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I&B ministry waits for the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2002 to see the light of the day in Upper House

17-July-2002
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I&B ministry waits for the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2002 to see the light of the day in Upper House

The I&B Ministry has once again listed the Cable TV Networks (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2002, for re-introduction in the Rajya Sabha . The bill was listed for today. However the upper house could not table the bill today because other bills took priority over it.

The I&B ministry had tried to table the bill yesterday but it could not be taken up as the Rajya Sabha was adjourned due to the presidential elections.

A senior government official said that the bill is likely to be tabled today. The I&B minister is pushing hard to get the bill through by this week. I&B ministry sources said if it is not cleared tomorrow it will continue to be listed till it is passed. The minister wants to pass this bill in the upper house this session. There is pressure building up from the cable operators.

He said, “the nod could come through this week unless some members of the Rajya Sabha insist on a long debate. It may also face some hiccups as the issue of security in Jammu & Kashmir will come. Kashmir cannot be ignored and the implications of the amendment in a state like Kashmir has to be taken into account.”

This is the fourth time, information and broadcasting minister Sushma Swaraj is trying hard to get the bill through the Rajya Sabha.

As per the schedule for tomorrow, Swaraj will introduce the bill and will also move that the bill be passed.

The amendments to the Act were passed in the Lok Sabha (Lower House) on 15 May through a voice vote. The bill failed to clear the Rajya Sabha in the last session of Parliament (17 May) due to time constraint.

As per the schedule, Ms Swaraj was to introduce the bill as the fourth item of today's list and move that the bill be passed. However, time constraint saw that the bill was not cleared.

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