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New Delhi : Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs and Chemicals & Fertilizers Ananth kumar on August 10, 2018, said here the Monsoon Session 2018 of Parliament has been a successful session in terms of the legislative business conducted and wide participation of all political parties in discussions on various issues of national importance.

Vijay Goel, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation, and Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, were also present.

The Monsoon Session 2018 of Parliament, which commenced on July 18, 2018, concluded on  August 10, 2018. Both Houses were adjourned sine die.The Session provided 17 sittings spread over a period of 24 days. The productivity of Lok Sabha was 118%and that of Rajya Sabha was 68%. During the session, a motion of No-Confidence moved by Srinivas Kesineni was defeated with Ayes 135, Noes 330.

During the Session, 22 Bills (21 in the Lok Sabha and 1 in the Rajya Sabha) were introduced. The Lok Sabha passed 21 Bills while the Rajya Sabha passed 14 Bills during the session.  Twenty Bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament. This has been an achievement considering that it was a short session of Parliament and a considerable time was devoted to discussions on issuesof national importance and the Election to the Office of the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. Harivansh was elected as Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha.

The Monsoon Session was devoted to bringing Social Justice in the society as major highlights of this Session included the passing of Bills relating to Social Justice. These Bills are: The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill, 2018, The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2018, and The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention ofAtrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018, according to a PIB release

Six Bills replacing the Ordinances, namely, the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018, the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, the National Sports University Ordinance, 2018 and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018, which were promulgated by the President before Monsoon Session, were considered and passed by both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

One calling attention motion on the misuse of social media platforms to spread rumours and fake news leading incidents of violence and lynching in the Country was discussed in Rajya Sabha.


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