Parliament: LS functioned 110.84% of the time in monsoon session

Q.  According to the government, in the monsoon session, which house of the Parliament worked for more than its scheduled time?
- Published on 16 Aug 16

a. Lower House
b. Upper House
c. Lok Sabha
d. Both a and c are the same

ANSWER: Both a and c are the same
Parliament functioned overtime in the monsoon session with the LS working for 110.84 percent and RS for 99.54 percent of the scheduled time, as per figures shared by the government.
  • During this session, 15 bills were introduced. LS passed all 15 while RS approved 14 including the GST Bill.
  • Some bills were introduced and passed on the same day for example Lokpal Bill, Taxation laws (Amendment) Bill and Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill

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