New Delhi (NVI): The monsoon session of Parliament has concluded, eight days ahead of schedule, due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus disease among members.
The session, which started on September 14 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, was otherwise scheduled to conclude on October 1.
The Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Prahlad Joshi, in a statement issued today informed that the productivity of Lok Sabha was approximately 167 per cent and that of Rajya Sabha was approximately 100.47 per cent during the Monsoon Session, 2020.
“During the Session, 22 Bills (16 in Lok Sabha and 06 in Rajya Sabha) were introduced. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha individually passed 25 Bills each,” he further informed.
Appreciating the arrangements made for conducting the Session amid Covid-19 pandemic, the Minister said that the extra-ordinary output of this Session has become possible due to tireless efforts of all agencies and individuals involved in the transaction of – Business before two Houses of Parliament.
During this session, while the Rajya Sabha met in the first half of the day, the Lok Sabha assembled at 3 pm.