A staggering 102 bills are pending before parliament, with successive sessions failing to transact much business. However, only 44 bills have been listed for the 16 working days of the Aug 6-30 monsoon session.
Some important pending bills:
* The food security bill, an ordinance on which was passed in July and has to be ratified in six months.
* The land acquisition bill.
* The insurance law amendment bill raising the foreign equity cap to 49 percent from 26 percent.
* The pension bill giving statutory powers to the interim authority set up in 2003.
* The Lokpal and Lokayukta bill, which has been sent to a select committee, whose report is expected by the first week of the Nov-Dec winter session.
* The whistleblowers protection bill which the Lok Sabha has passed and is before the Rajya Sabha.
* The grievance redressal bill that makes it mandatory for every public authority to publish a citizens charter within six months of the commencement of the act.
* The judicial accountability bill, passed by the Lok Sabha and now before the Rajya Sabha.
* The Foreign Educational Institutions (Regulation of Entry and Operations) Bill.
* The Education Tribunal Bill, passed by the Lok Sabha in August 2010 and now before the Rajya Sabha.
* The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Bill.
* The Constitution (117th) Amendment Bill that seeks to make reservations in promotions.
* The mines bill that seeks to consolidate and amend the law relating to the scientific development and regulation of mines and minerals under the control of the central government.
* Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University Bill and Indira Gandhi National University for Women Bill.