The 2016 Indian budget session that started on April 25, 2016 concluded today while the Lok Sabha was adjourned on May 11,2016.The complete budget session being quite productive as per the Minister Shri M.A.Naqvi. AS far as the exiting 2016 Indian budget session is concerned, the minister categorically stated “Contrary to forecasts in some media and political circles, this session has been by and large productive and fruitful despite the heat generated on some issues of wider implications.
Shri Naqvi informed that productivity of Lok Sabha during this Session has been 117.58% and that of Rajya Sabha at 86.68%. Ten Bills were passed in Lok Sabha and 12 in Rajya Sabha.
Giving an account of the efforts made by the Government towards legislation and functioning of Parliament over the last two years, Shri Naqvi informed that the number of sittings of both the Houses and Bills passed by the Lower House have improved during this period. Elaborating on this, he stated that
Out of the 8 sessions of the 16th Lok Sabha so far, productivity of the House (working hours as against available time) has been more than 100% in respect of six sessions. Productivity of Rajya Sabha has been more than 100% in respect of 2 sessions and over 80% in case of another three sessions during the last two years.
On a caomparative note for the efficiency of the existing government compared to the past, the minister elaborated on the fact that
Rajya Sabha held 71 sittings and passed over 41 Bills per year as against 67 sittings and 45 Bills per year during 2004-14. Lok Sabha passed 96 Bills and Rajya Sabha cleared 83 Bills during the last two years.Lok Sabha held 75 sittings and passed 48 Bills per year as against 70 sittings and 45 Bills per year during 2004-14.
2016 Budget Session Summary