Parliamentary Bulletin Part-II  
Friday, March 24, 2017
G.A. Section

Renovation of Parliament House Annexe Canteen


        Membersare informed that the CPWD has undertaken the renovation work of ParliamentHouse Annexe Catering Unit w.e.f. 20.03.2017. The catering services from theexisting Parliament House Annexe Canteen shall remain suspended during therenovation period. However, during this interim period arrangements for limitedcatering services – tea, snacks, dal, rice, etc. will be made in Private DiningRoom, Parliament House Annexe.

                Kindcooperation of Members is solicited.

Question Branch

Result of Ballots of Notices of Questions


            Ballots in respect of notices ofStarred and Unstarred Questions received upto 3.00 p.m. on 24thMarch, 2017 for the sitting of Rajya Sabha on 10th  and 11th  April, 2017 were held on 24thMarch, 2017, in the presence of                                                              Additional Secretary(Q).

            The results of ballots for theStarred Questions have been placed in the Notice Office and also on the NoticeBoard in the Outer Lobby for the information of Members.

M.A. Section

Local address of Shri La Ganesan, MP


Local address of  Shri La Ganesan, MP would be as follows:-


Flat no. 162,

South Avenue,

New Delhi-110001

Members maykindly note for information.

Simultaneous Interpretation Service

Avoiding Disturbance in the sound system


Ithas been observed that some Hon. Members do not turn off the volume knob oftheir earphones while leaving their seats, which causes disturbance in thesound system in the House.  Hon. Membersare, therefore, requested to turn the knob to the left while leaving theirseats.

Library and Reference Unit, LARRDIS

Speaker’s Research Initiative (SRI)



        Members are reminded that Speaker'sResearch Initiative (SRI) will beorganizing a Workshop on SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs) pertaining to Health Sector on 27th March,2017 from 1600 hours onwards in BPST Main Lecture Hall, First Floor, ParliamentLibrary Building, New Delhi. Following experts will act as resourcepersons for the Workshop:

  1. Ms.K. Sujatha Rao, Former Secretary, M/o Health and Family Welfare

    (ii)           Dr. A. K. Panda, Additional Secretary& Mission Director, National Health Mission, M/o   Health and Family Welfare

    2.     Members are also informed that a Workshopon Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be organised under the auspices ofSRI on 28th March, 2017 from 1700 hours onwards in BPST Main LectureHall, First Floor, Parliament Library Building, New Delhi.

    3.     The Workshops will be chaired by Hon'ble Speaker.

4.             Membersmay kindly attend.

Publications and Who's Who Unit, LARRDIS

Rajya Sabha at Work


The thirdedition of the publication titled ‘RajyaSabha at Work’ has been brought out by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat. Itcontains procedures, practices, conventions, precedents, rulings and directionsthat guide and enable Members to understand the nuances of the functioning ofthe Rajya Sabha.

The publication wasreleased by the Hon’ble Vice-President of India and Chairman, Rajya Sabha on 21March 2017 in the Main Committee Room, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi.

Copies of thepublication are available for distribution. Members are kindly requested tocollect a copy of the publication either in English or Hindi from thePublications Counter, Rajya Sabha.

Legislative Section

Discussion under Rule 176



Members are informed that theShort Duration Discussion on the     Aadhaar – its implementation andimplications which wasscheduled for Wednesday, the 22nd March, 2017, will now be taken up on Wednesday,the 29th March, 2017.

Table Office

Government Business during the week commencing Monday, the 27th March, 2017



        Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister ofState (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Minority Affairs and Minister ofState in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, made a Statement in the Housetoday (24-03-2017) that the Government Business during the week commencing Monday,                          the 27thMarch, 2017 would consist of :-

  1. Consideration of any item of Government Businesscarried over from today’s Order Paper consisting of:-

    1. Consideration and return of the Finance Bill,2017, as passed by Lok Sabha.

    2. Consideration and return of the Appropriation(Railways) Bill, 2017, as passed by Lok Sabha.

    3. Consideration and return of the Appropriation(Railways) No. 2 Bill, 2017, as passed by Lok Sabha.

    4. Discussion on the Working of Ministries ofRailways, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Micro, Small and MediumEnterprises and Information and Broadcasting.

  2. Consideration and passing of the followingBills, as passed by Lok Sabha:-

  1. The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement ofMaritime Claims) Bill, 2016.

  2. The Factories (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

  3. The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order(Amendment) Bill, 2017.

  1. Consideration and passing of the followingBills, after they are passed by Lok Sabha:-

  1. The National Institute of Technology, ScienceEducation and Research (Second Amendment) Bill, 2016.

  2. The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017.

  3. The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and ScheduledTribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

  4. The Footwear Design and Development InstituteBill, 2017.

  5. The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017.

  6. The Collection of Statistics (Amendment) Bill,2017.

  7. The Indian Institutes of Information Technology(Amendment) Bill, 2017.

  1. Consideration and agreeing to the amendments madeby Lok Sabha to the Mental Health Care Bill, 2016, as passed by Rajya Sabha,after it is passed by Lok Sabha.

Shumsher K Sheriff