The new parliamentary session will begin on Monday, September 18, 2023. Vice President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankhar hoisted the national flag at the new Parliament building on Sunday morning, a development seen as a precursor to the change of parliament to its new home during the session.
The government will hold an all-party meeting later in the day to brief chamber leaders from different parties on the situation and listen to their views before the meeting.
What’s on the agenda?
The most prominent feature of the agenda laid out was a special discussion on the 75-year journey of Parliament starting with the ‘Samvidhan Sabha’ (Constitutional Assembly).
The government has also included the bill on the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other election commissioners for review and approval during the session. The bill was introduced in the Union House during the last monsoon session and drew protests from the opposition as it sought to align the service conditions of the chief election commissioner and two election commissioners with those of cabinet secretaries instead of Supreme Court judges. together. Current situation.
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The successful holding of the G20 summit in the capital during India’s rotating presidency has increased Modi’s appeal and will be a major talking point for the finance minister during the meeting.
Apart from the discussion on ’75 Years of Parliamentary Journey from Samvidhan Sabha – Achievements, Experiences, Memories and Learning’ scheduled for September 18, other listed matters in the Lok Sabha include ‘Advocate (Amendment) 2023 ) Bill” and “The Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023” The “Journal Publishing and Registration Bill 2023” was passed by the Federal House of Representatives on August 3, 2023.
In addition, according to the official announcement, the “Post Office Bill 2023” has also been included in the business of the Lok Sabha. The bill was earlier introduced in the Federal House of Representatives on August 10, 2023.
The business list is tentative and more items can be added.
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Announcing the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi described it as a “special meeting”. But the government later made it clear that this was a regular session, the 13th session of the current Lok Sabha and the 261st session of the Federal House.
Staff across parliament are preparing to wear new uniforms, a signal from the government that the move to the new building could mark a new beginning in more ways than one.
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