Winter Session of Parliament Likely to Commence in 2nd Week of December: Reports

New Delhi: The Winter session of Parliament is expected to start in the second week of December and possibly wrap up before Christmas, according to reports. This session may kick off shortly after the vote count in five states on December 3.

During the session, three significant bills that aim to replace the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), and the Evidence Act are likely to be discussed, as the Home Committee has recently approved the reports for these bills.

Traditionally, the Winter session begins in the third week of November and concludes before December 25. Additionally, an important bill concerning the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners, introduced during the Monsoon session, was not pushed for passage in the special Parliament session due to opposition and protests from former Chief Election Commissioners.

The bill aims to elevate the status of the Chief Election Commissioner and Election Commissioners to that of the Cabinet Secretary, currently enjoying the status of a Supreme Court judge.

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