In a landmark move, the lower house of the Parliament passed. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Rajya Sabha has already passed the Bill on 24th July. The amendment has not only increased the duration and severity of punishment for culprits, but also included death penalty for heinous sexual crimes against children.
Parliament also gave its approval to The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2019 with the aim of benefitting shareholders and resolving insolvency in companies and among individuals in a time-bound manner. The bill has already been passed by the upper house. Responding to a question during the discussion, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that main objective of the bill is resolve issues of outstanding debts in a time-bound manner.
Tightening its noose against the menace of terror and making laws more stringent, Rajya Sabha held discussions on The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 . this bill will declare people like Hafiz Saeed and Masood Azhar, who support and fuel terrorism as terrorists.
Taking a step towards environment conservation, Lok Sabha Speaker, Om Birla made an appeal to the members of the house to make financial transactions paperless. He asked members to take Digital India forward and make cashless payments while availing canteen and other facilities.
The first session of the 17th Lok Sabha is witnessing heavy legislative business with MPs working overtime. Parliament has passed over a dozen crucial bills and the session has been extended till 7th of August.