The elections for the 15th Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be held on November 28, 2018. In this context, we analyse data on the sittings and legislative work done by the 14th Assembly (January 2014 to June 2018).
Of the 112 Bills passed, 15 created new Acts, 95 amended existing Acts, and two repealed existing Acts.
The Finance and Taxation, and Higher Education Ministries piloted the maximum number of Bills.
Of the 34 Bills introduced by Finance and Taxation Ministries, 31 were Bills to amend Acts in relation to VAT, excise, the State Finance Commission, among others. Three Bills enacted new Acts related to GST and cess on motor spirit and high speed diesel.
The Higher Education Ministry introduced 16 Bills. Four Bills set up universities: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Social Sciences University, the Pandit S.N. Shukla University, the Madhya Pradesh National Law Institute University, and the Madhya Pradesh Dharmashastra National Law University. Another Bill established a Higher Education Council in the state. The other 11 Bills amended existing Acts.
Some other important Bills included the: (i) the Madhya Pradesh Economic Assemblies and the Lower Income Group Housing Guarantee Bill, 2017, (ii) the Madhya Pradesh Private Schools (Regulation of Fees and Related Themes) Bill, 2017, and (iii) the Madhya Pradesh Industrial Security Force Bill, 2015.