Tag: Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill amid walkout by AIADMK

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms for medical education in the country. The bill that seeks to repeal the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 was passed by […]

Rajya Sabha passes IBC amendment, restoring primacy of lenders in insolvency cases

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Monday approved amending the three-year-old Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), providing clarity about preference to secured lenders over operational creditors and giving lenders explicit authority over distribution of proceeds of auction of loan defaulting companies. Replying to a debate on the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill 2019, Finance […]

Rajya Sabha clears RTI Bill; Parliament session to go on till August 7

NEW DELHI: The government of India has decided to extend Parliament session till August 7, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said in the House on Thursday, after the Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha. The Right to Information (RTI) Amendment Bill was also passed in the Rajya Sabha by a voice vote. […]

No plan to restore special category status to states

NEW DELHI: There is no plan to restore special category status — which has been scrapped by think- tank Niti Aayog — to any state in the country, the government informed the Rajya Sabha Thursday. Minister of State for Statistics and Planning Rao Inderjit Singh replied in the negative when Congress leader Ripun Bora asked […]

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