The Rajya Sabha gave its approval, by voice vote, to the Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Amendment Bill, 2013.
The Bill that seeks to amend the Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Act, 1982, was moved by Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh.
The legislation was passed without any discussion. With the Bill already having been passed in the Lok Sabha on August 24, 2013, it has now been cleared in Parliament.
The Bill amends the earlier Act to provide that the ex-Governor shall be entitled to one personal assistant for the rest of his life.
The Upper House also cleared the National Institutes of Technology Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2013 for conversion of Bengal Engineering Science University, Sibpur (BESUS) into a central institute-Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST).
The Bill, moved by Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor, was passed by voice vote.
The legislation will give BESUS status of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST).
The HRD Ministry has introduced the Bill to amend the National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research Act, 2007.
Another Bill passed without any discussion in the House was the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University Bill, 2012.
The proposed law was moved by Minister of State for Agriculture J D Seelam.
The Bill seeks to establish an agricultural university called the Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh.
The jurisdiction of the university shall extend to the Bundelkhand region — covering seven districts in Uttar Pradesh and six in Madhya Pradesh. Initially, it would establish two colleges in Jhansi and two in Madhya Pradesh.