The monsoon session of Parliament will be held from July 18 to August 10, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said. The session will comprise 18 working days
The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs.
During the session, which will have 18 working days, the government is expected to push for bills including those related to triple talaq and constitutional status for the National Commission for Other Backward Classes.
The previous Parliamentary session – the budget session in April – was mostly a washout. During that session, the Lok Sabha (LS) spent just 1% of its allotted time on legislative business even as the Rajya Sabha (RS) spent 6%.
The actual hours that the Houses sat as against those available was 21% for the LS and 27% for the RS. In all, 250 hours were wasted while issues like the PNB scam and alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act couldn’t come up for discussion.