1. Winter session of Parliament to commence on November 16

Winter session of Parliament to commence on November 16

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Thursday decided to convene the winter session of Parliament from 16 November to 16 December.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2016 8:05 PM
The session is expected to have high voltage discussions over recent happenings including Surgical Strikes on LoC, Kashmir unrest besides other relevant issues. (Reuters) An early session may help the Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) legislations, which will pave way for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), to be approved within November or latest by early December. (Reuters)

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Thursday decided to convene the winter session of Parliament from 16 November to 16 December.

An early session may help the Central GST (CGST) and Integrated GST (IGST) legislations, which will pave way for the Goods and Services Tax (GST), to be approved within November or latest by early December.

The government is also considering advancing the Budget Session by a month or so starting from January next year.

Sources in the government said besides legislations relating to GST, nearly 15 new bills are likely to be
introduced.

The government would also push for the passage of the ordinance which seeks to amend the Enemy Property Act.

In December, the Centre had for the fourth time promulgated the ordinance to amend nearly 50-year-old Enemy Property law to guard against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan and China after wars.

The issue of the Army’s surgical strikes across LoC and allegations by some parties that the government was trying to politicise the issue are set to grab the limelight during the session.

With inputs from PTI

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