April 5, 2018
Sukhendu Sekhar Roy makes Point of Order on The Prevention of Corruption Amendment Bill
Sir, when this House reassembled at 3.30 PM yesterday, the Hon’ble Deputy Chairman, who was on the chair, said, “This Bill (that is, The Prevention of Corruption Amendment Bill), that is, the one which I had allowed the House to move had been passed by the Lok Sabha and transmitted to this House, and therefore I ask the Minister to move the Bill. He has already moved the Bill.”
Therefore, the Minister was allowed under the premise that it had been passed by the Lok Sabha and transmitted to the Rajya Sabha. But from the records it appears that this Bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on August 19, 2013. Then this Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Law and Justice on August 23, 2013. Then on February 6, 2014, the Standing Committee submitted its report. Thereafter, a Select Committee was constituted on December 11, 2015 and the Select Committee given an extension on April 29, 2016 and this Select Committee, chaired by Mr Bhupendra Yadav, submitted its report on August 11, 2016 and the Government introduced the BIll on April 4, 2018.
Therefore, the order passed by the Chair allowing the Minister to move the Bill was under wrong premises and so you should recall that order.