TNN | Feb 22, 2013,T
It is learnt that the government will bring a comprehensive legislation, incorporating provisions of the Ordinance and the pending Criminal Law (Amendment) Bill, 2012, that is being examined by a Parliament standing committee on the ministry home affairs.
A copy of the Ordinance, which provides for death penalty in cases of rape that leads to death of the victim or leaving her in a vegetative state, was tabled in the Upper House by the minister of state for parliamentary affairs Rajiv Shukla, when the Rajya Sabhaassembled after President’s address to both the Houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session.
The Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance has incorporated a number of recommendations of the Justice (retired) J S Verma Committee which was constituted by the government in the wake of public outrage over the December 16 gang-rape incident.
Shukla also placed the House the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Amendment) Ordinance, 2013, promulgated by the President on January 21 and the Readjustment of Representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Ordinance, 2013, promulgated on January 30.
The Bill to replace the Ordinance will be brought during the first half of the Budget Session (February 21 – March 22) as the government is mandated to do it within six week (42 days) of convening Parliament. The House will adjourn on March 22, and then meet again on April 22 after the month-long recess.
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