Monsoon Session of Parliament Will Certainly be Held, Govt to Take All Precautions Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Pralhad Joshi
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Monsoon Session of Parliament Will Certainly be Held, Govt to Take All Precautions Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Says Pralhad Joshi

The Monsoon session of Parliament will certainly be held and the government will ensure all health precautions are taken, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Sunday. Joshi said that the government will do all the formalities and will take all the precautions that are required owing to the coronavirus pandemic. In the last week, Joshi had said that the government was yet to take a decision on the monsoon session of the Parliament. Several media reports have informed that this Monsoon Session would be shorter than the usual sessions. Earlier this month, a PTI report stated that the government was exploring the possibility of holding the monsoon session of parliament starting from the last week of August or the first week of September. The session would be held with the physical presence of members during proceedings, the report added. However, nothing has been finalized yet and no official announcement has been made so far regarding the dates. Catch Live Breaking News Updates. In March, the Parliament had passed 12 bills during the curtailed budget session with Lok Sabha passing 15 bills and Rajya Sabha 13. During the session, 19 bills were introduced within the two Houses (18 in Lok Sabha and 1 in Rajya Sabha). The second a part of the session was curtailed in sight of the threat of the spread of coronavirus.

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