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Lok Sabha members
worked harder than their predecessors in the last decade with
the just concluded budget session registering productivity of
121%. Despite disruptions and adjournments the House of Elders
also did not fare too badly notching productivity of 109%, only
second to the 2009 budget session.
The data compiled by independent think-tank, PRS Legislative
Research, reveals that this LS session surpassed the monsoon
session in 2005 that worked for 110% of the time, while the
highest productivity for RS has been in the 2009 budget session
that worked for 113% of the scheduled time. Productivity is
considered on the number of hours the House sits as compared to
the number of hours scheduled.
Question Hour in Rajya Sabha functioned for 98% of the scheduled
time while Lok Sabha members were able to get responses 88% of
the time. The lowest productivity in the last ten years has been
in winter session of 2010 when LS worked for merely 6% of the
time and RS worked for 2% of the time.
Official data from the parliamentary affairs ministry is also
flattering: LS worked for 123.45% of the time, working an
additional 23 hours 45 minutes while RS registered productivity
of 106.79%. Among the significant bills that have passed include
the Insurance Laws (amendment) bill, Motor Vehicles (amendment)
bill and Citizenship (amendment) bill.
Commenting on the passing of mines and minerals bill and the
coal mines bill that replace ordinances parliamentary affairs
minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, "The Parliament has enabled the
beginning of a new era of transparent governance in the country
by ending the government's discretion in allocation of minerals
which has come to be a cesspool of corruption and malpractices.
I would rate these two legislations at the top of the major
outcomes of the Budget session so far. Passing of the insurance
bill hiking FDI in insurance sector, is the next major outcome
and I thank the Congress party for their support."
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