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Parliament monsoon session: What to expect today

The government will introduce key reforms bills and push legislations brought during last few months to tackle the Covid-19 situation

india Updated: Sep 19, 2020, 09:51 IST
Saubhadra Chatterji
Saubhadra Chatterji
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session.
Parliamentarians in the Lok Sabha during the ongoing monsoon session.(PTI)

Indian parliament will not take any weekend break during this monsoon session. And on Saturday-- the first weekend in which they would be working-- the Narendra Modi government will introduce key reforms bills and push legislations brought during last few months to tackle the Covid-19 situation.

The union labour ministry will introduce The Occupational Safety, Health And Working Conditions Code, 2020. The bills aim to consolidate and amend the laws regulating the safety, health and working conditions of workers in factories and other workplaces.

The Industrial Relations Code, 2020 or the amendments to the laws relating to Trade Unions, conditions of employment in industrial establishment or undertaking, investigation and settlement of industrial disputes and the Social Security code will also be introduced on Saturday in the Lok Sabha.

After the labour standing committee recommended heavy changes in the original bill, labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar will withdraw the original version of the three bills and introduce the amended bills.

The Lower House will also try to pass The Taxation and Other Laws amendment bill that gives relaxation and amends certain laws such as income tax laws. The debate took a furious turn on Friday after minister of State for finance Anurag Thakur referred to the flaws in creation of the Prime Minister’s national relief fund in 1848, invoking furious protests from the Congress leaders.

The Lower House may also clear The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020, The National Forensic Sciences University Bill, 2020 and The Rashtriya Raksha University Bill, 2020 on Saturday.

In the Rajya Sabha, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman will push amendments to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy code while union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will push The Epidemic diseases amendment bill 2020.

The Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 may also come up for passage in the Upper House. Congress and some other Opposition parties are opposing the bill.

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