New Delhi: The government will try to legislate at least 3-4 economic bills in the ongoing session, pushing forward the financial sector reforms, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday.
"At least 3-4 bills for which we have received the recommendations of the Standing Committee, I will try to get those legislated in the later part of the (Budget) session," Mukherjee told reporters after meeting the Reserve Bank board here.
He further said the Standing Committee on Finance, headed by Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, is expected to give its report on the major economic reform bills by the beginning of Monsoon Session.
"(Standing Committee) reports will be available at the beginning of the monsoon session. So if we have that then at least at the middle of the financial year, we would be able to get many legislations passed," he said.
"Yashwant Sinha is working hard" so that reports could be finalised before the Monsoon Session.
The Committee has submitted its report on 'Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill 2011', 'The Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill 2011', 'The Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill 2008' and Direct Taxes Bill.
In his 2012-13 Budget, Mukherjee had said, he plans to move Micro Finance Institutions (Development and Regulation), National Housing Bank (Amendment), Small Industries
Development Bank of India (Amendment), National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Amendment), Regional Rural Banks (Amendment),Indian Stamp (Amendment) and Public Debt Management Agency of India, during the Budget Session.
The Budget session of Parliament is expected to conclude on May 22.