14 Bills (11 in the Lok Sabha and 3 in the Rajya Sabha) introduced during the Monsoon Session
The Lok Sabha passes 13 Bills and the Rajya Sabha passes 09 Bills during the session.
The Monsoon Session, 2011 of Parliament which commenced on Monday, the 1st of August, 2011, concluded on Thursday, the 8th of September, 2011. The Session provided 26 sittings spread over a period of 39 days.
During the Session, Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for 2011-12 and the related Appropriation Bill, was discussed and passed by the Lok Sabha. Thereafter, the Rajya Sabha considered and returned the Appropriation Bill.
In Lok Sabha, Motion regarding price rise, calling upon the Government “to take immediate effective steps to check inflation that will give relief to the common man”, moved by Shri Yashwant Sinha was discussed and adopted without voting.
One Bill replacing the Ordinance, namely, the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2011 which was promulgated by the President, was considered and passed by both the Houses of Parliament during the Session. Another Ordinance, namely, the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Kancheepuram Ordinance, 2011 which was promulgated by the President, could not be replaced by an Act of Parliament.
In the Lok Sabha, five Short Duration Discussions under Rule 193 were held on (i)Commonwealth Games, 2010; (ii) Relief and resettlement of Tamils in Sri Lanka; (iii) Setting up of Lokpal and certain events that took place on 16.08.2011 in Delhi; (iv) Widespread corruption in the country; and (v) issues relating to setting up of a Lok Pal.
In the Rajya Sabha, four Short Duration Discussions under Rule 176 were held on (i) Growing incidents of terrorism in the country; (ii) Commonwealth Games, 2010; (iii) Growing incidence corruption in the country; and (iv) Problems being faced by Sri Lankan Tamils. Besides, clarifications were sought on the statement made by Prime Minister on setting up of a Lok Pal.
Besides, 2 Calling Attentions in Lok Sabha and one Calling Attention in Rajya Sabha were discussed. One Half-an-hour discussion each in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha was also discussed.
During the Session, 14 Bills (11 in the Lok Sabha and 3 in the Rajya Sabha) were introduced. The Lok Sabha passed 13 Bills and the Rajya Sabha passed 09 Bills during the session. A list containing the titles of the Bills introduced, and, considered and passed during the Session is given below:
LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS TRANSACTED DURING EIGHTH SESSEION OF FIFTEENTH LOK SABHA AND 223rd SESSION OF RAJYA SABHA
(MONSOON SESSION, 2011)