Lok Sabha has 22 bills to pass in winter session (With: Winter session expected to be stormy)

Major bills for consideration and passing in the winter session of parliament:

* The Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill, 2011 – Replaces Atomic Energy Regulatory Board with the Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority to regulate nuclear safety, activities related to nuclear material and facilities.

* The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011 – Seeks to confer on every citizen the right to time-bound delivery of specified goods and services, and provides a mechanism for grievance redressal.

* The Constitution (108th Amendment) Bill, 2008 (Women’s Reservation Bill) – Provides for reservation for women in parliament and legislative assemblies.

* The Constitution (117th Amendment) Bill, 2012 (Reservation in promotion to SCs and STs with retrospective effect) – Substitutes Article 16(4A) of the Constitution to provide reservation in promotion to SCs and STs with retrospective effect.

Bills listed for introduction include a constitution amendment bill to implement the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement, 1974; a Protocol to the Land Boundary Agreement, and one that addresses stigma and discrimination related to HIV.

The winter session starts Dec 5 and ends Dec 20.

Source: PRS Legislative Research

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