Winter session from Nov 16
The month-long Winter Session of Parliament will commence November 16.
The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs here on Thursday and recommended to the President to convene the session commence from November 16 and to December 16.
The Winter Session dates have been advanced as in the past it was normally convened in the third or fourth week of November.
An early session may help the Central GST and Integrated GST legislations, which will pave way for the Goods and Services Tax, to be approved within November or latest by early December.
The government is also considering advancing the Budget Session by a month or so starting from January next year.
Sources said besides legislations relating to GST, nearly 15 new bills are likely to be introduced. The issue of surgical strikes in PoK is also likely to dominate the session.