LS adjourned sine die four days ahead of schedule

LS adjourned sine die four days ahead of schedule

New Delhi: The Monsoon Session of Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Monday, four days ahead of its schedule. The session was scheduled to end on August 12.

A total of 16 sittings of Lok Sabha were held which lasted for about 44 hours 29 minutes.

The Speaker, ahead of adjourning the House sine die, said six Government Bills were introduced and the seven Bills were passed.

The Bills passed in this session by Lok Sabha includes The Indian Antarctic Bill, 2022, The Family Courts (Amendment) Bill, 2022, The National Anti-Doping Bill, 2021, The Wild Life Protection (Amendment) Bill, 2021, The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2022, The Energy Conservation (Amendment) Bill, 2022 and The New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (Amendment) Bill, 2022.

Even as the House saw several adjournments through the Session, 46 Starred Questions were answered, 318 matters of public interest were raised under Rule 377, and 98 matters were raised in Zero Hour.

A total of 41 reports were presented by various Parliamentary Standing Committees during the Session.

Members of both the Houses of Parliament also extended farewell to the outgoing President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, in the Central Hall of Parliament House on July 23, and Droupadi Murmu took Oath of Office in the Central Hall of Parliament House on July 25.

Birla thanked the Prime Minister, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, leaders and members of various parties for their contribution to the smooth functioning of the House.

The Monsoon Session, which started on July 18, saw Opposition MPs protest over GST and price rise among other issues, causing disruption for several days. Four Congress MPs were also suspended from the House, though their suspension was later revoked by Speaker Om Birla.

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