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RS: Bill to increase number of SC judges passed without discussion

New Delhi, Aug 7 (UNI) As agreed by both Treasury and Opposition benches, the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill, 2019 without discussion in the House.
The Bill seeks to increase the number of Supreme Court judges from 30 to 33.
The Lok Sabha passed the Bill on August 5.
As of now, the Supreme Court has a sanctioned strength of 30 judges, plus the chief justice of India totaling 31 judges.
Soon after the laying of the papers in the House and a statement on passing the Jalianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill 2019, the Chairman M Venkaih Naidu informed the House that the Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad also sought to pass the Bill to increase the number of judges in Supreme Court.
The Leader of Opposition Gulam Nabi Azad said, “Though the entire House is mourning the sad demise of Ms Sushma Swaraj but we are supporting the Bill. However, we never get a chance to discuss judiciary and many hounarable members are from legal profession who would like to discuss on it so it should be deferred to the next session”.
Then the Chairman told Mr Azad that the draft Bill was a money Bill and it has to be returned to the Lower House even if it did not get passed.
Law Minister Prasad assured the House that he was willing to have a discussion on judiciary in November.
On the Law Minister’s assurance,Mr Azad agreed for passing it without discussion.
The Bahujan Samaj Party lawmaker Satish Chandra Mishra on this occasion suggested to the government to appoint a Schedule Caste judge in the Supreme Court.

Leader of the House, Thaawarchand Gehlot, requested the House to pass both Jaliawala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill and the Supreme Court (Number of Judges) Amendment Bill but the Chair took up the Supreme Court Bill alone.
Law Minister moved the Bill and It is passed without discussion.
An argument also broke out in House over the passing the Jaliawala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, 2019 which the Treasury wanted to get it passed without discussion referring its urgency.
Despite all efforts by the Teasury, the Opposition members did not allow to take up the Jaliawala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill.
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