1998 -- The bill is re-introduced in the 12th Lok Sabha as the 84th Constitutional Amendment Bill by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government headed Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
1999 -- The NDA government re-introduces the bill in the 13th Lok Sabha.
2002 -- The bill is introduced in parliament but fails to sail through.
2003 -- Bill introduced twice in parliament.
2004 -- The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government includes it in the Common Minimum Programme.
2008 -- The government tables the bill in the Rajya Sabha so that the legislation does not lapse.
2010 -- The cabinet clears the bill for taking it up in the Rajya Sabha.