Budget Session: Oppn Unity on JNU Scares BJP

The Centre has put all the bills of the labour ministry in ‘least priority’ category.

Published: 21st February 2016 09:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2016 09:52 AM   |  A+A-

New Delhi: The biggest casualty of expected disruptions in the coming Budget Session of Parliament could be 14 legislations drafted by Ministry of Labour and Employment. The Centre has put all the bills of the labour ministry in ‘least priority’ category. The UPA’s legacy ‘Aadhar’, which continues to operate through an executive order, may not become law in this session after the government decided to put the National Identification Authority of India Bill in the cold storage. 

The government, however, has much expectations for economic reform-enabling legislation such as the Goods and Services Tax (One Hundred and Twenty Second Amendment) Bill, which needs to be passed in the Rajya Sabha. The Ministry of Finance has decided not to vigorously pursue the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015, as it will also have additional burden of he finance Bill.


The government is also looking to get the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill passed. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has incorporated the amendments suggested by the Select Committee of he Rajya Sabha. The bill aims to establish the Real Estate Regulatory Authority for regulation and promotion of the real estate sector.

The government note said that two bills of Ministry of Civil Aviation—the Anti-Hijacking Bill and the Carriage by Air Bill—are in the ‘priority list’. While the first Bill, which will include ‘death penalty’ for hijackers, is pending in the upper house, the latter is pending in the lower house.


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