Union Minister Pralhad Josh said that the parliamentary budget session will start on January 31 and end on April 6. Nirmala Sitharaman, the finance minister, will deliver the Union Budget 2023–24 before the Parliament on February 1.
There will be 27 sittings stretched over 66 days, with a break in between, according to Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Joshi.
The break will take place between February 14 and March 12 to provide department-related Parliamentary Standing Committees time to review grant requests and submit findings pertaining to respective ministries and departments, he noted.
In the Central Hall of Parliament, President Droupadi Murmu will address a combined session of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha to start the session. Since being appointed to the position of President in July of last year, this will be the President’s first speech to both Houses.
On the first day of the budget session, the Economic Survey will also be presented to the two Houses, according to an earlier report by ANI.
The two Houses will consider the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address before discussing the budget during the first portion of the budget session. While Sitharaman will respond to the discussion of the budget, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address.
In the second section, in addition to the legislative agenda, the main emphasis will be on the requests for funds made by several ministries.
Out of the nine bills that were introduced in the Lower House during the Winter Session of Parliament, seven were passed in the Lok Sabha before the session ended six days early on December 23 due to the opposition’s demand for a discussion on the Tawang conflict.