New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Rajya Sabha on Wednesday approved a bill to make it mandatory for office bearers of NGOs to provide their Aadhaar numbers at the time of registration and also bring various other changes. 

Amid Opposition boycott of proceedings over suspension of eight MPs, Rajya Sabha unanimously passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. Replying to debate on the bill, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the legislation was not against any NGO and is an effort to maintain transparency. This amendment is in the interest of good NGOs which want to do good work in the country. The bill was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday and will now be sent to the President for his assent.

A week ahead of schedule, the Rajya Sabha is set to adjourn on Wednesday after the government business is complete, considering the safety of parliamentarians in view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases across the country.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan informed the Upper House. He said, "I have to inform the members that the government has decided to recommend the adjournment of the House sine die today. But some important legislative business passed by the Lok Sabha has to be disposed off before adjournment of the House sine die."

Here are the LIVE Updates from Parliament Monsoon Session:

2:15 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die. #MonsoonSession, that was scheduled to go on till October 1st, cut short in the wake of #COVID19 pandemic.

2:10 pm: We just want to ensure that farmers get protection for their produce. Farmers should get Minimum Support Price (MSP) based on Swaminathan Commission formula. Farmers don't have capacity to store their produce for a long time: Congress leader Bhupindra Singh Hooda on Farm Bills

2:00 pm: Congress Manifesto always spoke about rationalising APMC Act, not removing it. Contract farming rules, which we made in 2007, were all pro-farmer & govt should implement them. Farmers shouldn't be facing any logistical pressure: Congress leader Bhupindra Singh Hooda on Farm Bills

1:50 pm: Rajya Sabha returns the Appropriation (No. 3) Bill, 2020 and The Appropriation (No. 4) Bill, 2020. Lok Sabha had passed the Bills on September 18th.

1:45 pm: Rajya Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020. Lok Sabha had passed the Bill yesterday

1:40 pm: Unfortunate that Punjabi isn't being included in this Bill, as an official language in J&K. Punjabi is the richest & oldest language of north India, with its own script Gurmukhi: Shiromani Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral, in Rajya Sabha, on Jammu Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020

1:35 pm: Rajya Sabha passes the Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020, the Industrial Relations Code 2020 and the Code on Social Security, 2020. Lok Sabha had passed the Bills yesterday.

1:30 pm: Rajya Sabha is discussing Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, 2020 Industrial Relations Code, 2020 & Code on Social Security Bill, 2020

1:25 pm: Modi ji ne liya hai apne upar sabhi majdooron ka bhaar, isliye unko desh ke majdoor karte hain pyaar. Santosh Gangwar hain aadmi sober, isliye unhe dept mila hai labour. Labour ko nyay dene ki Gangwar ji mein hai himmat, isliye hum sab unko dete hain himmat: Ramdas Athawale in RS

1:15 pm: When a Bill that assures wage security, social security and health security to 50 crore labourers has been brought, the Opposition is absent because they are distanced from the public: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar in Rajya Sabha

1:05 pm: Opposition parties write a letter to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu asking him not to pass the three labour related bills in Rajya Sabha in absence of the opposition party MPs.

12:55 pm: 73 yrs after independence, labourers are getting the right they'd been waiting for. The Bills guarantee wage, social & health security: Union Minister P Javadekar on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, Industrial Relations Code & Code on Social Security Bill

12:45 pm: MPs of Opposition parties march in Parliament premises in protest over farm bills. Placards of 'Save Farmers' & 'Save Farmers, Save Workers, Save Democracy' seen. Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O'Brien, and Samajwadi Party's Jaya Bachchan present, among others

12:30 pm: Punjab: Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu joins party protest in Amritsar in support of farmers who are demonstrating against the passage of agriculture reform bills in the Parliament.

12:15 pm: Opposition parties stage joint protest in Parliament premises over farm bills. Placards of 'Save Farmers' and 'Save Farmers, Save Workers, Save Democracy' seen. Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, TMC's Derek O'Brien, and NCP's Praful Patel present, among others.

12:00 pm: MPs of Opposition parties which boycotted the ongoing Rajya Sabha session, meet at the chamber of Leader of Opposition in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad. They will be discussing their further strategy on the farm bills passed in Parliament.

11:40 am: Rajya Sabha passes the Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020. Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on 20th September

11:35 am: This Bill, if passed, will have a very big bearing on the financial stability of India and we'll have a buoyant market as a result of which business will have greater, affordable resources: FM Sitharaman in RS on Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020

11:30 am: Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill covers financial contracts entered into on bilateral basis outside clearing system. It'll empower financial regulators RBI, SEBI, IRDAI etc. They'll notify contract under its purview as qualified financial contractor: FM

11:15 am: President's House allots time to Opposition parties at 5pm to meet President Kovind over farm bills. Only five opposition leaders permitted to meet, owing to #COVID19 protocols: Sources Opposition parties had earlier sought an appointment over the issue.

10:40 am: Rajya Sabha passes The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on 21st September

10:25 am: Experience says that many organisations attempted to hide their identity & were successful in doing that. The reason behind this is that they had no fear because their identity wasn't established completely. So Aadhaar Card has been brought in to establish their identity: MoS MHA

10:20 am: The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 is a law for the national and internal security. Its main motive is to ensure that foreign funds don't dominate the political and social discourse of India: Minister of State MHA Nityanand Rai, in Rajya Sabha

10:10 am: The meeting has been called by opposition parties, that boycotted Rajya Sabha session, to discuss further strategy on the farm bills passed in Parliament. It will be held at the office of Leader of Opposition in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Parliament later today.

9:50 am: Opposition parties, that boycotted Rajya Sabha session, have called a meeting at the office of Leader of Opposition in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad at the Parliament later today.

9:20 am: I've to inform members that the Govt has decided to recommend adjournment of the House sine die today. But some important legislative business passed by Lok Sabha has to be disposed off before adjournment of the House sine die: MoS for MEA & Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan

8:50 am: Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand to reconsider disinvestment of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC)'

8:25 am: RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand for health insurance cover to voters in the upcoming assembly election in the states

8:00 am: Delhi: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh breaks his one-day fast, which he was observing against the unruly behaviour with him in the House by Opposition MPs during the passing of agriculture Bills on 20th September

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