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Budget Session of Parliament to begin on Feb 21

 
Kamal Nath appeals for peaceful Budget session

The Budget Session 2013 of Parliament will begin with an address by President Pranab Mukherjee to members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha assembled together in the Central Hall tomorrow.

The 13th session of the 15th Lok Sabha and the 228th session of the Rajya Sabha will, subject to the exigencies of Government business, conclude on May 10.
 
The Railways Budget for 2013-14 wil be presented to the Lok Sabha on February 26, immediately after Question Hour. The Economic Survey of India will be laid in Parliament on February 27.
 
The Budget (General) for 2013-14 will be presented to the Lok Sabha at 11 am on February 28.
 
The two Houses will adjourn for recess on March 22 and reassemble on April 22 to enable the department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees to examine the demands for grants relating to various Ministries and Departments and make their reports to the Houses.
 
The session will provide 34 sittings – 21 sittings during the first part of the session before recess and 13 sittings during second part.
 
The session will mainly be devoted to the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address, financial business relating to Railway and General Budgets for 2013-14 and State Budget in respect of Jharkhand, which is currently under President's Rule.
 
However, sufficient time will also be provided for the transaction of essential legislative and non-legislative business during the session, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath told mediapersons yesterday.
 
Mr Nath had held a meeting with Secretaries and senior officers of various Ministries and Departments on February 15 to finalise the Government business for the Budget Session.
 
During the meeting, 71 items [55 Bills, 13 financial items and 03 non-legislative items] were identified for the session. The Bills identified for the session includes three ordinances: (i)                 The Securities and Exchange of Board of India (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 (No. 1 of 2013); (ii) The Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Ordinance, 2013 (No. 2 of 2013); and (iii) The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013 (No. 3 of 2013).
 
The list of Government Business identified for being taken up in the Budget Session, 2013 is as follows:
 
I – Bills for Introduction
 
1 The Agricultural Bio-Security Bill, 2013
2 The Bio Technology Regulatory Authority of India Bill, 2013
3 The National Institute of Design Bill, 2013
4 The North Eastern Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013
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5 The Wildlife (Protection) Amendment Bill, 2013
6 The Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2013 – India-Bangladesh Land Boundary
7 The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) Bill, 2013
8 The Regional Rural Banks (Amendment) Bill, 2013
9 The Central Reserve Police Force Bill, 2013
10 The Indian Institute of Information Technology Bill, 2013
11 The National Institute of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2013 – up gradation of BESU to the IIEST
12 The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Amendment Bill, 2013
13 The Building and Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013
14 The National Waterway (Lakhipur Bhanga Stretch of River Barak) Bill, 2013
15 The Merchant Shipping (Amendment) Bill, 2013
16 The Piracy Bill, 2013
 
II – Bills for Introduction, Consideration and Passing
 
1 The Finance Bill, 2013
2 The Securities and Exchange of Board of India (Amendment) Bill, 2013
3 The Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Bill, 2013
4 The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2013
 
III – Bills for Consideration and Passing
 
1 The Constitution (One Hundred and Seventeenth Amendment) Bill, 2012 – Reservation in services to SCs/STs, as passed by Rajya Sabha
2 The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2012 as passed by Rajya Sabha
3 The Constitution (One Hundred and Eighth Amendment) Bill, 2008 as passed by Rajya Sabha
4 The Companies Bill, 2012 as passed by Lok Sabha
5 The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010 as passed by Lok Sabha
6 The Whistle Blowers Protection Bill, 2011 as passed by Lok Sabha
7 The National Highway Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2012 as passed by Lok Sabha
8 The Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012 as passed by Lok Sabha
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9 The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2012 as passed by Lok Sabha
10 The Forward Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2010
11 The Warehousing Corporation Amendment Bill, 2011
12 The Pension Fund Regulator and Development Authority Bill, 2011
13 The Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical Educational Institutions, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill, 2010
14 The Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2011
15 The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010
16 The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2012
17 The Constitution (One Hundred and Tenth Amendment) Bill, 2009 - reservation for women in Panchayats
18 The Constitution (One Hundred and Fourteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010 – increase of retirement age of Judges
19 The National Food Security Bill, 2011
20 The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011
21 The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011
22 The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2011
23 The Pesticide Management Bill, 2008
24 The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011, as passed by Lok Sabha and as reported by Select Committee.
25 The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2008
26 The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2011
27 The Border Security Force (Amendment) Bill, 2011
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28 The Architects (Amendment) Bill, 2010
29 The Tamil Nadu Legislative Council (Repeal) Bill, 2012
30 The Communal Violence (Amendment, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2005
31 The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010 as passed by Lok Sabha  and as reported by Select Committee
32 The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010
33 The Wakf (Amendment) Bill, 2010 as passed by Lok Sabha and as reported by Select
Committee
34 The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill, 2012
35 The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012
 
IV – Financial Business
 
1 General Discussion on Budget (General) for the year 2013-14
2 Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants on Account (General) for the year 2013-14
3 Discussion and Voting on third Supplementary Demands for Grants (General) for the year 2012-2013
4 Discussion and Voting on Demands for Excess Grants (General) for the year 2010-2011
5 Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants (General) for the year 2013-14
6 General discussion on the Budget (Railways) for 2013-2014
7 Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants on Account (Railways) for 2013-2014
8 Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2012-2013
9 Discussion and Voting on Excess Grants (Railways) for 2010-11
10 Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants (Railways) for 2013-14
11 General  Discussion on Budget (Jharkhand), 2013-14
12 Discussion and Voting on Demands for Grants (Jharkhand) for 2013-14
13 Discussion and Voting on Supplementary Demands for Grants (Jharkhand) for 2012-13
 
V - Non - Legislative Business
 
1 Discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address
2 Discussion on the Statutory Resolution seeking approval of the proclamation issued by the President on 18.1.2013 in respect of the State of Jharkhand
3 Consideration of Resolution seeking approval of the recommendation contained in the Third Report of the Railway Convention Committee (2009) on “Rate of dividend for 2012-13 and other ancillary matters”
 
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