The first part of the this year's Budget Session of Parliament was more or less as productive as last year's despite ruckus over allegations of cover-up of sitting MP E Ahmed's death and demonetisation debate.
"The productivity of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in terms of utilization of time during the first part of Budget Session is 112.65% and 96.74% respectively," a press release by the Parliamentary affairs ministry said Tuesday.
During the first part of the session, the Union Budget for 2017-18 was presented on 1 February and general discussion on the Budget was held in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
In the seven seating, the Lok Sabha saw introduction of 5 Bills and passage of 2 Bills. Only 1 Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha. Total number of Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament during the Session is 2.
In comparison, the first part of Budget Session in 2016 (see table below), which had 16 seatings, had seen a Lok Sabha productivity of 123 percent and Rajya Sabha of 103 percent. However, last year's first part of the Budget session had 16 days.
Also the Lok Sabha during the period had passed nine Bills and the Rajya Sabha 11. Both the houses passed six Bills.
Data by Kishor Kadam
Updated Date: Feb 10, 2017 18:14 PM