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Monsoon session to commence on Aug 5

July 19
23:19 2013

lokNEW DELHI: The Monsoon Session of Parliament will commence on August 5 and is likely to conclude on August 30.

“The Fourteenth Session of Fifteenth Lok Sabha will commence on Monday, the 5th August, 2013. Subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session is likely to conclude on Friday, the 30th August, 2013,” said a Lok Sabha secretariat statement.

During the session, the ordinance on Food Security Bill will come up for ratification and other import economic legislations like the Land Acquisition and Insurance Bills are expected to be taken up for consideration.

The 26-day session will practically have only 20 working days.

The ordinance promulgated recently on the Food Security Bill will be coming up for ratification at the session, which has been delayed this time. The Monsoon session normally starts in the second half of July.

During the session, Government plans to bring forward a number of important legislations including the Land Acquisition Bill, Insurance Bill, Pension Bill, Companies Bill and the Direct Taxes Code Bill to give a boost to the sluggish economy.

Congress has been accusing the Opposition of blocking the Food Security Bill during the last Parliament session whose major portion was washed away by repeated disruptions over a variety of issues including the demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of the coal scam.

Rajya Sabha Secretary General Shumsher K Sheriff in a statement said, “The President has summoned the Rajya Sabha to meet on Monday, the 5th August at New Delhi.”

He said subject to exigencies of business, the session is scheduled to conclude on August 30. -PTI

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