NEW DELHI || Amid growing cases of Coronavirus in the country, the monsoon sessions of the parliament will get underway from Monday. Owing to restrictions and special procedures due to the pandemic, the session will be held in two shifts - 9 AM to 1 PM and 3 PM to 7 PM, an official informed.
Barring the first day, the Rajya Sabha will sit in the morning shift and the Lok Sabha will sit in the evening. The session is slated to take up 47 items during its 18 scheduled sittings till October 1.
The House will also take up eleven Bills to replace the ordinances that are in place for now.
These include the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020 and the Salary and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020, Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill, 2020, the Indian Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Some other new Bills that are likely to be introduced before the Parliament during the monsoon session, include the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Foreign Contribution (Regulation)Amendment Bill, 2020, Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the Pension Fund Regulatory And Development Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2020, the National Commission for Allied and Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020, the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Amendment Bill, 2020 and the Jammu and Kashmir Official Language, Bill, 2020.
There will be no Question Hour and Private Members' Bills will not be taken up in the upcoming Session. The Zero Hour will be there and the un-starred questions will be laid on the table. All the lawmakers are being tested for COVID and on Sunday four MP's tested positive.