Bills listed for consideration and passing in the Winter Session 2021

The Winter Session of Parliament is set to commence on 29 November, 2021 and end on 23 December, 2021. According to PRS Legislative Research, there are 29 Bills pending, of which as many as 5 are listed for withdrawal, while five of them have been listed for consideration and passing.

The 26 Bills listed for introduction, consideration and passing are as follows:

Title of Bill
The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotic Substances (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

(To replace ordinance)

To amend the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
The Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

(To replace ordinance)

To amend the Central Vigilance Commission Act, 2003
The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021.

(To replace ordinance)

To amend the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
The Chartered Accountants, the Cost and Works Accountants and the Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill, 2021
To reform and speed up the Disciplinary Mechanism of the Institutes.
The Insolvency and Bankruptcy (Second Amendment) Bill, 2021
To further strengthen and streamline the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.
The Cantonment Bill, 2021
To provide for greater democratization, modernization and overall improvement in governance structure of Cantonment Boards.
Inter-Services Organizations (Command, Control and Discipline) Bill, 2021
To empower the Commander-in-chief or the Officer-in-Command of Inter-Services Organisations in respect of persons subject to the Army Act, 1950, the Navy Act, 1957 and the Air Force Act, 1950, who are serving under or attached to his command, for maintaining of discipline and proper discharge of their duties.
The Indian Antartica Bill, 2021
To provide harmonious policy and regulatory framework for India’s Antarctic activities and to provide national measures for protecting the Antarctic environment and dependent and associated ecosystems as per the Antarctic Treaty, the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources and to Protocol on the Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty.
The Emigration Bill, 2021
To replace the Emigration Act, 1983 so as to establish a robust, transparent and comprehensive emigration management framework that facilitates safe and orderly migration.
The Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2021
To create a facilitative framework for creation of the official digital currency to be issued by the Reserve Bank of India. The Bill also seeks to prohibit all private cryptocurrencies in India, however, it allows for certain exceptions to promote the underlying technology of cryptocurrency and its uses.
The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2021
To amend Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act to fulfil the Budget Announcement 2019 regarding the separation of National Pension System Trust from Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority and to fulfil the Budget Announcesment 2020 for ensuring universal pension coverage as well as strengthening PFRDA.
The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021
To effect amendments in Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Acts, 1970 and 1980 and incidental amendments to Banking Regulation Act, 1949 in the context of Union Budget announcement 2021 regarding privatisation of two Public Sector Banks.
The Indian Maritime Fisheries Bill, 2021
To repeat the Maritime Zones of India (Regulation of Fishing by Foreign Vessels) Act, 1981; provide for the sustainable development of fisheries resources in the exclusive Economic Zone of India; the responsible harnessing of fisheries in the High Seas by the Indian Fishing Vessel; promotion of livelihoods of small-scale and artisanal fishers and related matters.
The National Dental Commission Bill, 2021
For setting up a National Dental Commission and to repeal the Dentists Act, 1948.
The National Nursing Midwifery Commission Bill, 2021
To repeal the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947 and set up a National Nursing and Midwifery Commission which will have a transparent professional and accountable ‘selected’ Regulator rather than an ‘elected’ Regulator.
The Metro Rail (Construction, Operation and Maintenance) Bill, 2021
To replace the Metro Railways (Operations and Maintenance) Act, 2002 and the Metro Railways (Construction of Works) Act, 1978 and to provide legal framework for construction, operation and maintenance of metro rail projects including those under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.
The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021
To amend the High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954 and the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958.
The Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2021
The proposed amendments entail de-licensing other distribution business and bring in completion, appointment of Member from law background in Regulatory Commissions. Strengthening of Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) penalty for non-compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), prescribing Rights and Duties of Consumers etc.
The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2021
To provide of enchanced new and additional financial technological and capacity building support so as to meet Paris commitments and fully implement our Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in a timely manner.
The National Transport University Bill, 2021
To re-designate National Rail and Transportation Institute (NTRI) as National Transportation University (NTU) and declare it as an autonomous body and Institute of National Importance (INI).
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Amendment in the List of Scheduled Tribes pertaining to the State of Uttar Pradesh.
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Amendment in the List of Scheduled Tribes pertaining to the State of Tripura
The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2021
To prevent and combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children, to provide for care, protection, assistance and rehabilitation to the victims, while respecting their rights, and creating a supportive legal, economic and social environment for them, and also to ensure prosecution of offenders, and for matters connected herewith or incidental thereto.
The National Anti-Doping Bill, 2021
To provide a legislative framework to the NADA for meeting the obligations of NADA as signatory of WADA Code, as amended from time to time.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021
To repeal the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
The Mediation Bill, 2021
The Bill propose for pre-litigation mediation and at the same time safeguards in the interest of the litigants to approach the competent adjudicatory forums/courts in case an urgent relief is sought.