Parliament’s Budget session will be held from January 31 to April 8 with a nearly month-long recess after the first half. The Union Budget will be presented on February 1 and the president of india Ram Nath Kovind will address a joint sitting session of both the houses
The schedule has been announced amid a spike in Covid 19 cases. The last five Parliament sessions were curtailed due to the pandemic.
Officials said they were exploring option such as a different time table for both the houses of parliament, Rajya sabha and Lok sabha to take care the social distancing during the Budget session.
“We are looking at various options. But the final decision will depend on the Covid situation towards the end of this month. The Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha chairman will meet around January 25 or 26 to decide how to run the session,” said an official, who did not want to be named. The official added it is unclear whether the session will face any curtailment amid the surge in Covid-19 cases as many lawmakers, key leaders, and officials of both Houses have contracted the disease.