Decision on Parliament Winter Session Today

Published: 20th October 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2014 09:10 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: The winter session of the Parliament is likely to begin on November 24. Generally, the month-long winter session of Parliament begins in the third week of November.

The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, is meeting on Monday to decide the schedule of the winter session and will send the recommendation to the President.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Ananth Kumar and Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu are members of the Committee. HRD Minister Smriti Irani and ministers of state for Parliamentary Affairs -- Prakash Javadekar and Santosh Gangwar -- are special invitees to the Committee. The NDA Government is likely to push key Bills in the winter session of the Parliament.

Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan is preparing to introduce the Mental Health Bill as well as a Bill to regulate surrogacy in the Parliament in the next session. The Law Ministry is also considering at least half-a-dozen other Bills that may be introduced during the winter session.

Modi is likely to expand the Union Cabinet before the winter session.

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