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Here's a look at the least productive Budget Session in numbers

The Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha functioned for 55.2 hours and 33.6 hours, respectively, in the entire Budget Session, according to PRS Legislative Research.

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The second half of the Budget Session was the least productive in past 18 years thanks to repeated adjournments due to protests in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
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The second half of the Budget Session was the least productive in past 18 years thanks to repeated adjournments due to protests in both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

In Lok Sabha, about 1 percent of productive time was spent on legislative business.
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In Lok Sabha, about 1 percent of productive time was spent on legislative business.

Rajya Sabha worked for 27 percent of its scheduled time. The percentage of productive time spent on legislative business in the Upper House stood at 6 percent.
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Rajya Sabha worked for 27 percent of its scheduled time. The percentage of productive time spent on legislative business in the Upper House stood at 6 percent.

In the first part of the session, majority of the time was spent on the general discussion of the Union Budget. Overall, Lok Sabha spent 19 minutes discussing legislative business. Of this, 14 minutes were spent in passing two government Bills, with no discussion on Private Members’ Bills. In the second part of the session, the Finance Bill was passed in Lok Sabha in 18 minutes, without any MP participation. Rajya Sabha spent 11 hours on dicussing the Union Budget 2018. The upper house spent 2 hours and 31 minutes discussing legislative business. However, just 3 minutes of this time was spent discussing government Bills, with the remaining time spent on Private Members’ Bills.
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In the first part of the session, majority of the time was spent on the general discussion of the Union Budget. Overall, Lok Sabha spent 19 minutes discussing legislative business. Of this, 14 minutes were spent in passing two government Bills, with no discussion on Private Members’ Bills. In the second part of the session, the Finance Bill was passed in Lok Sabha in 18 minutes, without any MP participation. Rajya Sabha spent 11 hours on dicussing the Union Budget 2018. The upper house spent 2 hours and 31 minutes discussing legislative business. However, just 3 minutes of this time was spent discussing government Bills, with the remaining time spent on Private Members’ Bills.

The Lok Sabha functioned for just 4.5 hours since it began on January 1 with the second leg of the Budget Session which commenced March 5 being a complete washout. The Rajya Sabha transacted slightly longer business in 9.26 hours. Since 2000, on an average, Lok Sabha has spent 53 hours discussing the Union Budget, while Rajya Sabha has spent 23 hours.
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The Lok Sabha functioned for just 4.5 hours since it began on January 1 with the second leg of the Budget Session which commenced March 5 being a complete washout. The Rajya Sabha transacted slightly longer business in 9.26 hours. Since 2000, on an average, Lok Sabha has spent 53 hours discussing the Union Budget, while Rajya Sabha has spent 23 hours.

 Of the 32 Bills listed for consideration and passage, and 8 listed for introduction, consideration and passing, only the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed by Parliament and the Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill 2017 was passed by Lok Sabha, without discussion. Further, two Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha. These were the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 and the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
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Of the 32 Bills listed for consideration and passage, and 8 listed for introduction, consideration and passing, only the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 was passed by Parliament and the Specific Relief (Amendment) Bill 2017 was passed by Lok Sabha, without discussion. Further, two Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha. These were the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2018 and the Chit Funds (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

Rajya Sabha spent just 3 minutes of this time to discuss government Bills, while the remaining time was spent on Private Members’ Bills. (Data Source: PRS Legislative Research)
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Rajya Sabha spent just 3 minutes of this time to discuss government Bills, while the remaining time was spent on Private Members’ Bills. (Data Source: PRS Legislative Research)

First Published on Apr 10, 2018 10:52 am
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