Monsoon Session 2020: Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha likely to begin on alternate days

The monsoon session of the Parliament is likely to begin from the second week of September and Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will be held on alternate days.
Monsoon Session 2020
Credit: The New Indian Express

Adopting the new normal, sittings of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are likely to be held on an alternate day basis during the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament scheduled to begin from the second week of September.

Both Houses will meet physically. Lok Sabha proceedings are likely to run from Lok Sabha hall, Rajya Sabha hall, and Central Hall. While Rajya Sabha proceedings would be held from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha halls including the lobby. However, the final decision is yet to be taken regarding the seating arrangements.

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The monsoon session of Parliament is likely to go on for four weeks. At every entry and exit point, sanitizers will be provided. To ensure ease of participation, the chambers and galleries will also be fitted with additional large display screens and consoles for participation from galleries, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and polycarbonate separators between the officers’ box and the rest of the House.

Earlier, a proposal was under consideration to hold both Houses from Central hall in four hours two shifts on a daily basis. With the first half dedicated to Lok Sabha and second half to the Rajya Sabha proceedings. However, sanitization of the hall during the break was considered as a hindrance.

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