Monsoon session of Parliament to begin on August 5

Press Trust of India, July 15, 2013

The Monsoon session of Parliament will be held from August 5 to 30 during which the ordinance on Food Security Bill will come up for ratification and other import economic legislations like the Land Acquisition and Insurance Bills are expected to be taken up for consideration.

A decision on the 26-day session was taken by the Cabinet Committee on Paliamentary Affairs headed by Defence Minister A K Antony today.

The ordinance promulgated recently on the Food Security Bill will be coming up for ratification at the session, which has been delayed this time. The Monsoon session normally starts in the second half of July.

During the session, Government plans to bring forward a number of important legislations including the Land Acquisition Bill, Insurance Bill, Pension Bill, Companies Bill and the Direct Taxes Code Bill to give a boost to the sluggish economy.

Congress has been accusing the Opposition of blocking the Food Security Bill during the last Parliament session whose major portion was washed away by repeated disruptions over a variety of issues including the demand for resignation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the wake of the coal scam.

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