Explore the impactful Parliament Winter Session as 18 bills, including vital legal reforms, take centre stage. Witness legislative evolution and crucial decisions unfold.
The upcoming Winter Session of Parliament is set to be a significant one, marking the last session under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Scheduled to run from December 4 to December 22, it encompasses a packed agenda with 18 bills lined up for discussion and potential enactment.
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Focus Areas of the Session
Two crucial bills aim to extend the Women’s Reservation Act’s provisions to Jammu and Kashmir and Puducherry, ensuring broader inclusivity. Additionally, there’s a proposal to bolster the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly’s size from 107 to 114 seats. This expansion aims to grant representation to various groups, including Kashmiri migrants, displaced individuals from Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and Scheduled Tribes.
Ahead of upcoming Winter Session of Parliament, Lok Sabha Secretariat issues an advisory to MPs that personal staff or any third party cannot access the Digital Sansad website and give notices or submit questions. Only MPs will be able to do it using their own individual login…
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Among the major highlights are plans to replace fundamental criminal laws. The session might delve into replacing the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and the Evidence Act with updated versions, signalling significant legal reforms.
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Other Key Agendas
The government has also included the presentation of the first set of supplementary demands for grants for the fiscal year 2023-24 in the session’s itinerary. Additionally, an Ethics Committee report concerning allegations of cash for query against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra might come under discussion, with the committee recommending her expulsion.
Ahead of the session, an all-party meeting is slated for December 2, called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi on behalf of the government. The session coincides with the announcement of assembly poll results in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, and Telangana.
The Winter Session promises to be a crucial period for legislative discussions and potential landmark decisions, impacting various sectors and communities across the nation.
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