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No Covid-19 cut in Budget session of Parliament

Lok Sabha speaker asserts that the upcoming session would be of normal duration with question hour and other business

The Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla has said that the upcoming Budget session of the parliament would be organised in the usual manner and duration. It is pertinent to mention here that the winter session of the parliament could not be held due to the pandemic of Covid-19. The Monsoon session of the parliament too was hindered by the pandemic of Covid-19 in 2020 when it was adjourned ten days ahead of the normal schedule.

Addressing the media persons here on Friday the speaker asserted that the budget session would be of normal duration and would have question hour and zero hour. He however added that the decision on the issue would be taken by the government. Birla who inaugurated an outreach and familiarization programme for Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) of the country here on Friday said that the work on the ambitious ‘Central Vista’ project would get completed in the year 2022. He opined that the Vidhan Sabhas should act as models and teachers for the representatives of three tier Panchayati Raj bodies and urban local bodies.

Birla said that the Parliamentary Research and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE), Lok Sabha secretariat organises training sessions for the public representative from time to time. He informed that under the ‘Know Your Constitution’ programme a campaign to educate the masses on the rights and duties enlisted in the constitution. Birla suggested that every Vidhan Sabha should start a best legislature award for the MLAs performing excellently.

Saturday, 09 January 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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