Government plans to introduce 16 new bills in next winter session of Parliament


The government plans to introduce 16 new bills, including one to increase accountability and reform the electoral process in multi-state co-operative corporations, in the winter session of parliament starting Dec. 7.

The National Dental Commission Bill, which seeks to establish a national dental commission and repeal the Dentists Act 1948, is also on the provisional agenda for the government session.

The National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Bill, another measure the Department of Health plans to introduce, seeks to establish a National Nursing and Midwifery Commission (NNMC) and repeal the National Nursing and Midwifery Commission Act 1947. the Indian Council of Nursing.

According to a Lok Sabha bulletin released on Thursday, the Multi-State Cooperative Societies (Amendment) Bill 2022 is being introduced with the aim of strengthening governance, improving transparency, increasing accountability and reforming the electoral process in multi-state cooperative corporations by supplementing existing legislation and incorporating the provisions of the 97th Amendment to the Constitution.

It also aims to improve the control mechanism and ensure the ease of doing business for multi-state cooperative societies.

The Cantonment Bill, 2022 is another bill that the government is proposing to introduce in the session that will end on December 29.

The cantonment bill deals with the administration of cantonments with a view to democratization, modernization and efficiency.

It also seeks to achieve greater development goals in harmony with municipalities across the country. The bill also aims to facilitate “good living” in the cantonments.

Another bill in the list is the Old Grant (Regulation) Bill, 2022.

The purpose of the bill is to regulate the lands ceded under the orders of the Governor General of 1836, 1827, 1838, 1849 and 1851, including their transfer, subdivision and change of destination. It also seeks to delegate powers for better management of these lands.

The bill aims to improve living comfort while ensuring effective protection of government rights to land.

The Forest (Conservation) Amendment Bill seeks to amend the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. It also envisages removing ambiguity in the applicability of the provisions of the Act, promoting planting in non-forest areas and conserving the forests.

The Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment) Bill 2022, which the Government is proposing to introduce, aims to revise the provisions of the Principal Act to reduce the regulatory compliance burden on stakeholders without diluting the basic principles of environmental protection in coastal areas.

It also proposes to decriminalize the “offence(s)” under the law and to expand the scope of the law to include all coastal aquaculture activities.

It also aims to eliminate difficulties and regulatory loopholes in the law for effective implementation and to facilitate the conduct of business.



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