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Legislative Challenges for New Cabinet

Legislative Challenges for New Cabinet
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Legislative Challenges for New Cabinet, New PM Narendra Modi. When the 15th Lok Sabha finished its term, 128 Bill remained pending in Parliament. Of these, 68 Bills were pending in Lok Sabha and will lapse with its dissolution.

When the 15th Lok Sabha finished its term, 128 Bill remained pending in Parliament. Of these, 68 Bills were pending in Lok Sabha and will lapse with its dissolution. 60 Bills, which are currently pending in Rajya Sabha, will be carried forward to the 16th Lok Sabha. It will be up to the new Cabinet to take forward the pending legislation, as well as restart the introduction process on the Bills that have lapsed. Details of pending and lapsing Bills per Ministry are given below:

When the 15th Lok Sabha finished its term, 128 Bill remained pending in Parliament. Of these, 68 Bills were pending in Lok Sabha and will lapse with its dissolution.

Of the 60 Bills pending in the 16th Lok Sabha, 18 were introduced before 2009. The highest number of pending Bills is in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (11 Bills). These include Bills such as The Mental Health Care Bill, 2013, The Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2013, The Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013, The Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (Prevention And Control) Bill, 2014.

The second highest number of pending Bills is in the Ministry of Law and Justice (8 pending Bills), which includes Bills such as The Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2013 and The Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies (3rd) Bill, 2013.

The third highest number of pending Bills is in the Ministry of Labour and Employment (7 pending Bills), which includes Bills such as The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2012, The Building and Other Construction Workers Related Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2013 and The Mines (Amendment) Bill, 2011.

For a full list of all the pending Bills, and their descriptions, go here.

Of the 68 Bills that are lapsing, the highest are in the Ministry of Finance (11 Bills). These include The Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2010, The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Bill, 2011, The Public Procurement Bill, 2012 and The Micro Finance Institutions (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2012.

The second highest number of lapsing Bills is in the Ministry of Human Resource Development (10 Bills), which includes The Educational Tribunals Bill, 2010, The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill, 2010, The National Accreditation Regulatory Authority for Higher Educational Institutions Bill, 2010, and The Universities for Research and Innovation Bill, 2012.

The third highest number of lapsing Bills is in the Ministry of Law and Justice (7 Bills), which includes The Women’s Reservation Bill, The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2010 and The Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, 2010.

For a full list of all the lapsing Bills, and their descriptions, go here.

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