A change in the schedule of the Budget session of Parliament has come to light. The Budget session of Parliament is resuming on Monday.
With this resumption, the duration of doing business has scaled up in the Rajya Sabha. This means that RS will start its sitting from 11 am and continue till 6 pm with a one-hour lunch break during the 19- scheduled sittings.
In the past, RS sat from 10 am till 3 pm during the first part of the session.
This means that there will be an increase in the sitting time of one hour per sitting of the Upper House. In total, it will get 64 hours and 30 minutes for transacting the government’s legislative business and taking up the issues of public importance during the second part of the session, according to an official statement.
As per RS officials, the House will have four days for Private Members’ Business. The Question Hour will continue to be for an hour, while the Zero Hour, which was curtailed to half-an-hour during the first part of the session, will now be for an hour per sitting, PTI has reported quoting RS officials.
The Budget session resumes after a 30-day recess.