Union Budget Session of Parliament to begin from tomorrow
The second part of the Budget Session of Parliament will begin from Monday which is scheduled to conclude on 8th of April. During the second part of the session, there will be 19 sittings and the Parliament is also set to return to its normal functioning schedule. Both Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha will sit from 11 AM to 6 PM. The decision has been taken in the wake of decline in COVID-19 cases in the country.
In view of the third wave of the pandemic, the two Houses worked in shifts in the first phase. Both the Houses will continue to use their chambers and galleries during the second leg of the Budget Session. This time, the Rajya Sabha will get 19 hours of additional business time over the earlier schedule.
The Budget session of Parliament resumes after a month long recess during which the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committees examined the Demands for Grants of various ministries and departments. Rajya Sabha Chairman M.Venkaiah Naidu is likely to give an account of the working of the 8 Standing Committees of Rajya Sabha in the House on Monday.
During the second leg of the session, various bills including the Finance Bill, 2022, the Competition (Amendment) Bill, The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, The National Dental Commission Bill, 2022 and the Identification of Prisoners Bill, 2022 are likely to be taken up.
The Budget Session of Parliament began on 31st of January with President Ram Nath Kovind’s address to both the Houses of Parliament assembled together at Central Hall. The first leg of session had 10 sittings and concluded on 11th of February.
During the period, discussion on Motion of Thanks to the President’s address and debate on Union Budget 2022-23 took place. The Upper House reported over 101 per cent work productivity while the Lok Sabha witnessed 121 per cent productivity during the first leg of the session.