Budget 2022: FM Nirmala Sitharaman to begin Budget session today, Check details here

The Budget session of Parliament is set to begin today, President Ram Nath Kovind will address both the houses in the Central Hall at 11 am.

The Budget Session of Parliament will commence today and is scheduled to terminate on April 8. President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to address both Houses in the Central Hall at 11 am. Half an hour post-President’s Address, the Lok Sabha will sit for the transaction of business.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Economic Survey for 2021-2022 in the Parliament today, a day before she tables Union Budget 2022. The Economic Survey is likely to be a single volume report this year, projecting growth of around 9% for the coming fiscal year.

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The brief timeline of Union Budget 2022 is here:

  1. The first day of the Budget 2022 will be of President Ram Nath Kovind address to members of both houses.
  2. As per the Secretariat, the Economic Survey 2021-22 will be raised by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Lok Sabha on January 21, while the Budget will be presented by her on February 1st, at 11 am.
  3. During the first two days of the Budget Session, there won’t be Zero Hour and Question Hour in both Houses of Parliament.
  4. This time both houses will sit for one hour less per session of the total 27 sessions due to staggered sittings amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. In the First part of the session after the Budget presentation (Feb 2-11), the release stated, 40 hours of normal time will be available for various Businesses such as Question, Private Members’ Business, Discussion on Motion of Thanks, General Discussion on Union Budget, etc.
  6.   Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has called a virtual meeting of leaders of parties and groups at 5 pm today to discuss the agenda for this Budget session.
  7. Keeping in view the threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, elaborate arrangements have been made in the Lok Sabha Chamber and other parts of the Parliament House Complex.

To ensure the norms of social distancing, members will be allotted seats in Lok Sabha Chamber (282), Lok Sabha Galleries (except Press Gallery) (148), Rajya Sabha Chamber (60) and Rajya Sabha Gallery (51),” it added. Arrangements have been made for COVID vaccination and testing in the Complex for Members of Parliament and other visitors.