NEW DELHI: Amid indications of a stormy winter session in Parliament, the government has listed its legislative agenda which includes bills for rollout of goods and services tax (GST), maternity benefit (amendment) and the surrogacy regulation.
The government is keen to push the passage of the three legislations related to the main GST bill early on in the session. Parliamentary nod for these bills will facilitate GST roll-out from the target date of April 1, 2017.
The government has listed nine bills for introduction, consideration and passage, while it has also listed 10 pending bills in both houses.
The key bills include the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation for Loss of Revenue) Bill and the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill.
The ruling dispensation also wants early passage of im portant pending bills which include the Mental Health Care Bill, the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill and the Consumer Protection Bill.
Bills pending in Rajya Sabha include the HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, the Employees Compensation (Amendment) Bill, the Factories (Amendment) Bill and legislations aimed at checking corruption such as the Whistle Blowers Protection (Amendment) Bill and the Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
The Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill has also been included in the government’s agenda.
Source: Times of India