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Lok Sabha Secretariat to Open Lock from Monday

(New Delhi)Lok Sabha Secretariat to Open Lock from Monday
According to the order issued by the Lok Sabha Secret all officers of the joint secretary rank and above will join office. The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were shut on March 24 after both houses were adjourned sine die following the passage of the Finance Bill for 2020-21, bringing a premature end to the budget session of Parliament, which was slated to conclude on April 3.
Besides them, the other staff will work on a rotational basis.

Dr Manmohan Singh Goes on Sick Leave From Rajya Sabha

(New Delhi)Dr Manmohan Singh Goes on Sick Leave From Rajya Sabha
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh sought leave from Rajya Sabha citing ill health, which has been granted by the House.
This was mentioned by Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in the House on Monday.
He further said the former prime minister has requested for grant of leave of absence from March 19.
The House later approved the leave.
The Rajya Sabha will be adjourned sine die on Monday in view of the coronavirus outbreak, Naidu announced in the House. The Budget Session was scheduled to continue till April 3.

Gagoi Takes Oath ,,Minister Justifies ,Senior Disturb Their House

(New Delhi)
Gagoi Takes Oath ,,Minister Justifies ,Senior Disturb Their House
Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Thursday took oath as member of Rajya Sabha amid uproar by opposition members.

As Gogoi reached the designated spot to take the oath, opposition members raised slogans prompting Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu to say that it was unbecoming of members.

Cong Demand For RS Adjournment on Call Surveillance Syphoned to Zero Hr

(New Delhi)Cong Demand For Adjournment on call Surveilance Syphoned to Zero Hr :Rajya Sabha
Opposition Congress on Wednesday raised in Rajya Sabha the order of the telecom department seeking huge call data records in cities such as Delhi, saying it was tantamount to converting India into a surveillance state.
Congress Deputy Leader in the Upper House Anand Sharma gave a notice under Rule 267 seeking adjournment of business of the day to discuss the move but Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu converted it into a Zero Hour mention.
Sharma said under the new guidelines framed by the previous UPA government, after clearance from the Home Secretary, officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP) and above alone were authorised to seek such details from telecom operators.
In addition to this, SPs are required to give a mandatory declaration to District Magistrates (DMs) about the CDRs obtained every month.
Responding to the issue, Law and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said with approval and cooperation of telecom operators, CDR had been sought to deal with call drop issue.
“I want to assure that there is no surveillance, no phone tapping, no call recording,” he said, adding there is no invasion of privacy.

Parliament Houses,as Expected, Faced Adjourned on Issue of Delhi Riots

(New Delhi) Parliament Houses,as Expected, Faced Adjourned on Issue of Delhi Riots
Lok Sabha And Rajya Sabha Proceedings Adjourned Till 2 pm
Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned on Monday till 2 pm
AAP member From Punjab Bhagwant Mann sought to raise the issue of riots in Delhi and was also holding a placard.
But as soon as Speaker Om Birla expressed condolences over Mahto’s death and adjourned the House till 2 pm.
JD(U) member Baidyanath Prasad Mahto, who was elected from Valmiki Nagar in Bihar, died on February 28. He was 72 years old
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, among others, were present in the House.
In Rajya Sabha Also Opposition Demanded permission to raise issue of Delhi Riots and Ghulam Nabi Azad ‘s Comment on the negligence of centre during riots irritated Treasury bench So Speaker Adjourned House Till 2 pm

Samajvadi Party Demands To Double Union Budget For Health :Rajya Sabha

(New Delhi) Samajvadi Party Demands To Double Union Budget For Health
Participating in the discussion on the Union Budget 2020-21 in Rajya Sabha, Ravi Prakash Verma said health allocation should be enhanced from 2.3 per cent of GDP to 5 per cent.
“If you don’t increase your health expenditure you will be defeated after doing everything,”
Referring to Coronavirus outbreak in China, he said what is happening in the neighbouring country cannot be taken lightly and mentioned 2011 Hollywood movie ‘Contagion’ which was based on a similar crisis.
“Health issues could lead to collapse of the economy,” he said.
“Pharma companies’ lobby is active in ministry,” he alleged, but did not elaborate.
He cautioned that 11 crore toilets were built using soakpit method that will contaminate water.

PM Modi And Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Word in Rajya Sabha Expunged

(New Delhi)PM Modi And LOP Ghulam Nabi Azad’s Words in Rajya Sabha Expunged
In a rare move, a word from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in Rajya Sabha was expunged from records.
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was pleased to direct expunction of a certain portion of the proceedings of Rajya Sabha dated February 6 at about 6.20 and 6.30 pm,” a statement issued by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat said.
Modi had made the remark as he launched a strong defence of the NPR saying the country’s population register was being updated with demographic information for better targeting of government’s welfare schemes.
He had targeted the opposition Congress for making a U-turn, saying the party had brought the NPR in 2010 and was later updated in 2015 by adding photographs and some biometric information.
Naidu also expunged a word from Leader of the Opposition and senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad’s statement made after Modi had finished his speech.
Azad had stated that the Congress was in favour of giving citizenship to persecuted migrants from Pakistan but was against framing of a law based on religion.

Fall in Production of Sugar By 24%

(New Delhi) Fall in Production of Sugar By 24%
In the current sugar season 2019-20, the sugar mills in the country have produced about 14.1 million tonnes of sugar till January, 2020, as against 18.6 million tonnes in the corresponding period of previous sugar season, which is down by about 24 per cent.
The decline in sugar production is due to fall in the production of sugarcane mainly in the major sugar producing states of Maharashtra and Karnataka, due to drought in some parts and heavy rains and floods in some other parts of these states.
. In view of sufficient availability of sugar in the country, the sugar prices in the domestic market are expected to remain stable.
This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri Danve Raosaheb Dadarao in Rajya Sabha today.

Senior Parliamentarians Passed Address of President

(New Delhi)Senior Parliamentarians Passed Address of President
Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed a motion thanking the President for his address to the joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament at the start of the Budget Session.
The Upper House passed the resolution after opposition-sponsored amendments were negated.Few Members Raised Many Amendments But Absented So These Were Negated by the Chair
Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to the debate on the motion that lasted over 13 hours.

Dhindsa Resigned From Leadership of SAD in Rajya Sabha

(Chd,Pb)Dhindsa Resigned From Leadership of SAD in Rajya Sabha
Rajya Sabha member Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa (82) said he tendered his resignation to Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday and also informed the same to the party on Friday.
However, he said that he did not give any reason for tendering his resignation
.As per
SAD senior vice president and former minister Dr Daljit Singh Cheema the party had already elected Rajya Sabha MPs Balwinder Singh Bhunder as party’s leader and Naresh Gujral as deputy leader in the Upper House.
In September last year, Dhindsa had resigned as the party’s secretary general and from its core committee, citing health reasons.