Ministry Parliamentary Affairs
Year End Review 2017 – Ministry Parliamentary Affairs
- For the first time in Indian Legislative history, the presentation of Union Budget was advanced to 1st February.
- This was a big financial reform so as to make full funds available to line Ministries for execution of their developmental projects. Vote on Account was also dispensed with because of advancement of the Budget.
- Also for the first time the General Budget and Railway Budget were merged in 2017 and integrated Union Budget was presented.
- During the Budget Session, the Productivity of Lok Sabha was 113.27% and of Rajya Sabha was 92.43%; 18 Bills were passed by both Houses of Parliament during the Budget Session 2017.
Goods & Services Tax (GST):
- Passing of all the enabling acts of the GST was achieved in Budget Session 2017.
- Passing of 4 historic Bills namely, the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Bill, 2017 and the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 by both Houses of Parliament enabled implementation of Goods and Services Tax across the country w.e.f. 1st July, 2017.
Monsoon Session 2017
- Number of Bills introduced in Lok Saha was 17
- Number of bills passed by both Houses was 13
- A Special Discussion on 75th Anniversary of the ‘Quit India Movement’ was held in both Houses on 09.08.2017 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the ‘Quit India Movement’ and it is for the first time that the pledge of ‘Sankalp se Siddhi’ for building a New India by 2022 was taken with wide consensus among all parties during Monsoon Session 2017.
Extension of Goods and Services Tax (GST) to the State of Jammu & Kashmir was a historic achievement during Monsoon Session 2017, as passing of the related bills will lead to the Economic Integration of the State with the rest of the country.
The productivity of Lok Sabha was 77.94% whereas in Rajya Sabha it was 79.95%.
Winter Session 2017 (As on 26.12.17)
- Number of Bills introduced in Lok Sabha was 9
- Number of Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament was 2
75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement:
The Ministry planned and coordinated organizing of an Exhibition cum Cultural Event throughout the country at 39 different locations during the months of August – October 2017 to celebrate 75th Anniversary of Quit India Movement and to rekindle its spirit in the form of Resolve to Make a ‘New India by 2022’, the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence.
This exhibition titled as ‘Naya Bharat Karke Rahenge’ was organized. Further, in tune with the concept of New Digital India, 65% of the content was kept in digital, video and interactive formats.
The exhibitions were focused on India’s freedom movement from 1857 to 1947 showing various activities initiated to attain the freedom from the British rule- “The First War of Independence, 1857”, “The Champaran Satyagrah”, “The Non-cooperation Movement”, “The Dandi Yatra” and “The Quit India Movement”.
This programme was in tune with the mass campaign started by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi to take the six resolves to make the country- free of corruption; free of poverty; free of filth; free of communalism; free of terrorism and free of casteism.