Monsoon Session Of Parliamen: The Monsoon Session of Parliament will start from today (Monsoon Session) amid Coronavirus continuing in the country. Special preparations have been made for the Parliament Session lasting 18 days. Many things are happening for the first time in this session, including the meeting of the two houses in the morning and evening shifts and there is not a single holiday in the session. Only those who enter the Parliament complex will be allowed to have a report confirming no Kovid-19 infection (COVID-19) and people will be required to wear masks during this period. Also Read – Monsoon session started, PM Modi said- ‘Hopefully all MPs will send a message that the country is standing with brave soldiers’
Most of the work will be done digitally
Before the start of the session, more than 4,000 people, including MPs and parliament employees, have been screened for Kovid-19. This time most of the parliamentary work will be done in a digital way and the doors will be made touch-free along with making the entire campus transition-free. This time special meeting arrangements have been made for MPs under the guidelines of social distancing. Also Read – Before the Monsoon Session of Parliament, PM Narendra Modi said – Until medicine is not given, laxity
Rajya Sabha proceedings in the morning session
Except for the first day of the session, the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha will be conducted in the morning shift from 9 am to 1 pm, while the Lok Sabha will sit from 3 pm to 7 pm. The chambers and galleries of the two houses will be used to seat members in both shifts. The entire campus between the two shifts will be infection free. Also Read – Parliament Monsoon Session: Food will not be made in Parliament this time, only packed food will be available, see Price List
SOP will take full care
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu held series meetings with officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health, ICMR and DRDO to make the entire Parliament complex a safe zone in the wake of Covid-19 Pandemic. As per the standard operating procedures (SOP) set during the monsoon session from September 14 to October 1, MPs, Secretariat personnel of both the Houses and media persons covering the proceedings have been asked to conduct the Corona Test. And this investigation should not be more than 72 hours before the commencement of the session.
Let me tell you that the opposition has already shown its attitude regarding the Parliament session and it is ready to surround the government on many issues including the India-China border dispute, GDP figures, Corona epidemic.
Government’s eye on 23 Bills
The government is eyeing to discuss and pass the 23 Bills. There are 11 such Bills which will replace the Ordinances. Four of these bills can be opposed by opposition parties. These four bills will replace the ordinance related to agriculture sector and banking regulation. Opposition parties have decided to surround the government on important issues such as dealing with the epidemic, the state of the economy and Chinese aggression on the border in Ladakh. The Congress and other opposition parties raised these demands in the first meeting of the Business Advisory Committee headed by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla but no time has been given for these discussions so far.