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Focus on financial business in Parliament

Parliamentary Affairs Ministry has said that the financial business is the main agenda for this week of Parliament session beginning from today. Though only ten days of the session remain, which comes to an end on 13th of this month, the working of eight Ministries is yet to be discussed. In the Lok Sabha, discussion on Demand for Grants of the Ministry of Social Justice will resume before the same is voted upon. Thereafter, the Finance Bill, 2016 will be taken up for consideration and passing.

Rajya Sabha will discuss the working of Ministries of Health and Family Welfare, Human Resource Development, Finance, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and External Affairs besides considering and returning of the Appropriation (Railways) No.2 Bill, 2016. Other legislative business likely to be taken up in the Upper House includes the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 as passed by Lok Sabha and the Indian Trusts (Amendment) Bill, 2015, as passed by Lok Sabha.

During the last week of this session, a total of seven Bills were passed including three by Lok Sabha and four by Rajya Sabha. The bills were passed despite the row over imposition of President’s Rule in Uttarakhand and alleged pay-offs in AgustaWestland Case.

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