New Delhi: The Budget Session of Parliament, scheduled to begin on January 31 and February 1, will not have the Zero Hour and Question Hour at both of its Houses, Asian News International reported.
A Parliament Bulletin informed that on January 31 and February 1, 2022, there should be no Zero hour due to the President's address. Matters of urgent public interest will be taken up from February 2022. However, members could table notices on February one between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm either online or through Parliamentary Notice Office.
According to Parliament Rules and Procedures, both Question Hour and Zero Hour are held every day for an hour each. In Lok Sabha, Question Hour starts the day at !11:00 am and is followed by Zero Hour, but in Rajya Sabha, it is the other way round.
The Budget Session will commence to both Houses after President Ram Nath Kovind's address in the Central Hall. After the President' address on January 31, the economic survey will be tabled.
On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman will present the Union budget 2022-23, and it would be a paperless budget.
Meanwhile, experts from the education sector expect provisions for better infrastructure as well as better integration of technologies into early childhood learning as the pandemic has seriously damaged the education sector and digital classes gathered mileage, The Indian Express reported. Some opined that GST on educational services should be brought down from the existing 18 per cent to 5 per cent. Also, the budget allocation for education has never gone past 6 per cent, despite many promises. According to them, education deserves more.