CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT BILL

  • States oppose Centre's revised Goods and Service Tax draft December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In a huge blow to Centre's plans to build a consensus on the Goods and Services Tax, states have opposed the Centre's revised GST draft. The government was hoping to get the legislation passed in the winter session of Parliament. The government was maintaining that broad agreement had...
  • Parliament passes Constitutional Amendment Bill August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill, 2014 on Thursday and is set to pass the National Judicial Appointments Bill. While 176 members voted in favour of the Constitution Amendment Bill, no votes were registered against it. The Lok Sabha had on Wednesday already passed the Judicial...
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • No intention to interfere in judiciary's authority: Government August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to overturn the present collegium system of appointment of judges through a Constitution amendment, government today said it has no intention to interfere in the authority of the Judiciary. Responding to a daylong debate on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 in Lok Sabha, Law Minister...
  • Centre may consider extending Parliament session to pass pending Bills: sources August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government may consider extending Parliament session in order to pass pending Bills, said sources on Tuesday. Some of the pending Bills include the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill, which seeks to raise the cap on FDI in the insurance sector from the current 26 percent to 49...
  • President approves Constitution Amendment Bill for creation of National Judicial Commission August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has fasttracked the process to set up a judicial commission to replace the collegium system for the selection of judges. The President has cleared the Constitution Amendment Bill for the creation of a judicial commission. Sources say the Constitution Amendment Bill is likely to come up...
  • Lok Sabha to vote on SC/ST quota in promotions bill today December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha will on Wednesday take up the Constitutional amendment for reservation in promotion for SC and ST in government jobs or the quota bill. The bill has already been passed in the Rajya Sabha despite strong opposition from the Samajwadi Party. The bill faces more trouble...
  • RS to vote on quota bill today; split within Cong, BJP December 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has issued whips to its MPs to to vote in favour of the quota in promotions bill amid voices of dissent that are coming not just from the principle opposition party but also the Congress. The Samajwadi Party is accusing the government of using...
  • RS Chairman calls meet to break deadlock on SC/ST quota December 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Monday after an uproar over the Constitution amendment bill for SC/ST quota in promotions in government jobs. Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari held an allparty meeting to find a way out of the deadlock. Leader of the Opposition in...
  • Quota bill to come up in Parliament tomorrow September 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Moving swiftly to circumvent a Supreme Court order, government on Tuesday cleared a Bill providing for reservation to SCs and STs in promotions in government jobs and it will be brought in Parliament on Wednesday. The Union Cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved a...
  • PM calls allparty meet on SC/ST Bill on Aug 21 August 9, 2012

    The Supreme Court earlier rejected Mayawati demand for quota for promotion of SCs and STs in government jobs in UP. ...
  • SC/ST promotion quota bill in govt jobs on Aug 22 August 9, 2012

    New Delhi: After repeated adjournments in Rajya Sabha and turmoil in Lok Sabha, the government on Thursday agreed to members' demand for bringing a Constitution amendment bill for reservation in promotion of SCs and STs in state jobs. Minister of State for PMO V Narayansamy informed the Upper House that a...
  • LS adjourned over Judicial Accountability Bill December 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha was adjourned abruptly on Wednesday after uproar created by the BJP, which wanted voting on two bills Judicial Accountability and 114th Constitution Amendment Bill. The sudden adjournment of the House left the debate on the two crucial bills incomplete. The muchdelayed Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill 2010,...
  • Devil's Advocate: Moily on Women's quota bill March 14, 2010

    In Devil's Advocate this week, Karan Thapar speaks to Union Law Minister Veerappa Moily and tries to find answer to the question: are reservations the best way of increasing the number of women MPs and how committed is the government to the women's reservation bill? Karan Thapar: Whilst every right thinking...