Budget session of Parliament to start from January 31


On February 1, the Union Budget will be presented in the Lok Sabha before being tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

Union Parliament (File Image)

Union Parliament (File Image)

The ministry of parliamentary affairs on January 14 said that the 256th session of the Budget session will start from January 31.

The first half of the budget session will run from January 31 to February 11. It will reassemble on March 14 to sit until April 8, subject to government exigencies.

On February 1, the Union Budget will be presented in Lok Sabha before being tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

“There will be no sitting on March 18 on account of Holi,” the order stated.

On January 11, Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla inspected the Parliament House Complex (PHC) to take stock of the health safety-related measures and other preparations in light of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the country.

The Speaker had that said necessary arrangements are being made for the budget session of parliament to facilitate members of parliament to perform their constitutional responsibilities.

Birla directed officials to take special care of MPs above the age of sixty years and attend to their requirements in a proactive manner.

The Speaker told reporters that he has held a discussion concerning COVID-19 measures with Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu.

“I have told the secretary-general to make necessary arrangements seeing various possibilities,” he said.

He had also visited the COVID-19 testing facility set up in Parliament House Annexe for the Members of Parliament, officers, and staff of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and reviewed the preparations there.

“We have made arrangements for testing and vaccination in the Parliament complex. It is true that a large number of officials in the Parliament have tested COVID positive. All the officials are fine. They are being monitored and taken care of by the doctors,” he had said.

The Speaker said necessary preparations are being done so that the COVID guidelines can be adhered to.

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