The new government has inherited a pile of pending legislations and will have to take a call on nearly 60 bills from the previous Lok Sabha, the most disruptive in the country’s history.
Of the 128 pending bills, 60 proposed legislations pending in Rajya Sabha are the ones that would be carried forward, on which the NDA government will have to take a call. Rest 68 bills pending in Lok Sabha or the lower house have lapsed — or lost validity — with the house being dissolved.
Key bills that have expired include includes The Women’s Reservation Bill, The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010.
Such “lapsed” bills also include The Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2010, The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, The Public Procurement Bill, 2012 and The Micro Finance Institutions (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2012.
Of the 60 Bills that the NDA may choose to work on includes 11 originating in health ministry, the highest. These include Bills such as The Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013, The Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013, The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention And Control) Bill, 2014.
Among crucial bills that the NDA government must work on includes the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013 and The Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies (3rd) Bill, 2013.