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Parliament Winter Session to start on December 7, to have 17 sittings over 23 days

New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday informed that the winter session of Parliament would take place from December 7 to 29. The upcoming Winter Session will have a total of 17 working days, he said. Notably, this will be the first session during which Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, will officiate proceedings in the Upper House.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Friday informed that the winter session of Parliament would take place from December 7 to 29. The upcoming Winter Session will have a total of 17 working days, he said. Notably, this will be the first session during which Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, will officiate proceedings in the Upper House.

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The session will start at a time when Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will still be gripped with election fever. In a tweet, Pralhad Joshi said, “Winter Session 2022 of Parliament will commence from 7 December & continue till 29th December having 17 sittings spread over 23 days. Amid Amrit Kaal looking forward to discussions on Legislative Business and other items during the session. Looking forward for constructive debate.”

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The Monsoon Session commenced on July 18 and adjourned on August 8. The session saw 16 sessions spread over a period of 22 days. On the first day of the session, the members are likely to pay respects to sitting members who died. Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was one of the leaders whose death had prompted tributes from leaders across political parties.

During the session, six Bills were introduced in Lok Sabha. Seven Bills were passed by Lok Sabha and 5 bills by the Rajya Sabha during the last session. One Bill was withdrawn. Also, this will be the first session with the restrictions – to check the spread of coronavirus – removed. Over the last two years, Covid has affected Parliament sessions as much as any other activity in the country.

The total number of Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament during the session was 5. During the last session, 5 short-term duration discussions were placed including price rise in both Houses. The productivity of the Lok Sabha was approximately 48 per cent and that of the Rajya Sabha 44 per cent.

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