The Monsoon session of parliament in New Delhi will begin from July 20, Pralhad Joshi, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced on Saturday. The monsoon session is scheduled to conclude on August 11.
While the 2023 Monsoon session of parliament will start in the old parliament building, it will shift to the new parliament building mid-way, according to Press Trust of India.
While announcing the schedule for the upcoming parliamentary session, the minister Pralhad Joshi urged political parties to be contributive towards productive deliberations in the parliament.
“Monsoon Session, 2023 of Parliament will commence from 20th July and continue till 11th August. Urge all parties to contribute towards productive discussions on Legislative Business and other items during the Monsoon Session,” he wrote.
The session will be spread across 23 days and will have 17 sittings, he said in another tweet in Hindi.
2023 Monsoon Session: What is expected?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, currently in its ninth year, is expected to introduce bill for the much expected and equally anticipated Uniform Civil Code during the upcoming Monsoon session of the parliament.
The Uniform Civil Code calls for the formulation of one law for India. It would apply to all religious communities on several matters, like marriage, divorce, inheritance, maintenance, and adoption.
During the session, the government is also expected to bring a bill to replace the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Ordinance which effectively nullified the Supreme Court judgement that gave the government of Delhi a greater legislative and administrative control over “services” matter.
The government will try an early passage of the bill, Press Trust of India reported.
The National Research Foundation Bill, cleared by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, is also likely to be introduced.
The proposed foundation will be a new funding agency to boost the research competence of world’s most populous nation in areas of science and technology.