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Parliament's Winter Session Ends Earlier, Both Houses Adjourned Sine Die

A total of seven bills passed by Lok Sabha and nine bills passed by Rajya Sabha, says Pralhad Joshi, Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines

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The winter session of Parliament which commenced on 07 December 2022 has been adjourned sine die on Friday. 

Speaking about the winter session, Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Prahlad Joshi stated that it provided 13 sittings spread over a period of 17 days.

According to the minister, a total of nine bills were passed by both houses of Parliament. 

The minister said that the session, which was originally scheduled to have 17 sittings from 07 to 29 December, was curtailed due to the completion of essential government business and on the recommendations of Business Advisory Committees (BACs) of both houses.  

Notably, BACs of the houses took cognisance of the demands and sentiments of members of Parliament across party lines for Christmas and year-end celebrations. 

During the session, the first batch of supplementary demands for grants for 2022-23 and demands for an excess grant for 2019-20 was discussed and voted in full and the related appropriation bills were introduced, discussed and passed by Lok Sabha on 14 December. 

Rajya Sabha returned these bills on 21 December after a debate of about 9 hours, said Joshi.

The minister added that during the session nine bills were introduced in Lok Sabha. A total of seven bills were passed by Lok Sabha and nine bills were cleared by Rajya Sabha. 

"Total number of Bills passed by both houses during the session is nine," he said. 

Meanwhile, the productivity of Lok Sabha was approximately 97 per cent and that of Rajya Sabha was about 103 per cent.