Controversial farmers’ regulation amongst 23 Bills to be launched in Monsoon Session

New Delhi, September 11

The central authorities has listed 23 new Bills, together with 11 which search to switch ordinances, for introduction in Parliament’s Monsoon session starting Monday.

One of the ordinances the federal government plans to cross as a invoice throughout the 18-day-long session pertains to offering preventive measures towards violence on heathcare personnel.

The ordinance makes acts of violence and harassment towards healthcare personnel deployed in combating COVID-19 a non-bailable offence with most punishment of seven years imprisonment and Rs 5 lakh positive.

It additionally protects the healthcare fraternity, together with docs, nurses and ASHA staff.

Another ordinance to get replaced by a Bill pertains to discount within the wage of MPs by 30 per cent for a interval of 1 12 months starting April 1, 2020. The quantity can be utilised within the struggle towards coronavirus.

The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, seeks to switch an ordinance issued lately.

The central authorities launched three ordinances—the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Ordinance, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Ordinance, and an modification within the Essential Commodities Act, 1955—in June.


The authorities claims that the ordinance, and now the Bill, goals at offering for the creation of an ecosystem the place the farmers and merchants benefit from the freedom of alternative referring to sale and buy of farmers’ produce which facilitates remunerative costs by way of aggressive various buying and selling channels.

 The ordinances nonetheless have been controversial, drawing protests from farmers who concern it will go towards their curiosity. Farmers see the Bill as an try to finish the Minimum Support Price regime—a coverage that goals at establishing a minimal return on their crops to farmers no matter market fluctuations.

The BJP-ruled state of Haryana noticed a large protest being held at Kurushetra’s Pipli grain market towards the ordinances on Friday. The protest led to police lathicharge—a improvement that opposition events have condemned since. Similar protests had been additionally held towards the Bill in Punjab.

Also listed

Among the Bills which the federal government has listed for introduction is the The Jammu and Kashmir Official Language Bill, 2020. As per the invoice, Kashmiri, Dogri and Hindi, other than the present Urdu and English, would be the official languages within the union territory. It offers for the languages for use for the official functions within the union territory.

According to a Lok Sabha bulletin, the decrease home will even take up dialogue and voting on the First Batch of Supplementary Demands for Grants for the 12 months 2020-21.

It will even take up dialogue and voting on the Excess Demands for Grants for the 12 months 2016-17.

According to the doc, The Multi State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2020 has additionally been listed for introduction. The proposed invoice seeks to rationalise authorities position and improve the members’ participation within the working of the multi-state cooperative societies, to extend public religion in these societies and create a conducive surroundings for his or her progress and improvement.

The Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020 seeks to allow non-banking monetary corporations (NBFCs) apart from NBFC Factors (whose principal enterprise is factoring) to undertake factoring enterprise as nicely. It additionally seeks to allow Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) entities to behave as brokers for financiers for submitting of registration of cost with the central registry as it will result in operational effectivity.

Another Bill listed for introduction is The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

The proposed invoice goals at full mechanisation of sewer cleansing and to offer higher safety in work, and compensation in case of accidents. Agencies

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