Indian parliament
Indian parliamentReuters file

The Monsoon Session of the Parliament is set to begin on Wednesday. While the Centre is looking to pass several bills over the 18 sittings that will go on till August 10, a lot of drama is expected in both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha.

The Center is targeting a smooth session, after an all-party meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night, but the Opposition led by the Congress will be looking to target the BJP over various amendments. The Centre has assured the Opposition that it will hear all they have to say at the meeting, but just how far those words will translate into action is to be seen.

The government has listed 48 items up for discussion this session, comprised of 46 bills and two financial matters. The Centre will be looking to pass The Muslims Women  (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill and the 123rd Amendment, which are both high-priority. 

The Prime Minister urged the political parties to collectively strive for a constructive atmosphere in the monsoon session for the national good, following the letter by the speaker of the Lok Sabha Sumitra Mahajan to all members asking them to maintain the decorum of the house.

Sumitra Mahajan and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu also chaired to separate all-party meetings to ensure the smooth functioning of both houses.  

Bills for Introduction, Consideration and Passing

1. The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
2. The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code Amendment Bill, 2018;
3. The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018
4. The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018
5. The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2018
6. The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes Bill, 2018
7. Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
8. Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
9. Union Territory Goods and Service Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018
10. Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States Amendment) Bill, 2018
11. The Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2018
12. The Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Bill, 2018
13. The Micro Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment)Bill, 2018
14. The Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2018
15. The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2018
16. The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
17. The Dam Safety Bill, 2018
18. Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018


AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha on Thursday, December 28, 2017Twitter


Bills pending in Lok Sabha

1. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Third Amendment) Bill, 2017
2. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017
3. The Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017
4. The Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2017
5. The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2017
6. The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2017
7. The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018
8. The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre Bill, 2018
9. The Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018
10. The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016
11. The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016
12. The Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016
13. The National Sports University Bill, 2017
14. The Rights of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017
15. The National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

Rajya Sabha
Congress leaders protesting at the Rajya Sabha on ThursdayIANS

Bills pending in Rajya Sabha

1. The Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2015
2. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016
3. The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017
4. The State Bank (Repeal and Amendment) Bill, 2017.
5. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment) Bill, 2017
6. The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property (Amendment) Bill, 2017
7. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017
8. The Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill, 2018
9. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017
10. The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013

Financial Business

1. Supplementary Demands for Grants (including Railways) for 2018-19
2. Demands for Excess Grants for 2015-16

Bills for Withdrawal in the Lok Sabha

1. The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Bills for Withdrawal in the Rajya Sabha

1. The Armed Forces Tribunal (Amendment) Bill, 2012
2. The Nalanda University (Amendment) Bill, 2013