Parliament proceedings live | Lok Sabha passes Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill

Updated - March 04, 2020 02:12 pm IST

Published - March 04, 2020 11:17 am IST

The Parliament house in New Delhi. File

The Parliament house in New Delhi. File

Parliament was adjourned again on Wednesday, third day in a row, over Delhi riots. While Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day, Lok Sabha managed to pass the Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill alone.

Here are the live updates:

Lok Sabha | 2.10 pm

The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 is introduced.

House is adjourned for the day.

Lok Sabha | 2.00 pm

Lok Sabha reassembles. Meenakshi Lekhi is in the Chair. Papers are being laid on the table. Opposition members chant slogans on Delhi riots.

Ms. Lekhi takes up Direct Tax Vivad se Vishwas Bill for voting. Sougata Roy's amendments are rejected.

Vivad Se Vishwas is a scheme introduced during the Union Budget . The scheme seeks to resolve about 4.83 lakh direct tax appeals involving Rs. 9.32 lakh crore worth of dues pending at various forums. The changes to the amnesty bill specify tax, interest and penalty to be paid if an appeal is filed either by the taxpayer or the Income Tax Department.

NKKP Premachandran's amendments are also negated.

The Bill is passed by voice vote.

12.05 pm

Delhi Police commissioner S N Shrivastava went to Parliament on Wednesday to meet Home Minister Amit Shah and Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

Lok Sabha | 12 noon

Lok Sabha adjourned again. This time, till 2 pm.

Rajya Sabha | 11.00 am

Rajya Sabha assembles. After papers laid on the table, Opposition members seek discussion on Delhi violence. Sloganeering starts.

Chairperson M. Venkaiah Naidu says we can discuss it after Holi. Opposition refuses to relent. House adjourned for the day.

Mr. Naidu says that it seems the opposition parties don't want any discussion on any other subject. He claims that 16 zero hour mention was submitted including one of Corona Virus, but opposition stalled it

Lok Sabha | 11.00 am

Lok Sabha assembles. Speaker Om Birla is in the Chair. Opposition members insist on discussion on Delhi violence. Government reiterates it will be discussed after Holi (March 10). Ruckus continues. House adjourned till 12 noon.

10.50 am

Bills to be introduced:


The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Bills for consideration and passing: -The Direct Tax Vivad Se Vishwas Bill, 2020.

-The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

-The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

Bills for consideration and passing:


-The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill, 2019.

-The National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Bill, 2019.

-The National Commission for Homoeopathy Bill, 2019.

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