Rajya Sabha adjourned till March 8

Productivity of the House during this week has been 113 percent

Rajya Sabha adjourned till March 8

New Delhi, Feb 12 (UNI) The proceedings of the Rajya Sabha on Friday adjourned till March 8 following the end of the first part of the Budget Session.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu adjourned the House following the reply of the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the three day long debate on the Union Budget 2021-22.
He also said that this part of the session has been quite productive with the House clocking 99 percent productivity. The productivity of the House during this week has been 113 percent as against the productivity of 82 percent during the first week, he added.
“As against the total scheduled time of 45 hours 4 minutes, net of only 30 minutes has been lost due to disruptions whereas this part of the session has been one of debate and discussions with a total of 27 hours and 11 minutes, accounting for over 60 percent of the total functional time spent on discussing Motion of Thanks to the President and the General Budget for 2021-2022”, Mr Naidu said, adding that about 100 members spoke on these two subjects alone.
Detailing about the loss of hours, the Chairman said that as against the total loss of 4 hours 24 minutes during the first week, the members sat for an extra 3 hours 54 minutes during the second week.
A total of 88 issues of public importance have been raised besides 56 issues raised in Zero Hour and 32 in Special Mentions Mr Naidu informed.
A total 55 Starred Questions were orally answered Upper House of the Parliament and three Bills were passed – The J&K Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2020; The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, 2021 and The Major Ports Authority Bill, 2020, he added.

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