Monsoon Session of Parliament from Monday; Rajya Sabha in morning, Lok Sabha in evening
The Monsoon session will run straight for 18 days till October 1 and will be first sitting of Parliament after the Covid-19 outbreak.
New Delhi, Mar 16 (ANI): NSG Commandos wearing a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, as they walk in front of the parliament house in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN)
New Delhi: The Monsoon session of the Parliament begins on Monday i.e. September 14. The session will run straight for 18 days till October 1 and will be first sitting of Parliament after the Covid-19 outbreak.
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the session will be held in two shifts – 9 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM.
Except for the first day, the Rajya Sabha will sit in the morning shift and the Lok Sabha will sit in the evening.
The Session will take up 47 items during its 18 sittings till 1st October. It will take up 11 bills to replace the ordinances. These include:
Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Salary and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Some other new bills are also likely to be introduced, for considering and passing during this session. These include:
Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Pension Fund Regulatory And Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020, the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Foreign Contribution (Regulation)Amendment Bill, 2020, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2020 and the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language, Bill, 2020.
This will be the first Parliament session being held amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
All safety measures have been put in place to conduct the session as per guidelines issued for Covid19.
The session will see other measures like seating MPs in a staggered way in chambers of both Houses, as well as galleries to maintain physical distancing norms and introduction of mobile app for registering of MPs’ attendance.
The Zero Hour will be there and the un-starred questions will be laid on the table.