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GST, Article 370 and OROP: PM Modi remembers key decisions during Parliament Special Session

The government has convened a Special Session of Parliament from September 18 to 22. The session began with PM Narendra Modi's address to the Lower House.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi New Delhi Updated on: September 18, 2023 13:26 IST
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Image Source : SANSAD TV Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking in Lok Sabha

Parliament Special Session:?Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday remembered the historic decisions like the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Goods and Services Tax (GST) and One Rank One Pension (OROP) taken by the Parliament, in the old building, while reflecting on the history and significance that the House holds.?

PM Modi was addressing the Lok Sabha on Monday on the first day of the five-day Special Session of Parliament.?He said that with the mantra of 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas', several historic decisions on issues pending for decades, their permanent resolution has been found in this Parliament.?

'Parliament has witnessed historic decisions'

"Several historic decisions and solutions to issues pending for several decades were made in this House. The House will always say proudly that (abrogation of) Article 370 became possible due to it. GST was also passed here. One Rank One Pension was witnessed by this House. 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Section was successfully allowed in the country for the first time without any dispute," said the Prime Minister.

PM Modi further said that this House also witnessed a 'cash-for-votes' scam during the tenure of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Here are some historic decisions taken in the old Parliament?

Article 370:?On August 5, 2019, the Centre abrogated Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the erstwhile state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

GST: In a special midnight session of Parliament on June 30, 2017,?President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched India’s biggest tax reform from the historic central hall of Parliament.?With the stroke of the gong, tax rates were replaced by GST rates.

One Rank One Pension: The government took a historic decision to implement OROP for the Defence Forces Personnel and family pensioners in 2015. The OROP "implies that uniform pension be paid to the Armed Forces Personnel retiring in the same rank with the same length of service irrespective of their date of retirement and any future enhancement in the rates of pension to be automatically passed on to the past pensioners."

Triple Talaq: The Triple Talaq Bill was passed in Lok Sabha on July 25, 2019. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 was passed with the most number of voice votes in favour of the legislation. The Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the law against Triple Talaq to make effective the Supreme Court’s judgement. The Supreme Court, on May 18, 2017, had declared Triple Talaq as unconstitutional.?

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