According to the Indian Constitution, the time period between the end and the starting of another Parliament session can’t exceed six months. So it has the restricted range to conduct the monsoon session by September 23.
India’s top legislative bodies including the Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla are keeping their eyes over positioning a fixed date for the session.
As announced earlier with particular guidelines to conduct the meeting by August, but the continuous pandemic struck over the schedule to do so. A September session is seen to be more likely for the much-awaited monsoon session following the safety proceedings to be discussed by August.
Once the dates would be finalized, the officials associated with the planning panel would require at least four weeks to put up the arrangement for the session.
As the monsoon session looks tight, both the RajyaSabha and the Lok Sabha secretariats disclosed the sitting contracts with the government. A final judgment is yet to be taken as logistics issues are challenging, which require proper COVID-19 safety arrangements.
The session is going to be at the edge of compatibility, where the lawmakers will be assigned across different buildings with a composition of both physical and digital proceedings.
There is no sombre severe making a burden to any trade of action rather the priority of the government would be to clear the ordinances occurred in the past months regarding the debates over the pandemic and Indo-China border conflict.
Venkiah Naidu has discussed over various procedures to be followed while conducting the session that spotlights these guidelines;
- With 770 seats across both the houses India acquires the fourth largest Parliament after the UK, Italy, and France.
- Both the higher authorities hold a six-time meeting to strategize each and every small detail of the Parliamentary complex.
- The Ministry of Home Affairs, Health, Urban, Civil Aviation and CPWD consulted a few weeks ago for the aspects related to health, security and logistics for Covid-19.
- Plans of Fiberglass and Plexiglass sheets between the seats are to be adjusted.
- A total of 3500 people account for the visit of the session where it would come to a relative cut of members.
Reduced employable working assessments in the parliamentary complex would be there. Working during the weekends would ensure long hour discussion and inputs from multiple ministries.
Lok Sabha has 529 members whereas the Rajya Sabha has 242 and both the chambers would accommodate 60 and 158 members respectively to follow strict social distancing norms.
The gallery of Rajya Sabha can seat another 67MP’s whereas the Lok Sabha could accommodate 132 members. Remaining Lok Sabha members would be seated in the central hall which accommodates 190 seats.
Another idea of conducting the house to be seated on alternative days would shoot the members for a more extended stay in Delhi. The idea of conducting the session on weekends is suggested by the MP’s so that the session could be wrap up soon.
Written By- Mousami Jena
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