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From February 2 to February 11, the House must sit from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thus, five hours have been scheduled per session during the first part of the Budget Session.

New Delhi:

The budget session of Parliament will start from today with President Ram Nath Kovind’s speech to both houses in the central hall.

On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union budget for the year 2022-23.

Parliament’s budget session will begin on Monday and is expected to end on April 8, with the first part of the session running until February 11, the Lok Sabha secretariat said on Sunday.

“There will be a break from February 12 to March 13 during which the permanent committees will examine the applications for subsidies from the ministries/departments and prepare reports thereon. In all, there will be 29 sessions; ten in the first part and 19 in the second part,” said the press release from the Lok Sabha secretariat.

The President will address the two chambers of Parliament meeting on January 31 at 11 a.m.

Half an hour after the President’s speech, the Lok Sabha will sit for the transaction of business.

According to the Secretariat, the 2021-22 economic study will be tabled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in Lok Sabha on January 31, while the budget will be presented by her on February 1 at 11 a.m.

From February 2 to February 11, the House must sit from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thus, five hours have been scheduled per session during the first part of the Budget Session.

“During the first part of the session, members will be accommodated in the Lok Sabha Chamber and its Galleries (except the Press Gallery) and the Rajya Sabha Chamber and its Galleries (except the Press Gallery),” the statement read. .

According to the Secretariat, there will be two main business items during the first part of the budget session; a discussion on the vote of thanks on the President’s address and a general discussion on the budget.

“The government has tentatively set four days for discussion of the motion of thanks, namely February 2, 3, 4 and 7,” they informed.

There will be no zero hour or question time in either House of Parliament during the first two days of the budget session.

A Parliament Bulletin published on Friday read: “There will be no ‘zero hour’ on 31 January and 1 February 2022. MPs are advised that due to the Speaker’s address, during the first two days of the 8th session of the 17th Lok Sabha, there will be no “zero hour” on January 31 and February 1, 2022.”

It is further added in the bulletin, “Members are advised that matters of urgent public importance raised during ‘Zero Hour’ will be resumed from February 2, 2022. However, this is for the information of members who, to raise matters of pressing public importance during “zero hour” Wednesday, February 2, 2022, they may file notices on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., either online via the electronic portal, or manually at the office of parliamentary opinions.

During the first part of the session after the presentation of the budget (February 2 to 11), according to the press release, 40 hours of normal time will be available for various business such as questions, private members’ business, discussion on the vote of thanks, General discussion on the budget of the Union, etc.

“Bearing in mind the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, elaborate arrangements have been made in the Lok Sabha chamber and other parts of the Parliament complex,” the statement said.

“To ensure social distancing standards, members will be allocated seats in the Lok Sabha Chamber (282), Lok Sabha Galleries (excluding the Press Gallery) (148), Rajya Sabha Chamber ( 60) and the Rajya Sabha Gallery (51), ” he added.

He was also informed that arrangements have been made for vaccination and COVID testing at the complex for MPs and other visitors.

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