Parliament’s Winter Session set to commence in second week of December | Check dates here

Parliament Winter Session
Image Source : PTI Parliament Winter Session 2023.

Parliament Winter Session: The Winter Session of Parliament is set to commence in the second week of December and will conclude ahead of Christmas. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said that the session will commence from December 4 and continue till December 22. 

Joshi further stated that the Winter Session will have a total of 15 sittings and continue for 19 days. “Amid Amrit Kaal looking forward to discussions on Legislative Business and other items during the session,” he added. 

These bills likely to be taken

Three key bills which seek to replace the IPC, CrPC and the Evidence Act are likely to be taken up for consideration during the session as the standing committee on Home has already adopted the three reports recently.

Another key bill pending in Parliament relates to the appointment of the chief election commissioner and election commissioners. Introduced in the Monsoon session, the government had not pushed for its passage in the special session of Parliament amid protests from the Opposition and former chief election commissioners as it seeks to bring on par the status of the CEC and ECs with that of the cabinet secretary. At present, they enjoy the status of a Supreme Court judge.

Parliament Winter Session

The Winter Session is usually held in November or December. It serves as the last parliamentary session of the calendar year. Its main purpose is to ensure a comprehensive review of the government’s policies and initiatives, allowing Members of Parliament to critically analyze their effectiveness. 

This session witnesses the introduction of bills, discussions on pending legislation, and the examination of the government’s performance through questions, motions, and debates. The Winter Session is vital for fostering accountability and transparency in governance.

(With PTI inputs)

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