A total of 19 bills and two financial items are likely to be taken up for debate at the upcoming winter session from December 4 to 22. These will include legislation to replace the colonial-era Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act, and bills to extend provisions of the women’s reservation law in Puducherry and Jammu and Kashmir.
The list was released on the day of the all-party meeting on Saturday, which is held before the commencement of any Parliament session. “We are bringing in 19 bills and two are financial items. There are a total of 21 items. The three bills are from the home ministry. There is a bill on central university, constitutional order,” said parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi.
Other bills that will be taken up will be the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023 (as passed by Rajya Sabha); Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023; Central Goods and Services Tax (Second Amendment) Bill 2023; Repealing and Amending Bill (as passed by the Lok Sabha), the Advocates (Amendment) Bill (as passed by the Rajya Sabha), among others.
Joshi said there will be 15 sittings in 19 days. The all-party meeting under the chairmanship of defence minister Rajnath Singh was attended by 30 leaders from 23 parties, he added.
With inputs from News18