussion on topics related to the public.
- According to reports, on behalf of the Opposition, Mallikarjun Kharge listed 16 issues for discussion during the monsoon session. These include; Federalism coming under strain; Agnipath scheme; Rising prices and uncontrolled inflation; Declining labour force participation rate; EPFO interest rates; Declining credibility of organizations like the Election Commission, CBI, CVC; External threats to national security; hate speeches; undemocratic actions against opposition leaders; Increasing crime in Jammu & Kashmir and attacks on Kashmiri pundits and Reservations in the promotion and in private sector etc.
- Some of the bills that are on the pending list include The Indian Antarctica Bill, 2022. The bill is pending in the Lok Sabha.
- The new bills to be newly introduced in the Parliament during the Monsoon session include The Central Universities Amendment Bill, 2022.
The Government of India is all set to bring in legislation to regulate the Registration of Press and Periodicals Bill, 2019, which will include the Digital News Media industry for the first time.
- Among them, the most crucial is The Press Registration Periodicals Bill, 2022. The Bill seeks to replace the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867 which covers the ambit of newspapers and printing presses in India.
- This is the first time that digital media in India will have regulations. If the Bill is cleared, digital media will be regulated by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
- The other bills on the government agenda include the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2019, (in respect of State of Assam), The Mediation Bill, 2021 (with Standing Committee chaired by Shri Sushil Kumar Modi); The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019 (report of Standing Committee under examination) and the Registration of Marriage of Non-Resident Indian Bill, 2019 (report of Standing Committee under examination).
- The other bills are Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2019 (report of Standing Committee under examination), the Pesticide Management Bill, 2020 (report of Standing Committee under examination).
- The First Batch of Supplementary Demand for Grants (General) and the connected Appropriation Bill will also be presented in the upcoming session.
- Notably, the Monsoon Session holds extreme importance as the President and Vice-President office election is slated to take place in this session. The Presidential polls will be held on Monday while the Vice Presidential polls will take place on August 6.
- The monsoon session of parliament will conclude on August 12.