This year’s monsoon session was most productive for Lok Sabha since 2000

NEW DELHI: The Monsoon session of Parliament, which ended on Friday, was the "most productive" for Lok Sabha since 2000, a think tank has said.

According to the data compiled by PRS Legislative Research, 20 bills were introduced during the session and 12 were passed.

The Lok Sabha, it said, worked for 110% of the scheduled hours and the Rajya Sabha for 66%.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha spent 50% and 48% of their time on legislative business respectively, the data said.

This, the PRS Legislative Research data said, is the highest by both Houses in the 16th Lok Sabha and second highest since 2004.

Fewer bills (26%) were referred to parliamentary committees, as compared to the 15th Lok Sabha (71%) and the 14th Lok Sabha (60%).

This Monsoon session also had one of the most productive Question Hours of the 16th Lok Sabha.

The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha functioned for 84% and 68% of their scheduled Question Hour time respectively, the data said.

The highest number of 999 Private Member Bills were introduced in the Lok Sabha since 2000, the think tank said.

In the 16th Lok Sabha, the highest number of government Bills were introduced by the Ministry of Law and Justice and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

In the 15th Lok Sabha, the highest number of Bills were introduced by the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Law and Justice.

 

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