Rajya Sabha Budget Session Most Productive Of The Last 17 Sessions: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Rajya Sabha Budget Session Most Productive Of The Last 17 Sessions: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Commending the members and leaders for turning around the Rajya Sabha as a functional house breaking away from the disruptive past, the Chairman of the Upper House, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said that the just concluded Budget session was the most productive of the last 17 sessions, reports Hindu Businessline.

“With a productivity (utilisation of the available time) of 104.92 per cent, this Session is the most productive of the last 17 Sessions,” Naidu told the house ahead of the sine die adjournment of the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday (7 August).

“The House reporting 100 per cent or more productivity for the first time in the last five years. The 232nd Session in 2014 reported 105.47 per cent productivity. During the last five sessions, productivity of the Rajya Sabha ranged from a low of 7.44 per cent to a maximum of 65.60 per cent,” he said.

Naidu also informed that the 249th session of the Upper House witnessed passage of as many as 32 Bills, which was the highest in last 17 years and the fifth best in 41 years.

He added that with a total duration of 195 hours spent on transacting business over 35 sittings, this budget Session turned out to be the best of 36 Sessions during the last 11 years.