New Delhi: The Winter Session that began on 18th November concluded on Friday and the Session provided 20 sittings spread over a period of 26 days.
During the Session, 18 Bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha. The Lok Sabha passed 14 Bills while the Rajya Sabha passed 15 Bills during the session. 15 Bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament and would become Acts of Parliament. A list containing the titles of the Bills introduced, considered and passed during the Session is annexed.
The productivity of Lok Sabha was approx. 116% and that of Rajya Sabha was approx. 100%.
During the Session, First Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2019-20 were discussed and approved along with the related Appropriation Bill in the both the Houses.
Two Bills replacing the Ordinances, namely, (i) the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Ordinance, 2019 and (ii) the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Ordinance, 2019 which were promulgated by the President, were also considered and passed by both the Houses.
Bills passed by both houses include : The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, 2019, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2019,The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019, The National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill, 2019, The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Bill, 2019, The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019, The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019, The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019, The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019, The Recycling of Ships Bill, 2019, The Arms (Amendment) Bill, 2019 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019, The International Financial Services Centres Authority Bill, 2019 The Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2019.
A special function was held in the Central Hall of Parliament on 26th November, 2019 for Members of both Houses of Parliament to commemorate the 70 years of adoption of the Constitution. On the occasion The President, Vice-President, Prime Minister, Speaker and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs addressed the gathering. Among other things a Web-Portal of National Youth Parliament Scheme to bring all the educational institutions of the country under the ambit of the Youth Parliament Programme was launched by the President.