LS records 129 percent productivity; RS misses 100 percent mark

New Delhi, April 7 : The Lok Sabha recorded 129 percent productivity in the Budget Session of 2022 while the Upper House lagged behind with 99.8 percent productivity, missing the 100 percent-mark by 10 minutes. At a press conference, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said the Session, which was originally scheduled to conclude on April 8, was curtailed due to demand of Leaders of various political parties. During this Session, a total of 13 Bills were introduced, 12 in Lok Sabha and one in Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha passed 13 Bills and 11 Bills were passed by Rajya Sabha. Both Houses together passed 11 Bills. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and V. Muraleedharan were also present in the press conference. The Budget session, held in two parts, first from January 31 to February 11, and the second part started from March 14, and concluded on Thursday, a day ahead of schedule. There were 10 sittings of the Lower House and the Upper House in the first half, and 17 sittings in the second half. The on Budget for 2022- 23 was presented on February 1, and discussion on the Budget was held in both Houses in the first part of the Session. This engaged the Lok Sabha for 15 Hours 35 minutes against allotted 12 Hours and Rajya Sabha for 11 Hours 01 minute against allotted 11 Hours, Parliamentary Affairs Ministry said. The Lok Sabha also discussed Demands for Grants for Railways, Road Transport and Highways, Civil Aviation, Commerce and Industry and Ports, Shipping and Waterways ministries. Demands for Grants for the year 2022-23 and Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2021-22 for on Territory of Jammu and Kashmir were also passed. Rajya Sabha discussed the working of the Ministries of Development of North Eastern Region, Tribal Affairs, Railways and Labour and Employment were discussed. The discussion of the working of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, however, remained inconclusive. AO GK

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