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Rajya Sabha adjourns sine die without passing the GST Bill

Goods and Service Tax - GST - By: - Bimal jain - Dated:- 17-8-2015 - Dear Professional Colleagues, With the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi Government going hammer and tongs using its majority in Lok Sabha to clear legislative agenda, Shri. Modi's reform agenda suffered a major blow on Thursday, August 13, 2015, when the lawmakers ended the Monsoon Parliament session without approving the much awaited Constitution (122ndAmendment) Bill, 2014 on Goods and Services Tax ( GST Bill or 122nd C .....

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it final push to the GST Bill in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of the Monsoon session but Monsoon session of the Parliament has ended without a scrap of work being done as all appeals by the Central Government to let the Government function were drowned amidst the voices of the relentless Congress. The Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die and the Centre s most important reform Bill remained in the Upper House without it being passed. Whether Joint session can be called? The Joint session is a rare l .....

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d voting on the Bill . There are, however, three caveats: If a Bill passed by one House but rejected by the other; or If disagreement between the two Houses on amendments to the Bill; or When more than six months have lapsed after the date of receipt of the Bill by the other House without passing it. Thus, calling a Joint session to make up the difference is not an option for two reasons viz. GST Bill was struck in the Rajya Sabha with Oppositions neither saying yes or no and for a Constitutiona .....

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even call a Special session. But any such decision will need to have the Opposition, particularly the Congress, on board and will need to factor in the Bihar State polls expected in end-October. If a Special session is called, the Rajya Sabha will take up the GST Bill and vote on the amendments suggested by a Select panel. If the GST Bill passes, it will be forwarded for passage to the Lok Sabha, where the Government has the numbers. Advancing Winter session by a fortnight Another Government str .....

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