Winter Session of Parliament to start from December 15


New Delhi, November 24, 2017: The Cabinet Committee on
Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) on Friday recommended convening of Winter Session
of the Parliament from December 15, 2017 to January 5, 2018, subject to
exigencies of government business.
Three Bills – The Goods & Services Tax (Compensation to
States) Ordinance, 2017 (promulgated on 02.09.17), Insolvency & Bankruptcy
Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, and Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance, 2017-
will be tabled in the ensuing Winter Session.
Parliament will also discuss the Supplementary Demands for
Grants in this Winter Session.
Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Ananthkumar told media
persons that the ensuing Winter Session will have a total of 14 sittings over a
duration of 22 days.
The CCPA meeting was chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath
Singh to discuss legislative agenda for the coming session of Parliament.
Talking to media persons after the meeting Ananthkumar said
that it was not unprecedented that the schedule of the Parliament Session has
been decided so as to avoid any overlap with the Assembly Elections in the
“This practice has been followed on many occasions by
different Governments in the past. I appealed to all political parties for
fruitful and constructive discussions on important Bills and ensure smooth
functioning of both the Houses of the Parliament,” said the Minitser.
Answering a question on Triple Talaq and the National
Commission for Backward Classes, Ananthkumar stated that it is a strong desire
of the people of India that Parliament should legislate on these two important
issues and the Government is committed to respond to this desire.

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