During the first two days of the budget session, there will be no Zero Hour or Question Hour in both Houses of Parliament, according to a Parliamentary Bulletin issued on Saturday.
The budget session of Parliament will begin on January 31 with President Droupadi Murmu’s speech to both Houses in the Central Hall.
The Union Budget will be delivered in Lok Sabha on the second day of the session by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The budget will thereafter be introduced in the Rajya Sabha.
“Members of Parliament are informed that owing to the address of the President to both Houses assembled together on January 31 and the presentation of the Union Budget on February 1, there will be no “Zero Hour” on both days,” the bulletin stated.
It further says, “Members are also informed that matters of urgent public importance raised during “Zero Hour” will be taken up on February 2, 2023.”
Both Houses will debate the “Motion of Thanks to the President Address” beginning February 2, to which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will respond in both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.
The budget session will continue until February 13.
The second phase of the budget session will begin following a hiatus on March 13 and last until April 6.
During this section, the demand for grants for various ministries will be discussed and the Union Budget will be passed. During this time, the government will also deal with other legislative matters.