RS to Discuss Law and Order, Power Issues Next Week

Published: 30th July 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2014 12:39 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha will discuss the law and order and power situation in the country next week.

Concerned with the power situation, Leaders of the Opposition demanded a discussion on the performance of various ministries and the government has agreed for the discussion on Ministries of Power, Home Affairs and Women and Child Development.

Sources said the government had also agreed for discussion on the Urban Development Ministry if the time permits.

The Budget Session of Parliament, which began on July 7, is scheduled to continue till August 14. Maintaining that there was no proposal to cut short the session, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the government would bring important Bills in the coming days and these include the Insurance Bill and the Security Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Bill.

The NDA Government also wanted the election of the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha to be completed in this Budget session. However, the election of the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha is yet to be scheduled.

The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday will discuss the Finance (No.2) Bill, 2014 and return it to the Lok Sabha. The upper house is scheduled on Thursday to discuss the Budget for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for the year 2014-15.

Lok Sabha

In Lok Sabha, the general discussion and voting on the Budget for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for the year 2014-15 is scheduled for Wednesday.  The Lok Sabha will have discussion under Rule 193 on the flood and drought situation in the country. An half-an hour discussion on irregularities under th MGNREGS is also scheduled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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