Winter session of Parliament: 16 new bills set to be introduced by Centre

The winter session of Parliament begins today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to interact with mediapersons on the first day of the session, a Lok Sabha secretariat release informed on Tuesday.

16 new bills are set to be tabled in this session.There will be a total of 17 working days, and the winter session will go on till December 29, 2022. However, the data protection bill and bills to amend the banking act, insolvency law, and competition commission act have not been included in the legislative business list.

The day’s proceedings will begin with parliamentarians paying homage to leaders who lost their lives this year.Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav passed away in October. This will be the first session that Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar will chair as Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

The list of 16 Bills to be introduced in the Parliament this session for the first time:

>The Trade Marks (Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) (Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Cantonment Bill, 2022
>The Old Grant (Regulation) Bill, 2022
>The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Third Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2022
>The National Dental Commission Bill, 2022
>The National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, 2022
>The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill, 2022
>The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The North East Water Management Authority Bill, 2022
>The Kalakshetra Foundation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Some Bills have already been introduced and will be taken up for discussion and passing.

The full list of such bills:

>The Anti-Maritime Piracy Bill, 2019
>The Mediation Bill, 2021
>The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022
>The Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
>The Wild Life (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2021
>The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022

Union home Minister Amit Shah will introduce the bill for Multi-state co-operative societies Act, 2002.

Jitendra Singh, Minister of Personnel, Public grievances, and Pensions will make a statement regarding the status of implementation of the recommendations contained in the 360th Report of the department-related parliamentary standing committee on science and Technology, environment, forests and climate change on demands for grants (2022-2023) pertaining to the department of scientific and industrial research, ministry of science and technology.

Mines Minister Danve Raosaheb Dadarao, Commerce and Industry minister Anupriya Singh Patel, Electronic and IT minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Darshana Vikram Jardosh from Textile ministry, and Som Prakash from the cCmmerce will also lay papers on the inaugural day.EAM S Jaishankar will also make a statement on the ‘Latest Developments in India’s Foreign Policy’.

He will also move a Bill to make special provisions for the repression of piracy on high seas and to provide for punishment for the offense of piracy and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto to be taken into consideration.

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