After chaotic fortnight, parliament completes day’s businessDecember 12th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) After nearly a fortnight of disruptions and adjournments, parliament Monday displayed purpose in its functioning by transacting almost all of its listed business without any acrimony or protests, with both houses debating key legislations and the Lok Sabha even skipping lunch hour to complete its work.
The Lok Sabha started off to a good start with the question hour taken up by Speaker Meira Kumar without any form of protest on any issue from members.
Soon after, the house took up legislative business, even as all the listed papers were tabled by the respective ministers in the house.
While four new Bills were introduced in the house, one of them was also debated and passed by the house. Two other previously introduced Bills too were debated and passed.
Those introduced were Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, Arms (Amendment) Bill, Enforcement of Security Interest and Recovery of Debt Laws (Amendment) Bill and the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Bill. The last of these was also debated by the house, and Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath replied to the discussion.
The other Bills passed by the Lok Sabha were Life Insurance Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2009, and Petroleum and Minerals Pipelines (Acquisition of Right of User in Land) Amendment Bill, 2010.
Even as the Lok Sabha continued its debates, the speaker sought the members’ nod for continuing the sitting without a lunch break and she got a resounding ‘Ayes’ from the entire house.
The house took up zero hour at the end of all legislative business for the day, when members raised matters of urgent public importance.
The Rajya Sabha too was free of chaotic scenes, with the house functioning smoothly through the day.
The Bills that were debated and passed in the upper house were the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010, the Cost and Works Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2010, and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
The house also debated the Appropriation (No.4) Bill, 2011, but it is yet to be passed.
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