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Most productive Lok Sabha session since 1952, Speaker Om Birla congratulates house

Informing the house, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla told that the current session of Lok Sabha has been the most productive session since 1952 Lok Sabha session. The ongoing session was the maiden session of 17th Lok Sabha, after Lok Sabha elections of 2019.

The Budget Session which started from 17 June was only slated to go on till July 26. But for discussing the pending matters of various bills, The Budget session was extended up to 7 August. The productivity of the Lower house hovered at a staggering figure of 125 percent, as told by Om Birla.

The Speaker informed that as many as 36 bills were passed in Lok Sabha in this session. As quoted by ANI, Om Birla said, ” “From June 17 to August 6, there were a total of 37 sittings and during the period, 33 bills were introduced and 35 bills were passed. This number is far more than in comparison to the first Lok Sabha (1952).”  In his valedictory address, Om Birla termed the session as “Golden session”.

In the first session of 1st Lok Sabha under the Prime ministership of Jawaharlal Nehru, The House had a sitting for 67 days, during which 32 bills were introduced and out of it, 24 bills were passed in total.

In 17th Lok Sabha, during the Zero Hour, The members were allowed to raise 1066 issues. This makes the average of 161 members raising issues on each day. The House sat for an extra 70 hours, discussing the Union Budget at length for over 17 hours. In the session, 183 starred questions were answered that need oral replies.

The session also saw a rise in the number of first-timer MPs raising issues and speaking in the house. Speaker, therefore, termed the session as creative from every point of view.

The sitting saw the passage of numerous significant bills such as Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Bill, Triple Talaq Bill, Wage Code Bill, Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill, and others.

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