New Delhi: After a highly unproductive Budget
session, the Parliament will convene for the Monsoon session on July 18,
which will continue till August 10. Getting the Muslim Women
(Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 or the ‘Triple Talaq Bill’
cleared in Parliament would be topmost on the agenda of the Government
during the forthcoming session.
The Monsoon session, which will have a total 18 sittings, the
Government will also push for constitutional status for the National
Commission for OBCs.
The National Commission for Medical Education Bill and the
transgender bill will also be taken up, Parliamentary Affairs Minister
Ananth Kumar told media persons while announcing the dates for the
The Cabinet Committee of Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), chaired by
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, met on Monday to recommend the dates.
According to PRS legislative research, the Budget session, which
witnessed consecutive disruption of proceedings in both houses of
Parliament over a host of issues like special category status for Andhra
Pradesh and the Punjab National Bank-Nirav Modi fraud case, was the
least productive budget session since 2000. The Rajya Sabha spent only
three minutes on government bills while Lok Sabha spent 14 minutes on
President Ram Nath Kovind will now formally convene the session.
“We seek the support and cooperation of opposition parties. There are
many important items on the legislative agenda that the government
wants to take up in the Monsoon session,” Mr Kumar said.