December 8, 2022

budget: No legislative business in 1st part of Budget session | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: With only 10 sittings of Parliament possible until February 11, the concluding day of the first part of the Budget session, the government has said no legislative business will be taken up in both Houses of Parliament during this period.
This was conveyed to floor leaders of all parties by the government during a virtual meeting convened by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu.
With only 23 hours of time available for business other than Zero Hour, Question Hour and Private Members’ Business, Naidu is learnt to have said that the discussion on Motion of Thanks to the President’s address and the Union Budget 2022-23 will take precedence over all else in the first part of the Budget session.
A formal meeting of the Rajya Sabha BAC will be convened on Tuesday to allocate time to the discussions on the motion of thanks and the Union Budget.
Parliamentary affairs minister Pralhad Joshi also told the Lok Sabha BAC that the first half of the session will be mainly devoted to the financial business relating to the Union Budget for 2022-23 and on discussion on the Motion of Thanks on President’s address.
In the second half of the Budget session from March 14, tentatively 20 items have been identified for being taken up, including 14 bills and six financial items.
In the last Budget session of 2021, discussion on these items had taken up over 26 hours. This time, both will have to be completed in 23 hours.
Speaking for the government during the Monday’s meeting, Piyush Goyal said that given the limitations of time, there would be no legislative proposals during the first part of this session.

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