National Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 withdrawn from Rajya Sabha

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-03 20:51 New Delhi: TheNational Identification Authority of India Bill, 2010 was withdrawn fromRajya Sabha on Thursday. The withdrawal was necessitated following introduction of a bill on the subject. The Centre has introduced theAadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and other subsidies,Benefits and Services) Bill, 2016, in the Lok Sabha today, which is a money bill. The Opposition objected to making the new bill into a money bill. Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad said it is an attempt to by-pass the Upper House, which has not powers in respect of money bills. Defending the government's decision, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said this is a different bill. He said it is for the Lok Sabha Speaker to certify whether the bill is a money bill or not. Anand Sharma and Jairam Ramesh, both of the Congress, wanted to know the intention of the government for withdrawing the bill. (ANI)