No question hour in monsoon session of Parliament

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Published: September 2,2020 03:29 PM
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September 2, 2020: In the wake of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no Question Hour and private members' business during the Parliament’s monsoon session, according to a notification issued by

September 2, 2020: In the wake of ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, there will be no Question Hour and private members' business during the Parliament’s monsoon session, according to a notification issued by the Rajya Sabha secretariats.



However, zero hour and other proceedings will be held as per schedule. Monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to begin from 14 and conclude on October 1. 



Those who attend the session would be required to follow the necessary coronavirus protocols, including getting tested for Covid-19 within 72 hours.





The government confirmed to ANI that the monsoon session of session of Parliament is to be held on a daily basis with no break even on the weekends. Proceedings of both houses will be held on a daily basis. On the day one, Lok Sabha will be held from 9 am to 1 pm while Rajya Sabha proceedings will be held from 3 pm to 7 pm. After September 14, Rajya Sabha will sit in the first half from 9 pm to 1 pm and Lok Sabha’s proceeding is scheduled from 3pm to 7 pm.



Both the house of the Parliament is to sit for hours daily and every precautionary measure would be taken by the government in view of the pandemic.



Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman already held a meeting with officials and gave instructions in the presence of the Health Ministry officials regarding how COVID-19 guideline should be followed in third monsoon session.