Women MP Track
8th-9th July 2019
Women MPs in Lok Sabha
asked 20% of Oral Questions
17% of Written Questions
17% of Zero Hour Speakers
7% of MPs who raised issues under Rule 377
Questions (Oral and Written)
Raksha Khadse (BJP) asked the Minister of Finance if NITI Aayog has listed 192 loss-making Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for disinvestment if there were any objections raised by labour organisations.
Meenakshi Lekhi (BJP) wanted to know from the Finance Minister if the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has helped in widening the tax base of the Government along with the data.
Pritam Munde (BJP) asked the Minister of Steel if about sub-standard or defective steel being imported which is hurting the domestic manufacturers. She also asked if high prices of domestic steel has resulted in non-competitiveness of Indian downstream engineering exports
Rama Devi (BJP) also wanted to know from the Minister if steel is being imported despite huge production in the country She sought answers on whether import of cheap steel from various countries including China has badly affected the indigenous steel industry and whether the Government proposes to increase import duty on the steel.
Poonam Mahajan (BJP)asked the Minister of Corporate Affairs if Government was planning to start automatic data exchange across the country.
Shobha Karandlaje (INC)sought data on the total number of cases of child labour in the country which have come to light during the last five years and asked if Government is adopting a multi-pronged strategy to combat problem of child labour.
K Kanimozhi (DMK) wanted to know from the Minister of HRD if rampant caste based discrimination took place in the higher education institutions in the recent past and the action taken by the Governement, including constituting special cells and committees to look into complaints of discrimination against Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe students.
Aparupa Poddar(TMC) asked the Minister of Heavy Industry on discrimination against Other Backward Classes (OBCs) employees working in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) over calculation formula of ‘creamy layer’ in the country. She also asked Government’s policy decision and reasons for not not applying uniform formula in calculating creamy layer in PSUs.
Aparupa Poddar (TMC) asked the minister of Labour and Employment if average women participation in employment dipped over 70% in the last 5 years. She also wanted answers on why women labourers and employees in private sector of the country earn less than that of national wages. She wanted to know Government’s policy on generating employment for women.
Meenakshi Lekhi (BJP) sought data on themining accidents and fatalities of workers reported in the last 3 years. She also wanted to know if Government has provided adequate fire safety and security systems to combat any such fire accidents and other dangers arising out in mines and the status of fund allocated, disbursed and spent on security of mines
Dr. Pritam Munde(BJP) sought to know whether the Central Government has announced a cut in contributions made by employers and employees towards the health insurance scheme of Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESIC)
Queen Oja(BJP) wanted to know ifthere is variation among States in wages offered to various types of unskilled labourers in the country and Government’s plans on making Minimum Wage mandatory for all states.
Remya Haridas (INC) wanted to know from the Minister of Tribal Affairs if Government has received petitions from diverse tribal villagers who have been displaced by National Water Projects and any compensation awarded to them.
MPs discussed the Union Budget on both days. 8% of the MPs who participated in the discussion were women.
1st July 2019
20% of Oral questions were asked by Women MPs
9% of written questions were sought by women MPs
8% of speakers during Zero Hour were women MPs
19% of MPs raising issues under Rule 377 were women
18% of MPs debating on the Bills were women.