A- A A+
Last Updated : Oct 21 2020 6:48PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Police Commemoration Day being observed today; Govt working to make border impregnable by linking technology with human force, says Amit Shah            Campaigning for first phase of Bihar Assembly Elections gains momentum; scrutiny of nomination papers for third phase underway            India returns missing Chinese soldier who strayed across LAC            COVID-19 recovery rate in country reaches 88.81 pct            IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders to take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Abu Dhabi           

National News

Mar 02, 2020
9:02PM

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu appeals members to ensure better attendance

AIR PIC
Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu today appealed to leaders of all parties and members to ensure better attendance in the meetings of Parliamentary's Committees. He made the observation on an opening day today of the second part of Budget Session. He said, the first part of the Budget Session has largely been purposeful with 96 percent productivity along with quality discussions on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address and the Union Budget for 2020-21. Mr Naidu hoped that this part of the session would prove to be even more meaningful.

Mr Naidu told the members that this session offers several opportunities to raise important issues of larger public concern and discuss some major legislative proposals of the government. Making comparison on the attendance, he said, the attendance of the Rajya Sabha members at 52.57 percent continues to be higher than that of Lok Sabha which is 46.37 percent. On Department Related Standing Committees meetings, he reminded that out of 24 Committees, eight were with the Rajya Sabha and the remaining 16 with the Lok Sabha. He said, the highest attendance of 65.51 percent has been recorded in the meetings of the Committee on Health and Family Welfare.


Expressing his concern, the Chairman said, the sittings of Parliament are steadily declining over the years and it is around 60 to 70 sittings per year now as against 100 to 150 days per year in the 1950s.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 21 (Oct) Midday News 21 (Oct) Evening News 20 (Oct) Hourly 21 (Oct) (1800hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 21 (Oct) दोपहर समाचार 21 (Oct) समाचार संध्या 20 (Oct) प्रति घंटा समाचार 21 (Oct) (1810hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 21 (Oct) Khabrein(Day) 21 (Oct) Khabrein(Eve) 20 (Oct)
Aaj Savere 21 (Oct) Parikrama 21 (Oct)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 20 (Oct) Samayki 9 (Aug) Sports Scan 20 (Oct) Spotlight/News Analysis 20 (Oct) Employment News 21 (Oct) World News 20 (Oct) Samachar Darshan 22 (Mar) Radio Newsreel 21 (Mar)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 12 (Mar) Surkhiyon Mein 20 (Oct) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 11 (Mar) Vaad-Samvaad 17 (Mar) Money Talk 17 (Mar) Current Affairs 6 (Mar) Sanskrit Saptahiki 17 (Oct) North East Diary 15 (Oct)