Monsoon Session Of Parliament Concludes Friday; Passes Only 9 Of 25 Bills
New Delhi: The monsoon session of Parliament concluded on Friday without big achievements, as it could pass only nine out of 25 bills. The government had four bills to replace ordinances, such as the Motor Vehicles Bill and bills related to the IIMs and IITs, on its priority list.
But, the crucial Motor Vehicles Bill and ‘The Code on Wages’ bill could not be passed in the monsoon session of the Parliament.
According to reports, Lok Sabha worked approximately 70 per cent of its scheduled time, while the Rajya Sabha utilised 73 percent of its specified time.
The Upper House spent 22 hours discussing bills, while the Lower House devoted 28 hours out of the 71 functional hours to legislative business. That comes up to around 26.4 percent of productivity, out of the hours allotted for the functioning of the Parliament.
Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha bid farewell to Hamid Ansari as its chairman, and welcomed M Venkaiah Naidu as its new chairman. It also said good bye to three retiring members, Sitaram Yechury (CPM), Dilipbhai Pandy (BJP), and Debabrata Bandyopadhyay (TMC).
Two new members Vinay Dinu Tendulkar, Sampatiya Uikey joined the House, while the BSP leader Mayawati and M Venkaiah Naidu resigned.
During the session, references were also made to the passing away of Union minister Anil Madhav Dave and sitting member Palvai Govardhan Reddy, as well as, 11 former members.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the Lower House sat for 71 hours during the monsoon session. She said 29.58 hours were wasted due to disruptions, but the House tried to compensate it by sitting for 10.36 extra hours.
Lok Sabha passed crucial legislations like the Company (Amendments) Act 2016, and the NABARD (Amendment) Act 2017.