Lok Sabha productivity in first half of Winter Session
As the session hit the halfway mark on Friday (Nov 29), the productivity of Lok Sabha stood at 99 per cent and Rajya Sabha at 82 per cent.
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r Session which commenced on November 18 has been a success so far for the Modi 2.0 government. As the session hit the halfway mark on Friday (Nov 29), the productivity of Lok Sabha stood at 99 per cent and Rajya Sabha at 82 per cent.
The Lok Sabha functioned for a total of 59.4 hours and Rajya Sabha for a total of 48.1 hours. In the first 10 days of the session, nine new bills were introduced and nine Bills are pending with the Surrogacy Bill getting referred to a select committee.
Midway through the session, the Lok Sabha functioned for 59.4 hours while the Rajya Sabha ran for 48.1 hours. Out of this, Lok Sabha spent 26 hours on non-Legislative business, 23.7 hours on Legislative business while 7.6 hours were spent on questions.
On the other hand, Rajya Sabha spent 21.2 hours on non-Legislative business, 17.4 hours on Legislative business while it spent only six hours on questions.
So far, Union ministers have answered 52 questions in Lok Sabha while 69 questions have been answered by them in Rajya Sabha.
The Modi government has introduced nine new bills in this session so far, all of them in Lok Sabha. Out of these, five have already been passed including prominent bills like The Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill, 2019 and The National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019.
The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in the previous session was passed by the House this time.
The Rajya Sabha has passed three key bills in this session so far. These are - The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill and The Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill.
The Lok Sabha has passed the National Institute of Design (Amendment) Bill which was introduced and passed in Rajya Sabha in the previous session. The Winter Session is likely to be prorogued on December 13.