Parliament session begins Feb
23, Union budget on Feb 28
January 21, 2015
The budget session
of Parliament, in which the government seeks to convert six
recent ordinances into legislations, is set to commence from
February 23 and will conclude on May 8 with a month-long recess.
The general budget
will be presented on Saturday, February 28. Before that the
railway budget will be presented on February 26 followed by the
Economic Survey on February 27.
The cabinet committee on parliamentary affairs which met in
Delhi on Wednesday recommended to the President the schedule of
the budget session.
The first part of
the session will continue till March 20. The second part of the
session will commence after a month-long recess from April 20.
The session will conclude on May 8, official sources said.
The recess period of
the session is utilised by parliamentary committees to examine
the budget proposals of the various ministries.
The session will
begin with the address of Pranab Mukherjee to the joint sitting
of the two Houses. The Motion of Thanks to the President's
address will be debated on February 24 and 25. If the Motion is
not passed in the two days, it will be taken up later.
A senior minister
said that in the past too, Budget has been presented on a
During the session, government will push for passage of bills on
six ordinances promulgated recently.
include those on coal, mines and minerals, e-rickshaws,
amendment to Citizenship Act, Land Acquisition and the one on
FDI in insurance sector.
"We have decided to
highlight the number of ordinances issued by Congress
governments during tenures of (Jawaharlal) Nehru, Indira Gandhi
and Rajiv Gandhi," parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah
Naidu told reporters after the meeting.
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