Published On : Wed, Mar 16th, 2016

Aadhaar Bill amended in Rajya Sabha, to be sent back to Lok Sabha

Arun jaitley in Loksabh
New Delhi/Nagpur:
Another stormy session in Parliament as Left members corner Trinamool Congress leaders in Rajya Sabha on the sting operation. The Left is demanding a thorough investigation in the sting operation wherein TMC leaders were seen accepting money.

On the last day of the first half of the Budget Session on Wednesday, the government will bring Aadhaar Bill as money bill in Rajya Sabha. A key bill making Aadhaar the basis for disbursal of all subsidies was also passed by Lok Sabha.

The government says the Aadhaar (Target Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016′ will help save thousands of crore rupees by routing subsidy through the Aadhaar system. The Bill gives statutory backing to the unique identity number scheme.

The government has succeeded in pushing some key legislations including Real Estate Bill through Parliament in this session.

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Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha, Rajnath Singh replies on Pathankot attack. “Infiltration from across the border has come down significantly

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Amendments to Aadhaar Bill accepted in Rajya Sabha, the bill will be sent back to the Lok Sabha

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Rajya Sabha votes on amendment in Aadhaar bill. Amendment moved by Jairam Ramesh accepted after voting

17:02(IST)
Yechury: Not satisfied with Jaitley’s replies on national security

16:52(IST)
Arun Jaitley responds to Jairam Ramesh in Rajya Sabha, says ‘national security’ is narrower than public emergency, public safety

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I back Jairam Ramesh’s amendment and ask for voting on it: Naresh Agrawal

15:38(IST)
What is the criteria of issuing Aadhaar card to a person, asks Naresh Agrawal

15:36(IST)
I want to know how much money is being spent on Aadhaar. I want to know whom they want to oblige: Naresh Agrawal

15:34(IST)
SP’s Naresh Agrawal apologises to PJ Kurien for his remarks. Kurien says “We are friends and there is no need to apologise.”

15:23(IST)
Do not make Aadhaar Bill a money bill. We would asked it to be referred to Select Committee, says Jairam Ramesh