The fourth session of the 17th Lok Sabha has begun on Monday (14 September) amid Corona crisis. According to the Lok Sabha Secretariat, 359 members took part in the proceedings of the LokSabha on the first day. The Lok Sabha had a seating arrangement of just 200 members, with 30 members sitting in the gallery. The rest were sitting in the Rajya Sabha, as the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha are in the evening shift, so the seating of the LokSabha members was also arranged in the Rajya Sabha. This time a big screen has been installed in the LokSabha itself, through which members of Lok Sabha sitting in Rajya Sabha were also visible. The remaining members sat in the Rajya Sabha. Similarly, the members sitting in the Rajya Sabha were watching the proceedings of the Lok Sabha through a screen.
Tribute paid to former President Pranab Mukherjee
Let us tell you that on Monday, the first day of the monsoon session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha paid tribute to former President Pranab Mukherjee, noted classical singer Pandit Jasraj, current Lok Sabha member H Vasanthakumar and 13 former members. After this, the house was adjourned for an hour at 9:20 am. The proceedings of the House commenced at nine in the morning, ensuring physical distancing and compliance of relevant guidelines amidst the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic. While the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha started at 3 pm, the first new members were sworn in.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla allowed the MPs to sit on their seats. In the four-hour proceedings, all the MPs sat and asked questions. This time a plastic shield has been installed in front of all MPs in the House. They are been asked to sit down and speak. For the first time in history, the Question Hour did not take place in the proceedings of Lok Sabha. The opposition created a ruckus and called it against democracy.
The monsoon session of LOKSABHA will run till 1 October
This time the monsoon session of Parliament will run for a total of 18 days i.e. from 14 September to 1 October. There will be no holiday i.e. work on Saturday and Sunday too. Usually, both houses work together, but this time will be in two shifts. The LokSabha ran from 9 am to 1 pm today. The Rajya Sabha proceedings will run from 3 pm to 7 pm. After this, the Lok Sabha will run from 3 pm to 7 pm from 15 September to 1 October. At the same time, Rajya Sabha will run from 9 am to 1 pm. 47 bills will be introduced in the monsoon session. There will be 11 Bills which will replace the Ordinance.
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