New Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday came out with suggestions for changes to speed up the passing of laws in the Upper House.
In a suo moto observation in the House right at the start of the sitting after the usual obituaries for ex-members dead since last session, he expressed his anguish over disruptions in the past few sessions and suggested debate to change the rules.
He pointed out that the bills which are passed by Lok Sabha but pending in Rajya Sabha lapse with the dissolution of Lok Sabha, requiring their reintroduction.
Naidu also pointed out that quite few bills are pending in the House for decades without required consideration. Should we continue them or treat them as lapse, he asked.
He pointed out that 22 bills were passed by the previous Lok Sabha and pending in the Upper House have lapsed, requiring the Lok Sabha to take up these bills again for consideration.
It means the efforts of the Lok Sabha in passing these 22 bills have been rendered waste despite they being important from the socio-economic transformation of our country. The lapsed bills included those concering the land acquisition, factgories (amendment), motor vehicles (amendment), consumer protection, Aadhar and other laws (amendment), citizenship (amendment) and the Triple Talaq Bills of 2017 and 2018.
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