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Budget Session To Begin On Jan 31; Union Budget To Be Tabled On Feb 1

New Delhi: The first part of the Budget session of the Parliament will begin on January 31 and continue till February 11 with the Union Budget being tabled on February 1.

After a month-long recess, the second part of the session would begin on March 14 and conclude on April 8.

“The 256th Session of Rajya Sabha (Budget Session – 2022) is summoned to meet on Monday, January 31, and subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session may conclude on Friday, April 8. During this period, Chairman may be moved to kindly adjourn the Rajya Sabha on Friday, February 11 to reassemble on Monday, March 14 to enable the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees to consider the ‘Demands for Grants relating to Ministries/Departments and prepare their reports,” a letter of Additional secretary-general of Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Minister stated.

“The Union Budget for 2022-23 will be laid in the Rajya Sabha after its presentation in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, February 1, at 11.00 am,” the letter added.

March 18 will be a holiday on account of Holi.

According to ANI, the government is likely to hold the session in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in shifts.  “The decision to run the Houses in shifts is taken to maintain social distancing in Parliament and MPs will sit in the halls of both the Houses keeping social distancing during the functioning of House,” the news agency quoted a government source as saying.

The decision to go ahead with the Budget Session has been taken despite more than 400 Parliament staff members testing positive for COVID in the first week of the month.

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