Second leg of Budget Session to begin today

| Updated: Mar 09, 2017 13:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 9 (ANI): The second part of the Budget Session of Parliament will begin today after a month-long recess. The first part of the session started on January 31 and concluded on February 9 after presentation of Union Budget and passage of motion of thanks to President's address to the joint sitting of both the Houses. The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Act, 2017, was also passed by Parliament last month to eliminate the possibility of running a parallel economy using the old demonetised notes of Rs. 500 and 1,000. Apart from the passage of Finance Bill, the government is keen to pass the much awaited legislations related to Goods and Services Tax (GST) during the month-long session which will continue till April 12. In the Lok Sabha, Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims), 2016 are slated for consideration and passage today. (ANI)