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EXPLAINED : MONSOON SESSION OF PARLIAMENT BEGINS

EXPLAINED : MONSOON SESSION OF PARLIAMENT BEGINS

Context

After several months of delay due to COVID-19, the monsoon session of the Parliament began.

Details

  • Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will sit alternately in four-hour shifts (9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. -7p.m.).
  • Each seat as well as individual rows in Lok Sabha has been separated by polycarbonate sheets.
  • Only 257 members will be allowed inside Lok Sabha chambers, with another 172 allowed in other galleries.
  • A total of 111 Lok Sabha MPs will be seated in Rajya Sabha and participate via electronic communication.
  • For the first time ever, LED screens in both Houses of Parliament will display real time transmission from the other House.

About Parliament

  • Articles 79 to 122 in Part V of the Constitution deal with the organisation, composition, duration, officers, procedures, privileges, powers and so on of the Parliament.
  • Under the Constitution, the Parliament of India consists of three parts viz, the President, the Council of States and the House of the People.

Session of Parliament

  • The president from time to time summons each House of Parliament to meet.
  • The maximum gap between two sessions of Parliament cannot be more than six months.
  • There are usually three sessions in a year, viz,
    • The Budget Session (February to May)
    • The Monsoon Session (July to September).
    • The Winter Session (November to December).

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