This year (2018) total of 14 bills were passed in Parliament.
– 11 of them were amendment bills, as they proposed an amendment to the existing set of legal rules or act.
– 3 new bills were tabled in the Parliament.
It included the famous:
GST – The Act provides for levy and collection of the goods and services tax (GST) on intra-state supply of goods or services or both by the central government.
SC/ST amendment – The Bill states that the investigating officer will not require the approval of any authority for the arrest of an accused.
National Sports University Bill – The Bill seeks to establish a National Sports University in Manipur.
Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill – Bill allows a person to be declared as Fugitive Economic Offender (FEO) against whom an arrest warrant has been issued in respect of a scheduled offence and who has left India so as to avoid criminal prosecution, or being abroad, refuses to return to India to face criminal prosecution.
Bill on Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities among others – The 1999 Act sets up a National Trust to enable persons with disability to live independently by: (i) promoting measures for their protection in case of death of their parents, (ii) evolving procedures for appointment of their guardians and trustees, and (iii) facilitating equal opportunities in society.
Other bills that were passed in the Parliament included: The Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2018; The Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2018; The Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2018; The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018.
(This article is a part of आंकड़े-DataSpeaks. It is a special series of data-driven news on the issues of public importance initiated by TA)