GST bill to be discussed in winter session of parliament

Prevention of corruption (amendment) bill and whistle blowers protection (amendment) bill too will be deliberated upon.

GN Bureau | November 16, 2016


#Consumer Protection Bill   #Maternity Benefits Bill   #whistle blowers protection bill   #Prevention of corruption bill   #GST   #winter session   #Parliament  
GST bill to be discussed in winter session of parliament

 The Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2016, which facilitates levy of tax on intra-state supply of goods or services, and the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2016 that facilitates levy of tax on inter-state supply of goods or services have been listed for introduction, consideration and passing in the winter session of parliament.

 
The winter session of parliament began on Wednesday and it will run till December 16. There will be a total of 22 sittings.
 
The agenda for legislation includes ten bills for consideration and passing. As many as nine Bills are listed for introduction, consideration and passing, while two Bills are listed for withdrawal.
 
The Consumer Protection Bill, 2015, which replaces the 1986 Act, has been listed for consideration and passing. The bill provides for redressal of consumer complaints, recall of goods, action against misleading advertisements, and product liability claims, reports prsindia.org.
 
 
Two bills aimed at battling corruption will also come up during the winter session of parliament. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013 makes giving a bribe an offence and modifies the definition of taking a bribe. It requires prior sanction to prosecute former officials. The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015 specifies grounds under which disclosures related to corruption may not be made.
 
An amendment bill that increases the maternity leave to 26 weeks will be deliberated upon. The Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 grants leave to adopting and commissioning mothers and requires establishments with 50 employees to provide crèche facilities.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Hydro engineering college to come up in Himachal

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of hydro engineering college at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh. The college, being set up by National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and NHPC, will provide B Tech courses in mechanical, electrical, civil and computer science discipl

BHEL commissions 3MW solar plant in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has commissioned a three Mega Watt solar photo voltaic power plant in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.  BHEL executed this project on a turnkey basis for Dadra and Nagar Haveli power distribution corporation limited at Velugam.   It

Back to the drawing board: Kejriwal

Time to go back to the drawing board, said Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday, days after his party failed to make its mark in the Delhi civic elections.   In a message, Kejriwal said that in the last 2 days, I spoke to many vo

Grasp the nettle by taxing rich farmers

  The tax net needs to be expanded and the rich farmers must pay up their taxes. This week saw quite a bit of going back and forth over this prickly issue after Niti Aayog member Bibek Debroy batted for taxing agricultural income.   Niti Aayog vice chairman A

Attention to NTDs, dream of an equal, accessible internet and the struggles of CIC

  A giant yellow inflatable schistosomiasis worm, with ‘Making Schistory’ printed on it, floated on Lake Geneva, marking the five years since the London Declaration on neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Though in 2015 about 1.59 billion people received treatment for at least

BBNL, BSNL to provide broadband connectivity to 1.3 lakh rural post offices

In order to provide broadband connectivity of BharatNet to post offices in rural areas, Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), department of posts and Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have signed a tripartite agreement.   The agreement is the first tri-partite MoU which



Video

शहीदों के लिए आगे आये आईएएस अफसर

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter