Enemy Property Bill passed by Rajya Sabha
By Accommodation Times Bureau
New Delhi, March 10, 2017: The government ensured the Enemy Property Bill which was deteriorating in the Parliament house due to majority of opposition.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Junior Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi marked the opposition in the Rajya Sabha on March 10, 2017, Friday to make sure the legislation is approved to avoid the re-promulgation of an ordinance.
The enemy property bill in the Rajya Sabha forced the government to recourse the re-promulgation of an ordinance five times to the NDA government during its tenure, for the approval. Almost 1 lakh crore migrated to Pakistan whose legislation concerns over 16,500 property worth.
Various citizens, relatives of the owners have been creating chaos as the existing legislation does not allow the custodian to dispose the property. The recent legislation will make the same process much easier to avoid the chaotic situations. According to the Parliamentary process a bill is supposed to be passed in time of six weeks to replace the ordinance. The opposition was unaware of the government’s sudden initiative in regards to this bill. The junior minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi did not officially issue as it would have alerted Opposition MPs. However, the session was conducted with adequate members available in the house to pass the legislation.
The Rajya Sabha officials confirmed that the bill has been forwarded to the lower house.