New Delhi: Amid disruptions, including those for demanding the resignation of union minister Ajay Mishra Teni over the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, the Lok Sabha recorded 82 per cent productivity. In comparison, the Rajya Sabha, which saw more disruptions, recorded a far lesser 48 per cent productivity.
In all, 11 Bills were passed by the two Houses, including the one to repeal the three contentious farm laws passed by the Parliament last year, and the equally contentious Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021, that seeks to allow electoral registration officers to seek the Aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters for the purpose of establishing identity.
The two Houses were adjourned sine die a day ahead of the schedule.
The Winter Session commenced on November 29 and was scheduled to adjourn on Thursday. Union ministers Pralhad Joshi, Arjun Ram Meghwal and V. Muraleedharan said that the session was curtailed one day earlier than scheduled on completion of essential government business.
The government said that “in view of protests by a group of farmers and in order to take everyone together on the path of inclusive growth and development in the 75th Year of India’s Independence”, the Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021, was introduced and passed to repeal the three farm laws namely, Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 passed by Parliament in September 2020 with “the objective of overall development of farmers”.
In all, the session provided 18 sittings spread over a period of 24 days. During the Session, 13 Bills (12 Bills in Lok Sabha and 1 Bill in Rajya Sabha) were introduced. As many as 11 Bills were passed by both the Houses of Parliament
The Appropriation Bill relating to the Supplementary Demands for Grants for the year 2021- 22 which was passed by Lok Sabha, transmitted to Rajya Sabha and will be deemed to have been passed by both Houses after the expiry of 14 days under Article 109(5), the government said.
Two short duration discussions under Rule 193 were held in Lok Sabha on Covid-19 pandemic and various aspects related to it, and Climate Change. In the Rajya Sabha one discussion on the situation arising out of cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19 virus in the country was held.