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


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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.
 

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