The monsoon session of the Lower House adjourns sine die on Friday. Regarded as the ‘highly productive’ session of the parliament ends after 20 sittings.
Lok Sabha passed the resolution on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir to restore peace in the valley.
The house passed the resolution on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir observing the unrest in Kashmir valley which has been ongoing for a while, Congress leader Mallikarian Kharge suggested that the house should pass a resolution.
Rajnath Singh responded him and said that the Rajya Sabha passed a similar resolution and the government was willing to pass the same in the Lok Sabha too.
The resolution, read by the Speaker, said that “This house expresses serious concern over the violence in Kashmir Valley. This house earnestly appeals to all sections of society in India to work for the early restoration of normalcy and harmony.”
“It is equally an imperative that urgent steps are taken to restore order and peace for the alleviation of the sufferings of the people,” the resolution read.
The speaker of Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan in her farewell speech termed the session as highly productive and fruitful.
The honorable speaker of Lower House told that the house lost over 6 hours and 33 minutes of time due to disruption leading to forced adjournments; it had a setback for over 18 hours to discuss various important issues. The Lok Sabha in its 20 sittings passed almost 13 legislation.
Mahajan said that many important bills were debated and passed including Goods and Services Tax bill (GST), Constitutional Amendment, the Bills which were passed include Benami Transactions (Prohibition) bill, Taxation laws (Amendment) bill, Factories (Amendment) bill, Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill and the Indian Medical Council (Amendment) bill.
Also, bills like Indian Medical Council (Amendment) and Dentists (Amendment) Bills to replace the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) ordinances were also passed.
The Lok Sabha in its due course of sittings discussed issues including violence in Kashmir, price rise, sustainable development goals and dalit atrocities. The session had begun on 18th Jul, 2016 and the Lok Sabha sat for 121 hours.
According to the Speaker, on an average the house took at least five questions every day during its 20 sittings.
“We had verbally answered 99 questions, just one short of hundred,” she told the Lok Sabha.
The house also sat for extra hours to compensate for loss of working time, Mahajan said.
PM Narendra Modi, Congress leader Manmohan Singh and some other leaders thanked the chairman for regulating the house exercises. Both the houses of parliament adjourned their sessions.