Govt to introduce Election Laws (Amend) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha today

New Delhi: The Union government is expected to introduce in the Lok Sabha on Monday the 'Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021,' which seeks to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls. Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju will introduce the Bill to amend the Representation of the People Acts of 1950 and 1951.

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 allows for the linking of electoral roll data with Aadhaar, and it also proposes replacing the word "wife" with "spouse" in the Representation of the People Act 1951, making the statutes gender neutral. It enables electoral registration officers to request the Aadhaar number of people wishing to register as voters in order to establish their identity.

The Lok Sabha is also expected to debate and vote on the Supplementary Demands for Grants, Second Batch for 2021-22. The Lok Sabha began debating the Supplementary Demands for Grants, Second Batch for 2021-22 last week.

Following the approval of the Supplementary Demands for Grants for 2021-22 by the Lower House, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will introduce The Appropriation (No.5) Bill,2021 to authorise the payment and appropriation of certain additional sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the fiscal year 2021-2022.

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