First Part of Budget Session, 2017 Ends

The Budget Session, 2017 of Parliament commenced on Tuesday, 31st January, 2017 and subject to exigencies of government business, will be adjourned sine die on Wednesday, 12th April, 2017. Both the Houses have been adjourned for recess for a period of 27 days on Thursday, 9th February, 2017 to reassemble on Thursday, 9th March, 2017 to enable the Departmentally related Standing Committees to examine the Demands for Grants relating to various Ministries/Departments.

Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri Ananthkumar informed that the first part of the Budget Session yielded a total of 7 sittings of Lok Sabha and 8 sittings of the Rajya Sabha. The productivity of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in terms of utilization of time during the first part of Budget Session is 112.65%* and 96.74%* respectively. The Minister appreciated the cooperation received from all the members of both Houses in running the Business smoothly and hoped that the second part of the Budget session 2017 would also receive such cooperation from all the members of Parliament.

The Budget Session, 2017 being the first Session of the year, the President addressed the both Houses of Parliament assembled together in terms of Article 87(1) of the Constitution on 31st January, 2017 and informed the Parliament of the causes of its summons. The Motion of Thanks on the President Address in Lok Sabha was moved by Dr. Mahesh Sharma and seconded by Shri Virendra Singh. In Rajya Sabha, it was moved by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and seconded by Shri Dr. Vinay P. Sahasrabuddhe. It was discussed and adopted by the two Houses during first part of the Session.

During the first part of Session, the Union Budget for 2017-18 was presented on Wednesday, the 1stFebruary, 2017. General Discussion on the Union Budget were held in both the Houses.

During the first part of the Budget Session, 2017, 5 Bills (5 in Lok Sabha) were introduced. 2 Bills were passed by Lok Sabha and 1 Bills was passed by Rajya Sabha. Total number of Bills passed by both Houses of Parliament during the Session is 2.


The Finance Bill, 2017

The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017

The Indian Institutes of Management Bill, 2017

The Repealing and Amending Bill, 2017


The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2017.

The Specified Bank Notes (Cessation of Liabilities) Bill, 2017