Eastern Times, New Delhi: The budget session of Parliament will commence on 29th January,Lok Sabha Secretariat announced on Thursday. Subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session is likely to conclude on 8th April. President Ram Nath Kovind would address the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on January 29.
Union Budget will be presented at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, 1st February. In order to enable the Standing Committees to consider the Demands for Grants of Ministries,Departments and prepare their Reports, the House will adjourn on 15th February, to meet again on 8th March.
The session will be held following all Covid-19 protocols.
The standard operating procedures related to the coronavirus pandemic such as compulsorily wearing masks and maintaining social distancing will be followed during the session and all expected attendees including MPs and staff of the secretariats of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are likely to undergo RT-PCR tests for COVID-19.
Sanitisation of cars and other vehicles entering the parliament complex, files and other equipment will also be done.
Each House is sit for 5 hours on a working day during the Budget session.
The Lok Sabha is to sit in the evenings (4 pm to 9 pm) and the Rajya Sabha in the mornings (9 am to 2 pm). However, for the presidential address and on budget day, the Lok Sabha is likely to be held during the first part of the session and on other days it will be the Rajya Sabha first.