Monsoon Session of Parliament to begin from July 18, end on August 12

The Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) met on Wednesday and recommended holding of Parliament’s Monsoon Session from July 18 to August 12. The CCPA meet took place in room number 155 of the South Block. Among the bills pending in the Rajya Sabha is the Goods and Services Tax Bill, moved in the Upper House in August last year after it was passed by the Lok Sabha. The government is hopeful of its passage during the upcoming session as the National Democratic Alliance tally has gone up by five to 74 members in the Upper House after the recent biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha.
In the Lok Sabha, important pending bills include the Consumer Protection Bill, 2015, and the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Bill, 2015.These bills are expected to be passed during the month-long Monsoon Session.

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