New Delhi, January 5: The Budget session of Parliament will commence from January 29 and the Union Budget will be presented on February 1, the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs recommended on Friday.
President Ramnath Kovind will address the joint sitting of the both the Houses on January 29 and the Economic Survey will be tabled on the same day, Parliamentary Affairs minister Ananth Kumar said.The first phase of the session will be from January 29 to February 9.
After a recess of over a month, Parliament will meet again from March 5 to April 6, Kumar said.
The Winter session of Parliament ended today with Kumar terming it to be a successful one. “Winter Session of Parliament has been very successful. 22 bills were passed in 14 days. Thirteen bills were passed in Lok Sabha and nine bills in Rajya Sabha.” The Winter Session had commenced on December 15, 2017.
Announcing the adjournment, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said the session, which commenced on December 15, had 13 sittings spread over 61 hours and 48 minutes. The House lost about 15 hours due to disruptions and adjournments.
Important bills passed during the session included the central road fund (amendment) bill, the requisitioning and acquisition of immovable property bill, the national capital territory of Delhi laws (special provisions) second (amendment) bill and the goods and services tax (compensation to states) amendment bill. A bill to hike the salary of high court and Supreme Court judges was also passed.
With inputs from PTI