The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs issued a list of 47 items in total to be discussed in the Monsoon Session of the Parliament to be held from September 14th till October 1st. The session will be conducted in 18 sittings over a span of 18 days with Saturdays and Sundays included as working days.
Eleven bills in total have been listed to be passed during the session, some of them being The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, The Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020.
These bills have been put into consideration, keeping in mind the interests of the farmers, their empowerment and well-being, relief measures during an epidemic, several important regulations in the field of medicine and revised pension rates of the members of the Parliament.
Some important legislations that are still pending and need due attention are The Pesticides Management Bill, 2020, The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, and The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020, both being passed by the Lok Sabha.
Adding to the list are some bills which can be introduced and passed during the session namely The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill 2020, and The Jammu and Kashmir Official Language Bill, 2020 among others.
Bills like The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service ) Amendment Bill 2011 along with a few others have been nominated to be withdrawn from the constitutional framework.
Adequate measures have been taken to promote social distancing and ensure that current regulations regarding coronavirus transmission are strictly adhered to. Rajya Sabha will conduct their session from 9 am till 1 pm while 3 pm to 7 pm has been allotted to the Lok Sabha for their session.
The members will be seated at a considerable distance, with a polycarbonate sheet separating one seat from the other. A mobile app has been specially created to mark the attendance of the members of the Parliament. At noon, the Zero Hour will be officiated and unstarred questions can be put forth at the table.