Lok Sabha productivity at 10-year high
The Hindu, March 16, 2015
The current budget
session is likely to be the most productive for the Lok Sabha in
over a decade, according to official data. Both Houses of
Parliament have worked for more than their scheduled time, so
The Lok Sabha worked
for 113 per cent of its scheduled time as of Friday night,
Parliament data compiled by the independent, non-partisan
research group, PRS Legislative Research shows. This is the most
productive it has been since 2002.
The Rajya Sabha also
worked for more than its sanctioned time ? its productivity is
at 104 per cent ? but has achieved this milestone on a few
occasions in the recent past, including the first session of the
16th Lok Sabha and the first session of the 15th Lok Sabha.
On most days,
Parliament was able to start without question hour being
disrupted; it functioned for 78 per cent of the time in the Lok
Sabha and 98 per cent of the time in the Rajya Sabha.
In all, the Lok
Sabha passed 20 Bills this session. All six ordinances passed by
the National Democratic Alliance government before the beginning
of the session have been passed by the Lok Sabha, and three of
these have been passed by both Houses.
Legislative business has been significantly slower in the Rajya
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