Parliament Winter Session 2021 Updates: Rajya Sabha passes Bill to enhance; women reservation issue raised in Lok Sabha

Winter Session of Parliament 2021 News: The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021, had been introduced in the Lok Sabha last week.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will move 'The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill 2021' in Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage. 

Parliament Winter Session 2021 Updates: Opposition parties on Thursday suspended for a day their dharna at Mahatma Gandhi statue inside Parliament complex against the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs in view of the death of Chief of Defence staff Gen Bipin Rawat and 12 others in a chopper crash. Leaders of the parties, however, condemned the government for not allowing them to pay tribute to the top-most defence officer in the country inside Parliament after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh briefed both the Houses about the Wednesday incident. Gender justice is an important commitment of the government, Law Minister Kiren Rijiu said in Lok Sabha on Thursday while noting that bringing a bill on women’s reservation needs careful consideration based on consensus among all political parties. He was responding to a question on whether the government has taken any step to hold consultation with major political parties and other stakeholders on the Women’s Reservation Bill to build consensus. DMK MP Kanimozhi on Thursday raised the issue of providing 33 per cent reservation to women in Lok Sabha and asked the government when will a bill for this be brought in Parliament for its passage. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, the DMK member said it has been 25 years since a bill to reserve one-third of all seats for women in the Lok Sabha and the state legislative assemblies was brought in Parliament “but nothing has happened so far”.

The Opposition and the BJP sparred on Thursday over the government’s move to extend the tenures of the directors of CBI and the ED up to a maximum of five years, with the Opposition alleging that it would completely undermine the autonomy of these institutions, and the ruling party defending the step as being necessary to fight large scale corruption. The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021, and the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021, had been introduced in the Lok Sabha last week amid protest by the Opposition and came up for passage Thursday.

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17:25 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Parliament clears Bill to enhance status of 6 pharma institutes with its passage in Rajya Sabha

Parliament clears Bill to enhance status of 6 pharma institutes with its passage in Rajya Sabha

16:50 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Had Centre listened to us, 700 farmers’ lives could have been saved: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

This farmers’ movement ran for 378 days. Akali Dal was first party to reisgn in the Parliament. If we had been listened to, 700 people would not have died. If the Congress party had fulfilled the duty of the opposition, then perhaps these bills would not have been passed: Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal

16:32 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha MP and YSRCP leader Vijayasai Reddy V met PM Modi

Rajya Sabha MP and YSRCP leader Vijayasai Reddy V met PM Modi and held a detailed discussion on issues relating to Andhra Pradesh, today.

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16:22 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claims Amit Shah misled Lok Sabha on Nagaland issue

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday claimed that Home Minister Amit Shah had ‘misled’ the Lok Sabha when he said that security forces had opened fire on civilians in Nagaland after they tried to flee.

16:19 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Dr. Heena Vijaykumar Gavit, MP presented on the table the 5th Report of Committee on Empowerment of Women 

Smt. Dr. Heena Vijaykumar Gavit, MP presented on the table the 5th Report of Committee on Empowerment of Women 

14:07 (IST)09 Dec 2021
13:38 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm today

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:30 pm today

11:17 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Rajya Sabha observes 2-minute silence on demise of CDS Bipin Rawat, 12 others in IAF chopper crash
11:14 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Lok Sabha observes two-minute silence on demise of Bipin Rawat, others
11:12 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on IAF chopper crash
11:04 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Rajnath SIngh addresses Parliament on IAF chopper crash

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses Lok Sabha on IAF chopper crash in which CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika and 11 others lost their lives.

11:01 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Oppn to not protest today in honour of CDS Bipin Rawat
10:50 (IST)09 Dec 2021
PM Modi holds meeting with senior ministers

PM Narendra Modi is holding a meeting with senior ministers in Parliament Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Pralhad Joshi, Nirmala Sitharaman, and Anurag Singh Thakur are among the attendees

10:36 (IST)09 Dec 2021
09:57 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Mansukh Mandaviya to move ‘National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill 2021’ in RS today

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya to move ‘The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (Amendment) Bill 2021’ in Rajya Sabha for consideration & passing on Thursday.

09:42 (IST)09 Dec 2021
Rajnath Singh to brief Parliament on IAF chopper crash today

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will brief the Parliament today on the chopper crash incident in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday which claimed 13 lives, inlcuding CDS Bipin Rawat. 

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