Winter Session: Parliament without discussionbill passed The Central Government has responded to the allegations and said that sending bills to parliamentary committees is not a measure of democracy. On the allegations of not sending bills to parliamentary committees, the central government said that parliamentary committees were established in the year 1993, that is, for 41 years, bills were kept in the parliament without the discussion of parliamentary committees. Does this mean that there was no democracy in the country for 41 years and the laws made during the time of Pandit Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi were wrong. The constitution made by Babasaheb Ambedkar was also not sent to the Select Committee.
Modi Government (Narendra Modi Government) It says that till the first 25 years of 2014, the governments formed at the center were weak and there were coalition governments. Therefore, due to various views and differences within the ruling party in the absence of consensus, it was necessary to refer the bills to parliamentary committees. But since 2014, the ruling party has an absolute majority. So when a bill comes up for discussion. So the majority of the members have a common opinion. Therefore, the scope of sending them to the Standing Committees of Parliament remains less.
The numbers fell sharply after the Modi government came
In fact, there have been allegations against the central government that bills are being passed without discussion. Where between 2004-2009, 60 percent of the bills were sent to parliamentary committees. In the year 2009-2014, 71 percent bills were sent to committees. But this number has fallen sharply since the Modi government came.
Government says Parliament is supreme, committees are part of it
In the year 2014-2019, only 27 percent of bills were sent to parliamentary committees and since 2019 only 12 percent of bills have gone to parliamentary committees. At the same time, the government says that parliamentary committees are part of Parliament. They cannot pass any bill. Parliament is supreme. All laws are passed by the Parliament. Not all bills are sent to parliamentary committees. For example, ordinances to replace bills, money bills and important constitutional bills.
Arbitrary use of figures was made while accusing the government. Between 2014-19, only 18 bills were brought in the Rajya Sabha and 11 of these bills, ie 61 percent, were sent to the committees of the Rajya Sabha. 5 bills i.e. 28 percent bills were sent to the Standing Committee of the Lok Sabha. In UPA I, 100 bills were placed in the Rajya Sabha in 2004-09 and out of these, 48 bills i.e. 48 percent were sent to the Standing Committee of Rajya Sabha. Whereas 30 bills i.e. 30 percent were sent to the Standing Committee of the Lok Sabha. In UPA-2, in 2009-14, 78 bills were placed in the Rajya Sabha, out of which 40 bills i.e. 51 percent were sent to the Rajya Sabha and 21 bills i.e. 27 percent were sent to the Standing Committee of the Lok Sabha.
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