Parliament’s Budget session resumes today after a month-long recess

Parliament’s Budget session resumes today after a month-long recess

The second part of the budget session of Parliament will begin today after a month-long recess which will continue till the 12th of next month. During the session, from the passage of the Finance Bill, 2017, the government is keen to pass the much-awaited legislations related to the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

In the Lok Sabha, Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2016 are slated for consideration and passage today.
The Rajya Sabha is scheduled to resume debate on the Finance Minister’s Budget speech which could not be concluded in the first part. The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016 is slated for consideration and passage in the Upper House.

The first part of the session, which started on 31st of January, concluded on the 9th of last month following the presentation of the Union Budget and passage of motion of thanks to President’s address to the joint sitting of both the Houses.

The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017, was also passed by Parliament to eliminate the possibility of running a parallel economy using the old demonetised notes of 500 and 1,000 rupees. Opposition will try to corner the Government on various issues, however, most of the opposition coordination against the government is likely to be play out after the assembly election results when the strength of both sides on the ground will be clear.


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