Parliament: Six Bills to be Listed in Rajya Sabha Today

9 August, 2023 | Anamika Singh Parihar

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Six bills, including the Digital Data Protection Bill 2023, will be presented to Parliament for consideration and approval on August 9.

A total of Six bills will be presented by the government in the upper house of the Parliament for consideration and approval on Wednesday, August 9. This also comprises the Digital Data Protection Bill,2023, which was introduced in Lok Sabha last week and Passed with a voice vote on August 7 despite vigorous opposition by other parties.

The Digital Persona Data Protection Bill sets down the duty of the Data Fiduciary to use acquired data legitimately on the one hand and the rights and responsibilities of the citizen (Digital Nagrik) on the other. The following data economy ideas form the foundation of the law:

As India is currently a global leader in the digital economy, the bill’s main objectives are to safeguard internet users from harm when using the internet and to establish a secure and reliable digital ecosystem.

The government will introduce six bills in the Rajya Sabha today for consideration and passage, including the Constitution (Schedule Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2023; the Pharmacy (Amendment) Bill, 2023; the Digital Data Protection Bill, 2023; the Anusandhan National Research Foundation Bill, 2023; the Coastal Aquaculture Authority (Amendment Bill, 2023); and the Repealing and Amending Bill, 2023.

There are 245 seats in the Rajya Sabha, of which 8 are open at the moment. The strength at this moment is 237. Therefore, 119 votes will be needed to pass the bill in the Upper House.

I.N.D.I.A., an opposition group To plan the strategy for the floor of the house, a floor leaders meeting will be held at 10 a.m. in the Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition office in Parliament.

Additionally, General (Retd) VK Singh from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Nitiyanand Rai from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Annapurna Devi from the Ministry of Education, BL Varma from the Ministry of Cooperation, Ajay Kumar from the Ministry of Home Affairs, and Subhas Sarkar from the Ministry of Education will present the papers in the upper House.

Mansukh Mandaviya, a minister in the Union, will make a motion to consider the further amendments to the Pharmacy Act of 1948 that were passed by the Lok Sabha. In order to change the list of Scheduled Castes in the States of Chhattisgarh, the Bill Further to Amend the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950, as enacted by the Lok Sabha, would be proposed by Minister Virendra Singh for consideration and passage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing his second no-confidence vote today, marking the first of his second term in office.

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