Lok Sabha business advisory committee recommends time to discuss bills

New Delhi,   Even as the two houses of parliament were adjourned on Wednesday without transacting much business due to protests by members, the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Lok Sabha has recommended time for discussions on bills, including the one to replace the ordinance on triple talaq.

Sources in parliament said the government was willing for discussions on various issues, including the problems of farmers and natural calamities faced by states while the opposition parties were keen on discussions on the Rafale deal, unemployment, demonetisation and “erosion” of institutions.

They said members were keen to raise their issues as it will be the last full session of parliament before Lok Sabha polls next year.

Three bills that seek to replace ordinances are planned to be taken up for discussion and passage.

Two hours each have been recommended for discussion on Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018 and the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2018 and one hour for the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill 2018.

The BAC meeting also decided that four hours could be allocated for discussion and voting on second batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2018-19 and passage of the relevant appropriation bill.

The BAC also decided that two hours could be allocated for discussion on a bill to regulate DNA technology, three hours to discuss a bill on dam safety and one hour each to discuss amendments on bills to protect human rights and personal laws.