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Winter Session: 9 new bills including surrogacy regulation in line

New Delhi: As many as nine new bills, including three related to GST, and surrogacy regulation will be introduced in Parliament in upcoming Winter Session.

The three GST related bills are — Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill, Goods and Services Tax (Compensation for Loss of Revenue) Bill will be introduced in the session.

Winter Session of Parliament will begin from November 16.

Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill will be introduced to constitute national surrogacy board, state surrogacy boards and appointment of appropriate authorities for regulation of the practice and process of surrogacy and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

Besides these, six other bills will be introduced including IIM bill to confer Indian Institutes of Managements (IIM) statutory status and the competence to award degrees.

While HIV AIDS Prevention and Control bill, Mental Health Care bill, Maternity Benefit Amendment bill, Prevention of Corruption (amendment) bill and Consumer Protection bill will be taken up for consideration and passing as these bills have already been introduced in the Parliament.

Mental Health Care bill, Maternity Benefit Amendment bill were passed by Rajya Sabha and are pending in Lok Sabha.While, Consumer Protection bill, and HIV, AIDS Prevention and Control bill were referred to the standing committees and Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) bill was referred to the select committee, according to Lok Sabha bulletin.

PTI