Parliament Diary

PRS Parliament Diary: Monsoon Session 2016: Session Wrap

The Monsoon Session of Parliament adjourned sine die. Lok Sabha worked for 101% of the scheduled hours and Rajya Sabha for 96%.

14 legislative Bills were introduced during the Session and one was withdrawn. 14 legislative Bills were passed by Parliament while four were passed by only one House.

You can find all details of legislative business during the session in our Session Wrap document here.

 

Plan

Actual

No. of Bills for passing

Finance

0

1

Legislative

15

14

No. of Bills for introduction

Finance

0

1

Legislative

16

14

Details comparing the legislative business planned by Parliament with the actual performance can  be seen here.

Both the Houses discussed issues related to inflation, violence in Kashmir and atrocities on Dalits in the country. Lok Sabha also discussed Sustainable Development Goals, while Rajya Sabha discussed the draft education policy.

Some highlights from the Session:

·         During the session, both Houses sat for extra hours on most days. Out of 20 days, Lok Sabha sat beyond its scheduled time on 11 days, while Rajya Sabha sat beyond its scheduled time on 14 days

·         Both Houses witnessed one of the most productive Question Hours since 2004

·         Both Houses spent majority of their time discussing various issues

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·         8 Bills were introduced and passed within the session; fewer are Bills being referred to committees

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·         Parliament passed a Constitutional Amendment Bill, to enable the levy of GST

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Our Vital Stats document captures details of these highlights

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