In the midst of the third wave of the Coronavirus, the budget session of Parliament will once again be held under the Covid protocol, which states that the Rajya Sabha will begin at 9 a.m. and the Lok Sabha will begin at 4 p.m., although this protocol will take effect on February 2nd.
On January 31, President Ram Nath Kovind will address both Houses of Parliament in a joint session. Simultaneously, on February 1, the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2022-23 will be presented.
The Economic Survey will be presented on January 31st, following the President's address to both Houses of Parliament. The budget session's first phase will last until February 11. After a month's break, the second phase of the session will begin on March 14 and will last until April 8. During the vacation period, the departments' parliamentary committees conduct reviews.
The budget session is being held at a time when cases of coronavirus infection are rapidly increasing in the country. According to a report released on Sunday, since the start of the third wave, 875 members of Parliament have been infected with Covid-19. Several employees have been barred from coming to work in the last few days after becoming infected.
Rajya Sabha Chairman and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu were also infected with Covid-19 prior to the budget session. For the second time, he has been infected with Covid-19. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has been confirmed to be infected with Covid-19, he is currently in Hyderabad, he has decided to remain in isolation for a week, he has advised all those who came into contact with him to get tested and isolate themselves, the Vice President's Secretariat tweeted on Sunday.
The second phase of the budget session of 2021, as well as the monsoon session and winter session in the same year, were held at regular times, with both houses sitting at a distance.
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