Monsoon session of Rajya Sabha prorogued

Krishnanand Tripathi
Rajya Sabha passed the historic constitutional amendment bill to implement a common goods and services tax in the monsoon session.

Rajya Sabha passed the historic constitutional amendment bill to implement a common goods and services tax in the monsoon session.

The monsoon session of Rajya Sabha was Thursday prorogued by the President.

The upper house was adjourned sine die on August 12.

“The Rajya Sabha, which adjourned sine die on August 12, has been prorogued by the President today,” Rajya Sabha Secretariat said in a statement.

The Upper House approved 14 legislations, including the much awaited GST Bill, also passed a unanimous resolution on the prevailing situation in Kashmir and debated other major issues during the monsoon session.

At the time of the adjournment earlier this month, the government had termed the performance of the two Houses as “good”.

The highlights of the Monsoon session were passage of the GST bill and unanimous resolutions in both Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on Kashmir.

The Rajya Sabha, took up six short duration discussions on situation in the Kashmir Valley, price rise, atrocities on Dalits, status of implementation of the AP Reorganisation Act, Developments in Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh leading to change in governments and the draft National Education Policy.

While 14 bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha, 15 were passed. The Rajya Sabha passed 14 bills, while one — The Maternity Benefit (amendment) Bill was introduced.

In the monsoon session, Parliament passed a total of 15 bills, including the one constitutional amendment bill to introduce a common goods and services tax across the country.