Parliament Winter Session Highlights: Rajya Sabha Passes 3 Criminal Code Bills, Houses Adjourned

Parliament Winter Session LIVE Updates: Major opposition political parties did not take part in the debate on the bill, as 97 of their members have been suspended for "misconduct" for the remainder of the winter session.

Parliament Winter Session Highlights: Rajya Sabha Passes 3 Criminal Code Bills, Houses Adjourned

Winter Session LIVE Updates: The winter session will continue until December 22.

New Delhi:

The three new bills to replace the colonial-era criminal laws were passed in Rajya Sabha today, virtually in the absence of the Opposition. Three more MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Nakul Nath, Deepak Baij, D.K Suresh were suspended for misconduct and storming the Well in Lok Sabha. The suspension was passed via voice vote. Parliament also passed a bill today to regulate the appointment and service terms of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and election commissioners, with Law Minister Arjun Meghwal stating that legislation has been brought following a judgement of the Supreme Court.

The Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023 was passed by Lok Sabha after a brief debate. It was passed by Rajya Sabha last week.

Major opposition political parties did not take part in the debate on the bill, as 97 of their members have been suspended for "misconduct" for the remainder of the winter session.

The bill provides for the appointment, qualifications, Search Committee, Selection Committee, term of office, salary, resignation and removal, leave, pension of the Chief Election Commissioner and other election commissioners.

Here are the Highlights on Winter Session of Parliament:

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Dec 21, 2023 20:42 (IST)
Both Houses Adjourned Sine Die
 
Dec 21, 2023 20:41 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Passes All Three Criminal Code Bills
 
Dec 21, 2023 20:18 (IST)
Rajya Sabha Votes On Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, 2023



Dec 21, 2023 19:21 (IST)
WATCH: Home Minister Speaks On 3 Criminal Code Bills In Rajya Sabha

Dec 21, 2023 18:10 (IST)
Discussion On 3 Key Criminal Code Bills On In Rajya Sabha
 
Dec 21, 2023 16:45 (IST)
Lok Sabha Adjourned Sine Die
 
Dec 21, 2023 16:44 (IST)
Lok Sabha Passes Press And Periodicals Bill, 2023
 
Dec 21, 2023 16:28 (IST)
Three More MPs Suspended From Lok Sabha
Three more MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Nakul Nath, Deepak Baij, D.K Suresh were suspended for misconduct and storming the Well in Lok Sabha. The suspension was passed via voice vote.
Dec 21, 2023 16:17 (IST)
Lok Sabha Adjourned Sine Dine Ahead Of Schedule
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die, a day ahead of schedule.
Dec 21, 2023 15:47 (IST)
3 more Opposition MPs suspended from Lok Sabha for unruly behaviour, total count now 146
3 more Opposition MPs have been suspended from Lok Sabha for "unruly behaviour", taking the total count to 146.
Dec 21, 2023 14:28 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update: Parliament passes Telecommunications Bill
Parliament today passed a bill that seeks to allow the government to temporarily take control of telecom services in the interest of national security, and provide a non-auction route for the allocation of satellite spectrum.

The Telecommunications Bill, 2023, was approved by the Rajya Sabha through a voice vote. It was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday after a short debate.

The Bill seeks to allow the government to temporarily take control of telecom services in the interest of national security, and provide a non-auction route for the allocation of satellite spectrum.

It also allows the Centre to take possession of a telecom network in case of any public emergency or in the interest of public safety.
Dec 21, 2023 14:23 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
Union Home Minister Amit Shah moves the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023, the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, 2023 in Rajya Sabha for consideration and passage.

These Bills were passed by the Lok Sabha on 20th December.

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Dec 21, 2023 14:22 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
Rajya Sabha passes the Telecommunications Bill, 2023 through voice vote to amend and consolidate the law relating to the development, expansion and operation of telecommunication services and telecommunication networks as well as the assignment of spectrum
Dec 21, 2023 14:05 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
In Lok Sabha Union Minister Anurag Thakur introduces the Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2023 for consideration and passing

The Bill will replace an 1867 law brought by the colonial rulers for centralising powers. The new Bill will decriminalise certain provisions in the old law and will help in ease of doing business.
Dec 21, 2023 13:53 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
Parliament gives nod to Bill that seeks to establish mechanism to appoint chief election commissioner and election commissioners
Dec 21, 2023 13:16 (IST)
Central force CISF to handle parliament security instead of Delhi Police after massive breach last week
Dec 21, 2023 12:48 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
'The Chief Election Commissioner and Other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and Term of Office) Bill, 2023' taken up for consideration and passing in Lok Sabha

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Dec 21, 2023 12:47 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
On Lok Sabha passing 3 criminal laws, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, "...I find this truly a moment for writing obituaries for parliamentary democracy in our country."
Dec 21, 2023 12:47 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
On suspension of 143 Opposition MPs, NCP MP Supriya Sule says, "This is murder of democracy. It looks like there is Emergency in the country."
Dec 21, 2023 12:46 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
On suspension of Opposition MPs, Congress MP Pramod Tiwari says "BJP has tarnished history by suspending so many MPs...Will the Home Minister neither give an answer on the security breach incident nor let the opposition raise its voice against unemployment, corruption and other issues?"
Dec 21, 2023 12:45 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge addresses media:
  • Government does not want House to function; Rajya Sabha chairman brought casteism in Parliament by raising an issue
  • We wanted to raise Parliament security breach issue; why it happened and who is responsible
  • PM Modi, Home Minister should have spoken in House on security breach; PM spoke elsewhere but did not turn up in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha
  • We are repeatedly requesting Lok Sabha Speaker, Rajya Sabha
  • chairman to allow us to speak on security breach; ruling party MPs disrupting proceedings
  • INDIA bloc leaders will protest at Jantar Mantar Friday against suspension of MPs; nationwide protests will also be held


Dec 21, 2023 11:41 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
Opposition MPs march to Vijay Chowk from Parliament protesting suspension of MPs
Dec 21, 2023 11:23 (IST)
Parliament security breach update
Confrontation of all six accused was done yesterday, 20th December to corroborate whether the sequence of events shared by each of them matches. Accused Manoranjan, Amol, Sagar and Neelam's seven-day custody expires today

All 6 were kept at five different units of Delhi Police's Special Cell where they underwent sustained interrogation. Yesterday they were handed over to CIU (Counter Intelligence Unit) office of Special Cell, the unit investigating the matter, where they faced the joint interrogation.
Dec 21, 2023 11:23 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is to move the Telecommunications Bill, 2023  in the Rajya Sabha today for consideration and passage to amend and consolidate the law relating to the development, expansion and operation of telecommunication services and telecommunication networks; assignment of the spectrum; and for matters connected therewith. The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Dec 21, 2023 11:22 (IST)
Winter Session of Parliament Update
Union Home Minister Amit Shah is to move the Bharatiya Nyaya (Second) Sanhita, 2023,  the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha (Second) Sanhita, 2023 and the Bharatiya Sakshya (Second) Bill, 2023 in the Rajya Sabha today for consideration and passage. These Bills were passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
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