Rajya Sabha adjourns sine die

Rajya Sabha adjourns sine die

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha today adjourned sine die in the pre-noon session without taking up major business listed for the day, including the Appropriation Bill, even as a discussion on the draft National Education Policy remained unfinished.

As per today’s business list, the Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and the Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016, were listed for consideration and passing but could not be taken up.

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hThe Appropriation (No.3) Bill, 2016 and the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 were to be taken up for consideration and return to the Lok Sabha, as per today’s agenda.

The House, however, took up a motion for reference of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to a Joint Committee and nominated ten members to the panel.

Chairman Hamid Ansari adjourned the House during the Zero Hour at around 11.50 AM.
Naresh Agrawal (SP) had raised the issue of Appropriation Bill, saying it seems the government does not want a discussion on it. He said the government was setting a “new precedent” by not allowing debate on the Bill.

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