The Development (Amendment) BillInsolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill

The Winter session of Parliament saw both disruptions and legislative work being taken up in both houses during 13 sittings. The Rajya Sabha passed 9 govt bills, while 19 private members’ bills were tabled Notable among the legislations passed by the Upper House were the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017The Repealing and Amending (Second) Bill, 2017The Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy Bill, 2017.The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2017The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment) BillInsolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill ((GFX OUT)However The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 could not be passed in Rajya Sabha due to stalemate between the govt and opposition .The Upper House also held in-depth discussions on the state of the economy and the national capital region’s pollution problems.  It also created some new records.  On January 2, it marked a first in 15 years … taking up all the listed business during Question Hour …. And completing all Zero Hour submissions and special mentions.  But the session was also marked by a number of disruptions in the Rajya Sabha … A fact that was noted by the Chairman … who sounded the appropriate note of caution …Telling members that it’s an opportunity for everyone to review, recall and introspect”Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan called the winter session successful for the lower house.  The time lost to disturbances in the House was also somewhat made up when it sat for an extra 8 hours.13 bills were passed in Lok Sabha including The Appropriation Bill, 2018The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2017The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill, 2017The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2017The Appropriation (No. 5) Bill, 2017The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2017The Indian Forest (Amendment) Bill, 2017Besides this … the lower house also held a short duration discussion on Cyclone Ockhi and its aftermath. In its 13 sittings, the lower House completed 61 hours of work.