New Delhi, June 25: The Monsoon session of Parliament would be held from July 18 to August 10. It will comprise 18 working days, reported ANI. Several amendments to the Goods and Services Tax law are likely to be placed before Parliament in the Monsoon Session, a senior official said today in Kolkata. “There are several amendments to the GST which is proposed to come up during the Monsoon Session of Parliament,” GST Council Special Secretary Arun Goyal said at a seminar organised by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce, reported PTI. (Also read: Parliment’s Budget Session Heads Towards Washout) Also Read - Businesses Not Ready With GST E-invoicing Get 30-day Grace Period
Meanwhile, the Economic Times quoted Union Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad as saying that Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati and Mamata Banerjee should come out in support of the triple talaq Bill. “Let me make it clear that the Bill is not with regard to religion, mode of worship or faith. It has a clear linkage to gender justice, gender dignity and gender equality. SC set it aside as void but still the cases continued. 22 Islamic countries have banned it. India is a secular country. Why are important leaders like Sonia Gandhi, Mayawati and Mamta Baner backtracking on it when the issue is purely justice and empowerment of women?” he said. (Also read: Budget Session Over, LS Spent Just 1% Time at Work) Also Read - Cess Collected by Centre Not Getting Transferred to Dedicated Funds: CAG
He also said that the government had an “open mind” on the clause in the Bill that allows a third party to file a complaint. “That (third party clause) we will take care (of). On any third party abuse, I have an open mind… And nonbailable simply means you will not get bail from a police station.” Also Read - Parliament Adjourns Sine Die, Monsoon Session Cut Short by Eight Days Over Coronavirus Concerns
Another ET report said the government was likely to introduce Arbitration bills this session. Of those to be introduced, the Indian Arbitration Council Act, 2017, aims to have a regulatory framework for making India a global hub for arbitration.