Rajya Sabha ,Witnessing Wasting Precious Time,Adjourned Sine Die

[New Delhi]Rajya Sabha ,Witnessing Wasting Precious Time,Adjourned Sine Die
The Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die after it passed some Bills including Interim Budget and Finance Bill for 2019-20 without debate.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in his customary address at the close of the session rued that precious time of the House was lost in protests, stalling proceedings.
The Budget Session of Parliament commenced on January 31.

SP Again Blown Sand Of CBI In Rajya Sabha &Got House Adjourned

[New Delhi]SP Again Blown Sand Of CBI In Rajya Sabha &Got House Adjourned
Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday without transacting any business as the Samajwadi Party members protested amid reports that the CBI might quiz former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav in an illegal-mining case .
No sooner had official listed papers presented to the House, SP members were up on their feet against the “political vendetta” in the Jamos cartoonsCBI initiating a probe into alleged irregularities in mining during 2012 and 2016 when Yadav held the mining portfolio in the Uttar Pradesh government. They found support in other Opposition parties such as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the proceedings till 2 pm, in less than a minute of SP members raising the issue.
But before adjourning the proceedings, he said certain members had given notices under Rule 267 for suspension of business to take up discussions on issues, but he has not allowed any of the notices.
The same can be taken up under different rules,

Senior Parliamentarians Mourned Death of Stalwart Dhawan

[New Delhi ]Senior Parliamentarians Mourned Death of Cong Stalwart RK Dhawan
Reading an obituary reference, Chairman M V Naidu said Dhawan was a political and social worker who represented the state of Andhra Pradesh in the Upper House from April 1990 to April 1996 and Bihar from July 2004 to July 2010.
“In passing away of Shri R K Dhawan, the country has lost a distinguished parliamentarian and a dedicated social worker.
Naidu said ,We deeply mourn the passing away of Shri R K Dhawan
Members stood in silence as a mark of respect to the departed soul.

BJP Comfortable at 69 Against Congress’s 50 in Rajya Sabha

[Lucknow,Delhi] BJP Comfotable at 69 Against Congress’s 50 in Rajya Sabha
The BJP has made a significant gain of 11 additional seats while the Congress made an overall loss of four in the biennial elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats,leaving its main rival far behind
Its 28 candidates emerged victorious in the polls held yesterday against 17 retiring members, while the Congress won only 10 seats while 14 of its members will retire next week.
A calculation of tallies show that the BJP’s strength in the 245-member House will go from the existing 58 to 69 and that of the Congress will fall from 54 to 50 when the new MPs take oath next week.
However, a majority in the Council of States will continue to elude the BJP-led NDA.
It recently suffered a setback when the Telugu Desam Party, its ally of four years, decided to break ties. The TDP has six members in the House.
The Modi government’s bills have often been stalled in the House, where it has lacked a majority, by a united opposition after it managed to pass them in the Lok Sabha, where it enjoys a strong majority.
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Parliament’s Both Houses Distrupted for 11th Day

[New Delhi] Parliament’s Both Houses Distrupted for 11th Day
RS & LS disrupted for 11th day as protests continue
The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted for the 11th day today as the TDP, YSR Congress, TRS and AIADMK continued their noisy protests over various issues, including the banking scam and special status for Andhra Pradesh.
As soon as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and V Naidu took up the Question Hour in their own respective houses members from various parties trooped into the Well holding placards.
While members from the TDP, YSR Congress, TRS and AIADMK were in the Well raising slogans and holding placards, MPs from the TMC and Congress were seen standing at their seats.
As the protests continued, the Houses were adjourned RSTill20thMarch
Since March 5, when Parliament had reassembled for the budget session after recess, the Lok Sabha has seen disruptions on a daily basis.
Amid noisy protests, the House had passed the Finance Bill and the appropriation bills last week without any discussion.

AAP Enters Rajya Sabha with 3 MPs,Take Oath &HouseAdjournment

[New Delhi] AAP’s Newly Elected 3 MPs Take Oath Before Adjournment Of Rajya Sabha
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today made its maiden entry into the Rajya Sabha with three of its new MPs taking oath along with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri of the BJP.
Puri, the union minister of state for Housing and Urban development, represents the state of Uttar Pradesh from where he was elected recently.
The AAP entrants —
Narain Das Gupta,
Sushil Kumar Gupta and
Sanjay Singh,
also took the oath of affirmation. They represent the state of NCT Delhi in the Upper House.
With this, AAP has made its maiden entry into the Rajya Sabha.
Puri was the first to take the oath in Hindi. He was followed by Narain Das Gupta, who took oath in English, while Sushil Kumar Gupta and Sanjay Singh took it in Hindi.

Working Women Allowed Overstayal Of Maternity Leave

[New Delhi]Working Women Allowed Overstayal Of Maternity Leave
As per the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, it has been made mandatory for the establishments employing 50 or more employees to provide crèche facility, either separately or along with common facilities within a prescribed distance.
This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today

PMO Solved 50% Grievance in Just 1st Month Of Running Year

[New Delhi]PM’sOffice Solved 50% Grievance in Just 1st Month Of Running Year.This Achievement Is Claimed By Dr Jitendra Singh In Rajya Sabha Today 92,652 Public Grievances Have Been Received by the PMO Between January 1 and 29, 2017. Of these, 49,196 Have Been Resolved,
As per Dr Jitendra Singh Over 10 lakh public grievances were received by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) last year,
about 42 per cent more than the complaints received in 2015, .
Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed Rajya Sabha today that The grievance redress mechanism of the PMO was in 2015 integrated with the online Centralised Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) — a portal meant for addressing complaints against government departments from people.
A total of 10,29,523 complaints were received in 2016. Of these,
7,52,635 were disposed,
During 2015,
7,25,112 public grievances were received by the PMO of which
5,58,247 were resolved, he said in a written reply to the Upper House.
These grievances were received from “very important persons and other applicants,”.
Total Receipts: 725112 Disposal: 558247
Total Receipts: 1029523 Disposal: 752635
C]2017 (As on 29.01.2017)
Total Receipts: 92652 Disposal: 49196

1156 Cases Pending with CBI :Govt Admits In RS

CBI[New Delhi] 1156 Cases Pending with CBI :Govt Admits In RS
1081 Regular Cases (RCs) and
75 Preliminary Enquiries (PEs)
were pending investigation/enquiry by CBI as on 31.12.2016. Dr. Jitendra Singh admitted In Rajya Sabha Today
As per Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Harivansh in the Rajya Sabha,Following Steps Are Taken To Minimize The Pending Load
(i) Approval for appointment of 66 Public Prosecutors has been conveyed to CBI.
(ii) Approval has also been conveyed for extension in deputation tenure of 31 Public Prosecutors on contract basis.
(iii)Government has sanctioned additional 92 Special Courts for CBI out of which 88 have become operational.
(iv)Power has been delegated to Director, CBI for extending of deputation in respect of Inspectors in CBI for the 9th and 10th year and also for extensions to 6th, 7th and 8th year which at present is approved by a Committee consisting of 3 members.
(v)CBI has been exempted from consultation with UPSC for recruitment to the post of DSP for a period of 3 years.
(vi)CBI imparts training to its officers/ employees in order to enhance their skills at its training centers.
Recently a scheme namely Advanced Certified Course for CBI officers has been started to enhance their investigation skills, forensic data collection, collection of evidence, skills etc. by providing them training from National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore.
(vii) A plan outlay of Rs. 309.52 crore has been allocated for implementation of various schemes viz Modernization of training centers in CBI, CBI e-governance, comprehensive modernization of CBI branches/offices, Construction of CBI office building at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai and comprehensive modernization and purchase of land/construction office/Residence building for CBI etc. over 12th Five Year Plan
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Seniors Joined Voices To Pass Bill On Rights of Differently-Abled: Rajya Sabha

[New Delhi]Seniors Passes a Bill On Rights of Differently-Abled: Rajya Sabha
A bill for discriminating against differently-abled persons was passed by the Rajya Sabha today.
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2014, which aims at securing and enhancing the rights and entitlements of disabled persons, was passed by a voice vote after rare unanimity was witnessed among the Opposition and Treasury benches in the House, which has seen acrimony and disruptions since the Winter Session began on November 16.
The bill, which was moved in Upper House earlier this month by Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot, also gives effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and related matters.
It provides for imprisonment of at least six months up to two years, along with a fine ranging between Rs 10,000 and Rs 5 lakh for discriminating against differently-abled persons.
When the House met in the morning and took up the Zero Hour, members from the Opposition benches including Leader of Opposition
Ghulam Nabi Azad, BSP chief
Mayawati, CPI(M) leader
Sitaram Yechury and SP leader
Naresh Agarwal, pitching for immediate passage of the “crucial” legislation.
Responding to them, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the measure could be taken up immediately.