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The 'humble beginnings' v/s 'rich families' in Rajya Sabha

The 'humble beginnings' v/s 'rich families' in Rajya Sabha

However, taking a contrarian view, research body PRS Legislative Research claimed that the Lok Sabha worked for 67 per cent of the scheduled hours and the Rajya Sabha for 72 per cent, agencies reported. The Upper House passed nine bills.

The monsoon session of Parliament on Friday came to an end with Rajya Sabha working for almost 79.95% of the scheduled hours and the Lok Sabha clocking a shade lesser sitting for 77.94% of its allotted time. The session saw the election of Ram Nath Kovind as the president of India and M. Venkaiah Naidu as the vice president and chairman of Rajya Sabha.

Ananth Kumar said though time was lost to disruptions, members compensated by sitting extra hours.

Productivity is the ratio between the scheduled number of hours and the number of hours the house actually worked.

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"There was no affect on the legislative business, as both houses passed several bills", he said. Two Bills extending the GST regime to Jammu and Kashmir were among the 13 that were passed. The Rajya Sabha, on the other hand, spent almost 42% of its time on discussing non-legislative businesses, including incidents of mob violence in the country, agricultural crisis and foreign policy, reported The Times of India. These included a Bill seeking to address rising loan defaults and another setting up Indian Institutes of Information Technology under a public-private partnership model. Of these 46 starred questions were answered orally.

Six Congress members were suspended from the Lok Sabha for hurling papers at the Speaker in this session.

The Question Hour could not be taken up on three days due to ruckus and interruptions in the House over one or the other issue. Rajya Sabha passed the Bill on Wednesday.

During the session, only the Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill, 2017 was introduced and referred to a joint committee of parliament. This prompted protests from MPs who complained that they did not get the time to study the Bill, and that the reference to a Joint Committee would bypass scrutiny of the Bill by the Parliamentary Committee on Finance.

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Also, 113 reports/statements of various Parliamentary Committees including those of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees were presented or laid on the Table of the House. Approximately 55 hours were devoted to discussing the agrarian crisis, suicides by farmers, floods, mob violence, lynching, and atrocities on Dalits and minorities in both Houses.

Ahluwalia said the dip in productivity in percentage terms did not affect legislative business done by the two houses, as the Lok Sabha passed 14 bills and the Rajya Sabha nine bills.

The session also saw External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj speak on the stand-off with China along the country's border in Sikkim, as the upper house took up a discussion on India's foreign policy.

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