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Budget session to commence on Jan 31; budget to be presented on Feb 1

Budget session to commence on Jan 31; budget to be presented on Feb 1

The Budget session of the Parliament will commence on January 31 as per the recommendation of the CCPA- Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, sources informed on Friday.

The Budget is to be presented on February 1. The joint sitting on January 31 is likely to be addressed by the President. The economic survey will be tabled in the House on the same day.

The session will be conducted in two parts and will fall in between the elections in five states. The first part will end on February 11 after which it will again resume on March 14 after a break.

The session will be conducted amid Covid protocol. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inspected the Parliament House Complex (PHC) on Tuesday to check the health safety-related measures because of the spike in Covid-19 cases across the country. He also visited the Covid-19 testing facility set up in Parliament House Annexe for the Members of Parliament, officers, and staff of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and reviewed the preparations.

"Both the Rajya Sabha chairman and the Lok Sabha speaker have directed the secretary generals to review adequacy of the Covid protocol followed during last the Winter Session in the current situation and submit a proposal in this regard at the earliest," sources said.

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