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During the year 2006, Rajya Sabha sat for 77 days – 35 days during the 207th Session, 22 days during the 208th Session and 20 days during the 209th Session.  The 207th Session (Budget Session) was the longest from 16 February to 23 May 2006, with a break from 23 March to 9 May with a view to enabling the Department-related Standing Committees to examine Demands for Grants of various Ministries/Departments.  The sittings of the House were originally fixed from 16 February to 17 March 2006 and 3 April to 28 April 2006.  The sittings were rescheduled when the Session commenced.    As per the revised schedule, the sittings of the House during first part of the Session were extended upto 22 March 2006.  The second part of the Session was to commence on 10 May 2006 to be continued till 23 May 2006.  However, the House was adjourned sine die on 22 March 2006.   The Session was reconvened on 10 May 2006 and continued till 23 May 2006 as per earlier revised schedule. During the year 2006, the House sat for 374 hours and 45 minutes. The House sat longer than the normal 5 hours on 47 days and without lunch break on 16 days.

Summons for the 207th Session (Budget Session) was issued on 28 January 2006. The 207th Session of Rajya Sabha commenced on 16 February 2006 and adjourned sine die on 23 May 2006.  The President addressed Members of both Houses of Parliament assembled

Session

2006

Date      of

Commencement

Date   of Termination

Number

of Sittings

    Actual Hours

     of Sittings

    Hrs.—Mts.

 

      207th 

   16   Feb

23   May

  35

    180-56

      208th

   24   July

25   Aug

  22

    113-41

      209th

   22   Nov

19   Dec

  20

      80-08

together in the Central Hall on 16 February 2006. Summons for the 208th Session was issued on 6 July 2006. The 208th Session that commenced on 24 July 2006 was adjourned sine die on 25 August 2006. Summons for the 209th Session was issued on 3 November 2006.  The 209th Session of Rajya Sabha commenced on 22 November 2006 and adjourned sine die on 19 December 2006. 

During the year under review, 233 Lists of Business were issued with regard to the business of the House.  In all 4535 papers were laid on the Table of the House.  During the year, nine divisions were held. 

The average attendance of Members during the 207th Session was 144.  It was 169 and 167 during the 208th and 209th Sessions respectively.  The highest attendance on a day during the 207th Session was 177.  It was 191 and 177 during the 208th and 209th Sessions, respectively. 

Simultaneous Interpretation of the proceedings of the House and its Committees is done from Hindi to English and vice-versa. Arrangements also exist for simultaneous interpretation of speeches made in Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil and Urdu in English and Hindi. The facility of simultaneous interpretation is also provided on request for conferences, seminars and meetings of Consultative Committees of different Ministries.  

Question Hour:  

The first hour of every sitting is generally devoted to the asking and answering of questions. During this hour Members exercise their right to seek information on various issues from the Government on the floor of the House. Questions, in fact, are used by Members as a device to review critically Government’s performance in various fields, to assess the impact of the Government programmes and policies as well as to ventilate public grievances on various matters. During the year 2006, a total of 24,373 notices of questions, both starred and unstarred, were received, of which 11,721 were admitted. Out of these, 1399 questions were listed as starred questions and of these 252 questions, constituting around 18.01 per cent, were taken up for oral answer in the House. During the year, Question Hour was dispensed with on one occasion, i.e. on 18 August 2006.  

During the year, seven statements were made/ laid by the Ministers correcting replies given by them to the questions, starred and unstarred, in Rajya Sabha. For short notice questions, thirty-one notices were received and two were admitted. Besides, thirty-five notices for half-an-hour discussion arising out of the answers given to starred/ unstarred questions were received, out of which seven were admitted and discussed on the floor of the House.        

Legislation:       

During the 207th, 208th and 209th Sessions of Rajya Sabha, out of a total of 77 sittings held, the House transacted Government and Private Members’ legislative business on 52 days.  Twenty (20) Government Bills were introduced during the year and out of these Bills, 14 Bills were referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees for examination and report. Eighty-eight (88) Private Members’ Bills were introduced in Rajya Sabha and 5 Private Members’ Bills were considered, out of which 4 Bills were withdrawn by the leave of the House and one Bill remained part discussed.   

The following are some of the statistics relating to Bills which came up before Rajya Sabha during the year 2006:

 

·          Number of sittings during which the Government Bills were introduced,

·           considered and passed in Rajya Sabha

 

 

 

44

·          Number of sittings during which the Private Members’ Bills were introduced or considered

09

·          Number of Government Bills introduced

20

·          Number of Private Members’ Bills introduced

88

·          Number of Government Bills withdrawn/fallen through during the year

03

·          Number of Government Bills negatived

00

·          Number of Private Members’ Bills withdrawn

04

·          Number of Private Members’ Bills negatived

00

·          Number of Government Bills transmitted by Lok Sabha

40

·          Number of Government Bills transmitted by Rajya Sabha

25

·          Number of Government Bills introduced in Rajya Sabha and referred to the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees

14

·          Number of Bills referred to the Select Committees of Rajya Sabha

00

·          Number of Bills referred to the Joint Committees of the Houses of Parliament

00

·          Number of Government Bills considered

68#

·          Number of Government Bills passed/returned

65#

·          Number of Government Bills pending at the commencement of the year

42

·          Number of Government Bills pending at the end of the year

38

·          Number of Private Members’ Bills pending at the commencement of the year

210

·          Number of Private Members’ Bills pending at the end of the year

154

·          Number of Bills passed by the Houses of Parliament and assented to by the President

63

·          Number of Bills on which assent of the President was obtained by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat

19#

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# Including the Chartered Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2006; the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2006; the Cost and Works Accountants (Amendment) Bill, 2006 on which the amendments made by Lok Sabha were agreed to by Rajya Sabha during the 207th Session and Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2006 as passed by the Houses of Parliament and returned by the President for its reconsideration during the 207th Session. 

The Sessions held during the year 2006 witnessed significant legislative developments.  The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2006: A historic development took place during the passage of the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2006 popularly known as “The Office of Profit Bill”. The issue of disqualification of Members of Parliament holding an office of profit assumed importance in the wake of the disqualification  proceedings  initiated   against  some  members   on    the ground that they are holding an office of profit. In view of this development, the Government brought before Parliament a Bill, namely the Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2006   to   exempt  the  holders of certain offices from incurring disqualification.  The Bill was passed by both the Houses of Parliament in May 2006 and was sent to the President for assent.  However, the President returned the Bill to Rajya Sabha on 30 May 2006 under article 111 of the Constitution with the message for reconsideration of the Bill by the Houses on certain aspects.  In his message, the President,  inter alia,  stated that he would like the Parliament to re-consider the proposed Bill in the context of the settled interpretation of the expression ‘Office of Profit’ in article 102 of the Constitution; and the underlying Constitutional principles therein. He further stated that while reconsidering, among other things, the following may be specifically addressed:-

(i)                  evolution of generic and comprehensive criteria which are just, fair and reasonable and can be applied across all States and Union territories in a clear and transparent manner;

(ii)                the implication of including for exemption the names of offices the holding of which is alleged to disqualify a member and in relation to which petitions for disqualification are already under process by the competent authority; and

(iii)               soundness and propriety of law in making the applicability of the amendment retrospectively.  

The Parliament (Prevention of Disqualification) Amendment Bill, 2006 was passed, again, by Parliament in July 2006.  The President accorded his assent to the Bill on 18 August 2006 and became Act No. 31 of 2006. It may,  however, be mentioned that to address the issues raised by the President in his message on the Bill, a Joint Committee consisting of fifteen members, ten members from  Lok Sabha nominated by the Speaker, Lok Sabha  and five members from  Rajya Sabha, nominated by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha has been  constituted on 30 August 2006 to examine,  among other things, the constitutional and legal position relating to the office of profit.  

            The Food Safety and Standards Bill, 2006: Multiplicity of food laws, standard setting and enforcement agencies pervaded different sectors of food safety and standards, which created confusion in the minds of consumers, traders, manufacturers and investors for quite some time.  The Government came forward with an integrated food legislation namely, the Food Safety and Standards Bill, 2006.  The legislation is aimed at bringing out a single statute relating to food and to provide for systematic and scientific development of food processing industries.  It proposed  the establishment of a Food, Safety and Standards Authority of India, which would fix food standards and regulate/monitor the manufacturing, import, processing, distribution and sale of food, so as to ensure safe and wholesome food for the people.  The legislation took into consideration international practices and envisaged an overarching policy framework and provision of single window to guide and regulate persons engaged in manufacturing, marketing, processing, handling, transportation, import and sale of food.  The Food Safety and Standards Bill, 2006 was passed by Lok Sabha in July 2006 and by Rajya Sabha in August 2006. The Bill was assented to by the President on 23 August 2006 and became  Act No. 34 of 2006.   

            The Actuaries Bill, 2006: Actuaries are the business professionals who analyse the financial consequences of risk.  After opening up of insurance sector to private players and in changed economic conditions Government brought the Actuaries Bill, 2005 to regulate the profession of actuaries in India on the lines of Chartered Accountants, Cost and Works Accountants and Company Secretaries.  The Bill proposed to constitute the “Institute of Actuaries of India”, which would have the responsibility for conducting examination for the profession of actuaries, regulating the profession including professional misconduct and creating necessary facilities for the growth and training of the members of the profession.  The Bill also provided for an Appellate Authority, a Tribunal, a Quality Review Board, etc. for the purpose.  The Actuaries Bill, 2006 was passed by the Houses of Parliament in August 2006. The Bill was assented to by the President on 27 August 2006 and became Act No. 35 of 2006. 

            The Scheduled Tribes and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2006: The Bill introduced as the Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2005, in Lok Sabha in December 2005, was brought to reinforce and utilize the rich conservation ethos, the tribal communities have traditionally shown towards forests and environment and cautions against any form of unsustainable or destructive practices.  The Bill also recognized forest rights of forest dwelling scheduled tribes, to make it legally enforceable through corrective measures in the executive machinery.  It further provided for adequate safeguards to avoid any further encroachment of forest and sought to involve the democratic institutions at the grass root level in the process of recognition and vesting of forest rights.  Furthermore, it addressed the long-standing needs of granting a secure and inalienable right to those communities whose right to life depends on right to forest, thereby strengthening the entire conservation regime by giving permanent stake to the scheduled tribes dwelling in the forest for generation in symbiotic relationship with the entire eco system.  The Bill was passed by the Houses of Parliament as the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Bill, 2006 in December 2006. The Bill was assented to by the President on 29 December 2006 and became Act No. 2 of 2007. 

            The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006: One of the landmark legislations, the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Bill, 2006 was passed by the Houses of Parliament in December 2006 to provide for the reservation in admission to the students belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs), the Scheduled Tribes (STs) and the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) of citizens, in certain Central Educational Institutions established, maintained or aided by the Central Government.  The legislation gives effect to the Constitution (Ninety-third Amendment) Act, 2005 which empowered Parliament and State Legislatures to make appropriate laws for educational advancement of the weaker sections of the society.  The Bill was assented to by the President on 3 January 2007 and became Act No. 5 of 2007.   

            The Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill, 2006: Child marriage has drawn the attention of the social reformers as well as of the Government.  The Child Marriage Restraint Act, 1929 was enacted with a view to restraining solemnization of child marriages.  The Act was amended in 1949 and 1978 in order, inter alia, to raise the age limit of male and female persons for the purpose of marriage.  The Act does not declare child marriage to be void or invalid.  There has been a demand for making the provisions of the Act more effective to eradicate and prevent the evil practice of solemnization of child marriage in the country.  In this background, the Prevention of  Child Marriage Bill, 2004 was  introduced in Rajya Sabha on 20 December 2004.  The Bill intended to provide more effective mechanism to declare child marriage as voidable at the option of the contracting party to the marriage, who was a child at the time of marriage.  The legislation contains inter alia provisions for maintenance to minor female child from her husband or from his guardian if he is a minor at the time of marriage. The Bill was passed by the Houses of Parliament as the Prohibition of Child Marriage Bill, 2006.  The Bill was assented to by the President on 10 January 2007 and became Act  No. 6 of 2007.  

            The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2006: The Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament in its Report dated 22 May, 2006 had made certain recommendations regarding increase in the salary, daily allowance and the other facilities to which the Members of Parliament are entitled to, pension payable to former Members of Parliament and family pension to the spouse or dependent of the Members of Parliament and former Members of Parliament after the demise of such Members of Parliament/former Members of Parliament.  After considering the said Report, it had been decided to enhance the salary, daily allowance, rate of road mileage and other facilities to which the Members of Parliament are entitled to and pension to former Members of Parliament and the family pension to the spouse or dependent of Members of Parliament and former Members of Parliament after the demise of such Members of Parliament/former Members of Parliament.  Accordingly the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 was further amended for giving effect to the aforesaid proposals. 

The Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2006 was passed by the Houses of Parliament in August 2006.  The Bill, inter alia, seeks to provide for the following, namely:- 

            (i) to enhance the salary of Members of Parliament from twelve thousand rupees per mensem to sixteen thousand rupees per mensem for a period of five years with effect from 14 September, 2006; (ii) to enhance the allowance payable to the Members of Parliament during any period of residence on duty from five hundred rupees for each day of duty to one thousand rupees for each day of duty for a period of five years with effect from 14 September, 2006; (iii) to enhance the rate of road mileage in respect of every journey performed in India for the purpose of attending session of a House of Parliament or a meeting of a Parliamentary Committee or for the purpose of attending to any other business connected with his duties as a Member of Parliament from eight rupees per kilometre to thirteen rupees per kilometre for a period of five years from the commencement of the legislation; (iv) to allow a physically incapacitated member of Parliament who cannot travel by air and rail to travel by road alongwith an attendant; (v) to reduce the interval between the adjournment of a House of Parliament or, one sitting of Parliamentary Committee and the reassembly of that House or the next sitting of the Committee at the same place, as  the case may be, from seven days to five days; (vi) to enhance thirty-two single air journeys to which a Member of Parliament is entitled to avail in a year to thirty-four single air journeys in a year; (vii) to allow the ex-Members of Parliament from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the Lakshadweep to travel by the highest class of accommodation in any steamer sailing between the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the Lakshadweep, as the case may be, and the main land territory of India without payment of any charges, on the basis of an authorisation issued for the purpose by the concerned Secretariat of Parliament; (viii) to enhance the pension of three thousand rupees per mensem available to a former Member of Parliament to eight thousand rupees per mensem and the additional pension of six hundred rupees per mensem payable to him/her for every year in excess of five years membership to eight hundred rupees per mensem;  (ix) to increase the family pension payable to the spouse or dependent of a Member of Parliament dying during his term of office from one thousand five hundred rupees per mensem to four thousand rupees per mensem for life as against only for a period of five years as at present; (x) to provide the spouse or dependent of a deceased former Members of Parliament a family pension of three thousand rupees per mensem for life of such spouse or dependent till he remains as such without any claim for the arrears prior to the commencement of the  legislation.           

The Bill received the assent of the President on 12 September 2006 and became Act No. 40 of 2006. 

            In addition to the above legislative developments, various other Bills such as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Bill, 2006, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development, 2006, the National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2006, the Government Securities Bill, 2006, the Cantonment Bill, 2006, the Assam Rifles Bill, 2006, the English and Foreign Languages University Bill, 2006, the Rajiv Gandhi University Bill, 2006, the Tripura University Bill, 2006, the Sikkim University Bill, 2006, etc. were also passed by both Houses of Parliament and assented to by the President. 

 

Discussion on matters of urgent public importance:  

            Procedural devices like 'Special Mention', 'Calling Attention', 'Short Duration Discussion' and 'No-Day-Yet-Named Motion' were utilised by members to raise matters of urgent public importance on the floor of the House.  During the year, in all 477 matters of public importance were mentioned in the House through Special Mention.  Out of the 230 Calling Attention notices on the matters of urgent public importance received, notices on the following 3 subjects were finally admitted and taken up in the House:

(i)                  Rampant  female foeticide  and resultant  imbalance  in sex ratio in  the country (17.5.2006); 

(ii)                Recent  fire incident  at  Victoria Park in Meerut and remedial measures taken by the Government in regard thereto (23.5.2006); and  

(iii)               Spread of Chickungunya viral fever in different parts of the country and remedial measures taken by the Government in regard thereto (23.8.2006). 

 

            During the year, 305 notices of Short Duration Discussion were received, out of which notices on the following 14 matters were admitted and discussed in the House:

(i)        Situation arising out of the  procedure  followed by the Government  for   restructuring  of  Delhi and Mumbai Airports and taking up the modernisation work of these two airports by the Airport Authority of India  (17.3.2006);

(ii)       Communal riots  in Vadodara and different parts of the country  (16.5.2005);

(iii)      Import of  wheat and  agrarian distress (18.5.2006);

(iv)      Steep rise in  the prices of  essential commodities in the country (22.5.2006 and 23.5.2006);

(v)       Foreign  Direct Investment in retail sector (23.5.2006);

(vi)      Serious  situation  arising  out of the rise in the prices of essential commodities during last one year causing  immense  hardship to the common man (25.7.2006);

(vii)     Increasing  incidents of terrorist  violence in the country particularly in the  context of recent  bomb  blasts  in Mumbai  (26.7.2006, 27.7.2006 and 31.7.2006);

(viii)    Indo-US Nuclear Deal  (17.8.2006);

(ix)      Suicides by farmers in various parts of the country and demand to increase the  Minimum  Support Price of foodgrains    (23.8.2006 and 24.8.2006);

(x)       Report of Justice Mukherjee Commission of Enquiry regarding  alleged  disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose laid on  the Table of the House  on 17.5.2006 (24.8.2006); 

(xi)      Internal  security  scenario in the country (27.11.2006, 28.11.2006 and 30.11.2006); 

(xii)             Rise  in the prices of  essential commodities (5.12.2006); 

(xiii)           Situation  arising  out of the  tardy  implementation of National Rural  Employment Guarantee Scheme in some  States of the Country (12.12.2006 and 15.12.2006); and  

(xiv)           Recent  developments  in the  Indo-US  Civil Nuclear  Cooperation (19.12.2006). 

Felicitations to Hon’ble Chairman Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat on completion of four years as Chairman of Rajya Sabha  

On 18 August 2006, when the House met at 11.00 a .m. for the Question Hour, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Suresh Pachouri, congratulated Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, Hon’ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha on completing four years in office and complimented him for his inspiring role as the Presiding Officer of the Rajya Sabha.  Members cutting across party lines showered praise on him.  Though the Hon’ble Chairman said repeatedly that the questions may be taken up during the Question Hour, there was, however, a remarkable upsurge of emotions in the House and the members went on praising the Chairman profusely throughout the Question Hour.  The Chairman touched by the views expressed so intensely and spontaneously by the members, thanked them for their support and cooperation and assured them that he would continue to conduct the House in a just and fair manner.   This was indeed an unprecedented occurrence in the history of Rajya Sabha when the whole of the opening hour of the House was spent on offering rich encomiums to a sitting Presiding Officer.  

Felicitations to Shri K. Rahman Khan,  Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, Rajya Sabha

            On 12 May 2006, Shri K. Rahman Khan was elected unopposed as the Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha for the second time.  The Prime Minister and the Leader of the House, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and Shri Jaswant Singh, Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha and Hon’ble Chairman, Rajya Sabha offered their felicitations in the House to Shri K. Rahman Khan on his election as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha.

 

emailid Shri K. Rahman Khan has had a long and varied experience in public life.  He was the Chairman, Karnataka legislative Council from 1982 to 1984.  He was Member of the Karnataka legislative Council from 1978 to 1990.  He was elected to Rajya Sabha in April 1994, re-elected to April 2000 and elected again in April 2006.  He was the Minister of State in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers from May 2004 to 20 July 2004 before he was elected unopposed as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha on 22 July 2004.  He served as the Deputy Chairman till 2 April 2006 when his term of office expired.   

Privilege Cases:  

During the year, 22 notices of breach of privilege and other receipts relating to matters of privileges were received and processed.  One case relating to the matter of privilege arising out of publishing of a news item casting reflections on a ruling given by the Chair in a weekly newspaper ‘Jadeed Markaz’ and   referring to expunged proceedings of Rajya Sabha in that news item was referred to the Committee of Privileges. A petition submitted under the provisions of the Tenth Schedule to the Constitution and ‘Members of Rajya Sabha (Disqualification on Ground of Defection) Rules 1985’    in relation to a Member was also referred to the Committee of Privileges by the Chairman, Rajya Sabha for making a preliminary inquiry and submitting a report to him.  The Forty-Seventh Report of the Committee of Privileges relating to the alleged brutal attack on Shri N.K. Premachandran, Ex-M.P and non-intimation of his arrest/release by the concerned authorities to the Chairman, Rajya Sabha was presented to the House on 2 August 2006.    

 

Amendments/additions to the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Rajya Sabha  

The Committee on Rules presented its Eleventh Report to the House on       8 December 2006 which was  adopted by the House on 12 December 2006. The Committee, inter alia, recommended the amendments in rule 241 relating to personal explanation by a Member and rule 252 relating to the division of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States. 

            Now, as per the amendment made in rule 241, a member or a Minister may, with the permission of the Chairman, make a personal explanation although there is no question before the Council, but in this case no debatable matter may be brought forward, and no debate shall arise. Thus, by amending the rule 241, it has been made   more   explicit   by    including  a  provision for a Minister also, who is not a

Member of the Council, to make a personal explanation in the Council. Similarly, as per the amendment made in rule 252(4) (b), after the lapse of three minutes and thirty seconds, he (Chairman)  shall put the question a second time and declare whether in his opinion the “Ayes” or the “Noes” have it. By amending the aforementioned rule pertaining to the division, the duration of the ringing of the division bells has been increased from two minutes to three minutes and thirty seconds in order to facilitate the members to come to the Council’s Chamber for the purpose of voting.  

 

Details of time taken on various matters in each of the sessions is given in the accompanying Table.  

TABLE

   Time taken by Rajya Sabha on various items of business during the

207th, 208th and 209th Sessions

Subject

Time Taken

 

207th   

208th    

209th   

 

Hrs./Mts.

Hrs./Mts.

 Hrs./Mts

National Anthem/Song

00-04

00-02

00-02

Oath or Affirmation

00-21

00-05

00-02

Obituary References

00-33

00-20

00-26

Suspension of Question Hour

01-07

-

-

Questions

19-32

14-27

13-08

Short Notice Questions

00-11

-

-

Introduction of Ministers

00-04

-

00-01

Statements by Ministers Correcting Answers to Questions

00-03

00-01

00-01

Papers Laid  on the Table

00-44

00-28

00-35

Reports/Statements of the Committees presented/laid on the Table

00-44

00-22

00-28

Statement regarding Ordinance

00-01

-

-

Presentation of Petition

-

-

00-01

Question of Privilege

-

00-03

-

Ruling/Reference /Announcement by Chairman

00-08

00-13

00-04

Felicitations to/by the Chairman

-

01-01

00-02

Leave of Absence

00-04

00-02

00-06

Panel of Vice- Chairmen

00-01

00-01

00-01

Resignation by Member

00-02

-

-

Messages from Lok Sabha/Government Bills laid on the Table

 

00-19

00-14

00-14

Motions for Elections/Appointments of Members to various Committees/Bodies

00-22

00-12

00-07

Recommendations of the Business Advisory Committee

00-07

00-05

00-04

Statements regarding Government Business

00-10

00-04

00-04

Calling Attention to Matters of Urgent Public Importance

03-17

01-20

-

Personal Explanation

-

00-33

-

Special Mentions

05-34

02-47

03-02

Statements by Ministers

03-29

03-14

01-12

Short Duration Discussions

(Discussions under Rule 176)

26-42

32-14

18-26

Discussion on the working of Ministries

21-32

-

-

Resolution/Government Resolution

-

00-02

-

Statutory Resolution

00-23

-

-

Government Legislative Business

31-31

31-35

25-19

Private Members’ Business

 

 

 

         -   Private Members’ Resolutions

06-46

02-27

02-29

         -   Private Members’ Bills

07-23

04-51

05-00

President’s Address laid on the Table/Message

00-02

-

-

Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address

13-42

-

-

Budgets laid on the Table

00-02

-

-

Supplementary Demands for Grants-laid on the Table

00-02

00-02

00-02

Budget—General Discussions

18-51

-

-

Good wishes to the retiring Members of the House

03-03

-

-

Welcome to New Members

00-01

-

-

Elections of/Felicitation to the Deputy Chairman

00-36

-

-

Matters raised with permission

06-11

07-11

02-38

Half-an-hour Discussion

01-58

03-16

-

Valedictory Remarks

00-19

00-21

00-15

Points raised

04-55

06-08

06-19

TOTAL   

180-56

113-41

80-08