New Delhi, May 24: Amid hot debate over the efficacy of the Parliament in terms of passing long-pending crucial Bills, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pawan Kumar Bansal said Wednesday that during the Budget Session, which ended on May 22, total 21 Bills were passed by Lok Sabha as well as the Rajya Sabha.
Addressing a media Bansal said that some important Bills passed during the Budget Session were the Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill, the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2012; the Right of Children to free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2012; the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Bill, 2012; the Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2012; and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill, 2012.
Giving the performance report of working of the Parliament he said that during the Session, 34 sittings of both the Houses of Parliament were held, with 14 sittings in the first part and 20 sittings in the second part of the Session.
During the session, the Lok Sabha debated several matters of Public Importance, like the working class discontent due to faulty Government policies; the Civil Aviation sector mismanagement; protection the river Ganga from pollution, faulty policy for procurement of food grains, Centre-State relations.
Members of both the Houses of Parliament had a Special Sitting on Sunday, the 13 May, 2012 to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the First Sitting of Parliament of India. The Houses discussed the topic “Sixty years Journey of the Indian Parliament”.