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Sep 24, 2020

Lok Sabha adjourned sine die

Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die after passing the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020 yesterday. Speaker Om Birla announced the culmination of the 4th session of the 17th Lok Sabha.

He thanked every member of the house for following the COVID-19 related protocol in letter and spirit. Mr. Birla highlighted that the productivity of Lok Sabha in the 10 day session has been recorded to be the highest till date at 167 per cent. He said, the session was held for 60 hours whereas the allocated time was 37 hours.

Mr. Birla informed that replies to 2 thousand 300 unstarred questions were also provided in this session by the lower house whereas 370 questions were raised during the Zero Hour. He added that under rule 377 , members raised 181 questions to which replies will be sent by the ministries concerned within next one month.
Both the houses of parliament were adjourned sine die yesterday, leading to the culmination of the Monsoon session. The session was scheduled to go on till 1st October but it was curtailed due to COVID concerns. The 4th session of 17th Lok Sabha and the 252nd session of the Rajya Sabha were marked by several novel features induced by the outbreak of coronavirus.
Both the House had to function from different locations, including chambers of both the houses and galleries. The parliament also functioned on Saturday and Sunday of the last week without taking the usual break.

The MPs attended the session for 10 consecutive days. In these proceedings both the houses passed a total of 25 Bills each. The Upper House recorded a productivity of 100.47 per cent whereas Lok Sabha registered productivity of 167 per cent.

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