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Govt to try push six bills in Budget Session

The government will try to push for the passage of six bills to replace ordinances in the first half of the Budget Session of Parliament beginning February 23. A meeting of secretaries of various departments, convened by the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, today decided that the main thrust of the government would be the passage of six bills on ordinances – land acquisition, e-rickshaws, FDI in insurance sector, mines and minerals, coal and Citizenship Act – which were promulgated in the last one-and-half months.
While the ordinances on land acquisition and e-rickshaws are fresh, bills on the remaining four ordinances are pending in Parliament. The government will utilise the second part of the Budget Session beginning April 20 to push for the passage of various pending and proposed bills, sources said after the meeting.
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