Parliament Monsoon Session Live Updates: As it briefly came into session on Monday, the Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order of 1950 and permits the Parliament to modify the list of notified STs in it. The Bill also aims to restore power to the states to identify backward classes.
In a small breakthrough, Opposition parties decided to cooperate with the Centre to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill in both houses of the Parliament. Two other bills — Limited Liability Partnership (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 — were also passed in the house. In Rajya Sabha, FM Sitharaman will look to pass the Tribunals Reforms Bill, 2021. Central ministers Sarbananda Sonowal, Arjun Munda and Virendra Kumar will also present bills in the Parliament today. This year’s Parliament Monsoon Session, scheduled to end on August 13, was dominated by multiple adjournments and Opposition protests and demands to discuss the issues of Pegasus snooping, farm bills, hike in fuel prices among other things. As the session enters its last week, the possibility of a smooth house functioning seems grim. The Opposition parties on Sunday reiterated that they will not back down and continue to insist on a discussion of the concerned issues. The government, on the other hand, is unlikely to engage in one.