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The daily agenda,too is decided by a consensus of all parties including the ruling party Opposition members have often complained that their issues are not listed and they are forced to disrupt proceedings to bring attention to such issues There are several ways to tackle these: increase the number of sittings to enable discussions on more topics; discuss an issue if there is a minimum number of MPs asking for it; have Opposition days when the leader of the Opposition decides the agenda for discussion (the British Parliament has 20 such days per year) Three aspects of the legislative process need to be revisited: scrutiny by committees issuance of Ordinances and Money Bills Committees:Similar to the British parliament our Constitution specifies that all Bills have to go through three readings: for introduction consideration and passing In the United Kingdom all Bills are also examined by Committees of each House Since 1993 the Indian Parliament has constituted departmentally related standing committees which are joint committees of the two Houses which examine those Bills that are referred to them However the Speaker (or chairman of Rajya Sabha) decides to refer Bills in consultation with the relevant minister While 71 percent of all Bills were referred to Committees in the last Parliament the figure has dropped to 27 percent in this Parliament Making the committee process mandatory would lead to deeper scrutiny of Bills including inputs from expert witnesses before they are passed Ordinances: In most democracies legislatures have the exclusive power to enact laws In case of an urgent requirement an emergency session of the legislature is convened Our Constitution allows the government to enact laws through an Ordinance when the legislature is not in session and if "circumstances exist which render it necessary… to take immediate action" Whereas this was conceived as a measure to be used rarely over 10 Ordinances have been issued annually on average There have even been instanceswhen the Parliament was adjourned and prorogued to enable issuance of an Ordinance Perhaps it is time to repeal this facilityand to summon the Parliament for a session in case of an urgency Money Bill:The Council of Ministers requires the confidence of Lok Sabha; Rajya Sabha has no say in the matter The government requires funds to implement its prioritiesand can come to a halt if funds are blocked Hence the Constitution says that any Bill that contains matters dealing only with taxation and government expenditure (and matters incidental to these) would be termed as a Money Bill and will require the sanction of Lok Sabha Rajya Sabha has only a recommendatory role The Speaker has the power to certify whether a Bill is a Money Bill In recent years several Bills such as the Aadhaar Bill and the Finance Bills of the last three years which contain provisions without any relationship to taxation or government expenditure have been marked as Money Bills One way to reduce the discretionary power of the Speaker would be to Constitute a committee (including members of the Opposition) which will determine whether a Bill is a Money Bill A well-functioning national legislature is a necessary condition for a vibrant republic Our Parliament has to occupy its rightful place as a forum for effective scrutiny of proposed laws and as an institution of accountability over the government I hope this note provides the background to some possible ways to strengthen the working of Parliament The author is co-founder and president of PRS Legislative Research Read Part 1:Obsolete system of voice votes needs to be replaced with electronic voting Read Part 2:Examining legislative avenues available to keep govt accountable exercise necessary oversight Read Part 3:Core problem cannot be fixed till we introduce checks on Speaker’s discretionary powers Read Part 4:Strengthening committee system can improve quality of drafted laws fast-track implementation Read Part 5:’Bye-Partisanship’; What Indian legislature needs to break deadlocks improve discourse Read Part 6:Waning legislative influence lack of clear mission flags need to redefine Rajya Sabha’s functioning Read Part 7:Political parties must be tamed their incomes regulated to revive Indian democracy Read Part 8:Anti-Defection Law must be curbed to empower legislature promote deliberative democracy Read Part 9:Corporate funding of elections continues to bankrupt legislative morality weakenelectoralintegrity Read Part 10:Enabling stakeholder consultations in policy-making can deepen democracy improve transparency Read Part 11:Time the unseen yet powerful factor of politics holds key to controlling legislative discourse ReadPart 12:Understanding ‘political value’ of time and how it is weaponised in democracy Mumbai: Shiv Sena today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of "betraying" its late Palghar MP Chintaman Wanga by turning its back on his family and fielding Congress deserter for the Lok Sabha seat bypoll The bickering ally claimed the BJP did not to bother to take care of Wanga’s family and that none of its central leaders turned up to pay last respects to the parliamentarian after his death in New Delhi in January 2018 Representational image AFP The remarks came two days after chief minister Devendra Fadnavis accused the Shiv Sena of betraying the BJP by fielding Wanga’s son for the Palghar bypoll He had claimed the Sena knew that the BJP was already planning to nominate someone from Wanga’s family for the by-election scheduled on 28 May Taking potshots at the senior alliance partner for fielding Rajendra Gavit who recently left the Congress to join the saffron party the Sena said "It seems the BJP has democratically won the right to buy and flee with legislators as was evident in Karnataka" Similarly the BJP seems to have the right to make comments (on the Sena) as it is doing so in the Palghar bypolls said an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ The Sena claimed that after Wanga’s death nobody from the BJP visited his family and even the chief minister and the BJP leaders turned their back on him The BJP’s office was at a distance of just five minutes from Wanga’s residence where he died in Delhi it claimed adding that "the party’s president Amit Shah lives three minutes away" "Even other BJP leaders live nearby But nobody went to pay their last respects" the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said The price of Wanga’s loyalty ended with his death and his family members were left to fend for themselves and insulted by the BJP it charged "Nobody from the BJP came ahead to take care of the family This is like betraying him" the Marathi daily said Wanga’s earnings were "only his Hindutva thoughts" However insulting him after his death and openly saying that a party-changer like Rajendra Gavit was the heir to his legacy was like "betraying" the late leader it further said Fadnavis had earlier said that hard work is needed to carry on the legacy of the late leader and hence the BJP gave ticket to Gavit Taunting the BJP the Sena said even for the gram panchayat elections the party brings its central ministers and chief ministers of states ruled by it (for campaigning) "The BJP is behaving as if all of Maharashtra’s questions have been solved and that the only one remaining is the Palghar election" it said PTI the Queen Mother) welcomed th. registering for the draft seems like a logical next step.” Rivera said. in the statement issued to newsmen, and the Syrian Arab Republic, slowly spinning both a laboriously crafted blanket and a story whose particulars seem to entirely exonerate Grace. and with good reasonit kills up to half of infected patients. and other health workers who had died from Ebola virus. 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