New Delhi, Dec 22: Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Coal & Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs & Culture Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of State of Parliamentary Affairs & External Affairs Shri V. Muraleedharan addressed the media here today.
The Winter Session, 2021 of Parliament which commenced on Monday, 29th November, 2021 and was scheduled to adjourn on Thursday, 23rd of December, 2021 has been adjourned sine die on Wednesday, 22ndDecember 2021. The Session was curtailed 1 day earlier than scheduled on completion of Essential Government Business. The Session provided 18 sittings spread over a period of 24 days.
During the Session, 13 Bills (12 Bills in Lok Sabha and 1 Bill in Rajya Sabha) were introduced. 11 Bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament which includes one
Appropriation Bill relating to the Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2021- 22which was passed by Lok Sabha, transmitted to Rajya Sabha and will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses after expiry of 14 days under Article 109(5). The complete list of Bills Introduced and passed by Houses of Parliament is annexed.
Three Bills replacing the Ordinances, namely, the Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 (9 of 2021), the Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Ordinance, 2021 (10 of 2021) and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Amendment) Ordinance 2021(8 of 2021) which were promulgated by the President before Winter Session, 2021 were considered and passed by the Houses.
One Bill namely the Biological Diversity (Amendment) Bill, 2021 was referred to the Joint Committee of both Houses of Parliament and five Bills are being referred to Standing Committees.