New Delhi. PM Narendra Modi addressed the All-Party Meeting on Budget Session of Parliament on 30th January, 2021. Prime Minister paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his PunyaTithi and said that we must strive towards fulfilling his dreams. He also condemned the desecration of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the USA this morning, saying that such an atmosphere of hate is not welcome for our planet.
Prime Minister assured that the government is approaching the issue of farm laws with an open mind. He said that the government’s stand is the same as it was on 22nd January, and the proposal given by the Agriculture Minister still stands. He reiterated that the Agriculture Minister is just a phone call away for taking forward the talks.
On references made by the leaders on the unfortunate incident on 26th January, Prime Minister said that the law will take its own course.
Prime Minister said that the government is open to detailed discussion on issues raised by the leaders in the meeting. He reaffirmed the importance of smooth functioning of Parliament and comprehensive debates on the Floor of the House. He added that frequent disruptions mean smaller parties suffer as they can’t express themselves adequately. He said that it is for the bigger parties to ensure that Parliament functions smoothly, there are no disruptions and thus, the smaller parties are able to voice their views in Parliament.
Prime Minister highlighted the role India can play to further global good in many sectors. He referred to the skills and prowess of our people, which can be a force multiplier for global prosperity.
Earlier, in the meeting chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi said that the Government is always ready to discuss on the floor of the Parliament any issue, as permitted under Rules of Procedure. He requested all Party leaders for their co-operation for the smooth functioning of the House.
Pralhad Joshi informed that the Budget Session of Parliament, 2021 which commenced on Friday, the 29th of January, 2021 will take up 38 items (Includes 33 Bills and 5 financial items) during the session. He assured that though the Session will mainly be devoted to the Financial Business relating to Union Budget for 2021-22 and discussion on the Motion of Thanks on President’s Address, essential Legislative and other Business will also be taken up during the Session.
Shri Joshi further informed that four Bills replacing Ordinances promulgated during the inter-session period are required to be enacted as Acts of Parliament within a period of six weeks from the reassembly of Parliament. He said that the Union Budget for 2021-22 will be presented to Lok Sabha on Monday, the 1st February 2021 at 11.00 A.M.
The all-party meeting was attended by the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Ministers of State for Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan and Arjun Ram Meghwal, along with other leaders of political parties. Leaders of various Political parties said during the meeting that they would be highlighting different issues during the budget session.
LIST OF BILLS LIKELY TO BE TAKEN UP DURING BUDGET SESSION, 2021
I – LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS
- The Commission for Air Quality Management in National Capital Region and Adjoining Areas Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance.
- The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance
- The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance
- The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 – To replace Ordinance
- The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019.
- The Maintenance & Welfare of parents & Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
- The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020
- The National Institutes of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2019
- The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2019
- The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 as passed by Lok Sabha.
- The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 as passed by Lok Sabha
- The Pesticides Management Bill, 2020
- The National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020
- The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill, 2020 as passed by Lok Sabha.
- The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011 (For Withdrawal)
- The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2011 (For Withdrawal)
- The Building and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013 (For Withdrawal)
- The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Amendment Bill, 2013 (For Withdrawal)
- The Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Charted Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development (NaBFID) Bill, 2021
- The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021
- The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi Bill, 2021
- The Metro Rail (Construction, Operation and Maintenance) Bill, 2021
- The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2021
- The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
- The Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021
- The Inland Vessels Bill, 2021
- The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Amendment Bill, 2021
- The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2021
II – FINACIAL BUSINESS
- The Finance Bill, 2021
- Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants for the 2020-21 and introduction, consideration and passing of the related Appropriation Bill.
- Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants for 2021-22 and introduction, consideration and passing of the related Appropriation Bill.
- Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the financial year 2020-21 and introduction, consideration and passing of the related Appropriation Bill.
- Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the financial year 2021-22 and introduction, consideration and passing of the related Appropriation Bill.
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