16 New Bills in Upcoming Winter Session of Parliament


In the Winter Session of Parliament, which starts on December 7, the government intends to submit 16 new measures, including one that aims to improve accountability and change the voting process in multi-state cooperative societies.

The government’s provisional session agenda also includes the National Dental Commission Bill, which aims to establish a National Dental Commission and overturn the Dentists Act of 1948.The Health Ministry also intends to present the National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, which would repeal the Indian Nursing Council Act of 1947 and establish a national nursing and midwifery commission (NNMC).

The Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill, 2022, is being introduced with the aim of strengthening governance, enhancing transparency, increasing accountability, and reforming the electoral process in the multi-state cooperative societies by adding to existing law and incorporating the provisions of the 97th Constitution amendment, according to a Lok Sabha bulletin published on Thursday.

Additionally, it aims to strengthen monitoring procedures and guarantee that multi-state cooperative organisations can conduct business easily.Another draught law that the government wants to introduce in the session that ends on December 29 is the Cantonment Bill, 2022.The cantonment bill aims to increase efficiency, modernization, and democracy in the administration of cantonments.

Additionally, it aims to meet higher developmental goals in coordination with local governments across the nation. The Bill also aims to make life in cantonments “easier.”

The Old Grant (Regulation) Bill, 2022 is an additional bill on the list.The bill’s goal is to control the transfer, subdivision, and change of use of land granted under the Governor General Orders of 1836, 1827, 1838, 1849, and 1851. Additionally, it aims to assign authority for better administration of the land.The bill aims to make life easier while effectively protecting governmental ownership rights to the land.

The 1980 Forest (Conservation) Act is being modified by the Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill. Additionally, it aims to stimulate plantation in non-forest regions, eliminate ambiguity in the Act’s applicability, and preserve forests.

The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2022, which the government plans to introduce, aims to amend the primary Act’s provisions in order to lessen the burden of regulatory compliance on the stakeholders without weakening the fundamentals of environmental protection in coastal areas.Additionally, it seeks to broaden the application of the law to include all coastal aquaculture activities and to decriminalise “the offence(s)” under the Act.It also intends to close any regulatory loopholes and obstacles to the Act’s efficient implementation.

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