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New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Wednesday recommended convening of Monsoon session of Parliament from July 18 till August 12, 2016, subject to exigencies of government business. This was informed by the Minister for Parliamentary Affairs  M Venakaiah Naidu to mediapersons after the meeting of CCPA held soon after the Cabinet meeting.

Naidu stated that the ensuing Monsoon session will have a total of 20 sittings over a duration of 26 days.  Giving details of the meeting he held with about 30 ministers to discuss legislative agenda for the coming session of Parliament, Naidu said that there are 11 Bills pending in Lok Sabha and 45 Bills pending in Rajya Sabha. He said that the  ministers have been asked to take necessary action in respect of the pending and new Bills to be introduced by the third of next month to ensure that about 20 to 25 Bills are  taken up for introduction, consideration and passage.

Naidu expressed hope that the GST Bill would be passed during the Monsson session of Parliament. He said, “there is a broad consensus on GST Bill with almost all the state governments and political parties favouring the Bills. If some parties still have some issues, the government is keen to discuss the same. Given the importance of the Bill, it would be appropriate if GST Bill is passed unanimously. As Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, I prefer consensus on such important Bill before exploring other options.”










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