18-Day Session Begins Today Amid Covid Pandemic, 23 New Bills To Be Taken Up


Monsoon Session 2020 Live Updates: 18-Day Session Begins Today Amid Covid Pandemic, 23 New Bills To Be Taken Up

Monsoon Session 2020: This will be the first Parliament session being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Delhi:

The Monsoon session of Parliament is set to commence today amid unprecedented safety measures for coronavirus. The 18-day session — which will be the fourth session of 17th Lok Sabha and 252nd session of Rajya Sabha — will have four-hour sessions for each house each day.

This will be the first Parliament session being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The customary all-party meeting of the government was not held this time, the Zero Hour has been cut down to half and the Question Hour has been scrapped, which has hugely upset the opposition.

The government has listed 23 new legislations for consideration and passage including 11 bills replacing ordinances issued since March, when parliament was adjourned indefinitely in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here are the Updates on Monsoon Session 2020:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches parliament house ahead of Monsoon Session.

Cancelled Question Hour, slashed Zero Hour dangerous for democracy: Trinamool Congress

The short hours and the absence of a Question Hour had upset the opposition. “This government continues to mock parliament. They have cancelled Question Hour, slashed Zero Hour by half, want to rush bills without any scrutiny and create an ordinance raj like never seen before in the last 70 years. The world and our glorious nation must know, this is very dangerous for democracy,” Trinamool’s Derek O’Brien tweeted.

Monsoon Session 2020: Rajya Sabha will function from 9 AM to 1 PM, Lok Sabha from 3 PM to 7 PM

The Rajya Sabha will function from 9 AM to 1 PM, the Lok Sabha from 3 PM to 7 PM. Only on the first day, the Lok Sabha will meet in the morning session. Instead of the Question Hour, un-starred questions will be laid on the table, the government has said.

Monsoon Session 2020: Four-hour sessions scheduled for each house each day

Parliament session will have curtailed timings this time. Four-hour sessions have been scheduled for each house each day. The Zero Hour has been cut down to half and the Question Hour has been scrapped, which has hugely upset the opposition.

All-party meeting not held this time because of Covid outbreak

The customary all-party meeting of the government was not held this time because of the unprecedented situation due to the coronavirus outbreak, the government has said.

The Monsoon session of Parliament is set to commence today amid unprecedented safety measures for coronavirus. The 18-day session — which will be the fourth session of 17th Lok Sabha and 252nd session of Rajya Sabha — will have curtailed timings – four-hour sessions for each house each day – parliament will function seven days a week.

This will be the first Parliament session being held amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The customary all-party meeting of the government was not held this time, the Zero Hour has been cut down to half and the Question Hour has been scrapped, which has hugely upset the opposition.





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