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Productivity of Lok Sabha in Winter Session 47 pc, Rajya Sabha 27pc: Tomar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The productivity of was about 47 per cent and 27 per cent in the just-concluded Winter Session of Parliament, said Thursday, describing the passage of the quota bill a "special achievement".

According to data collated by think-tank PRS Legislative Research, productivity of Parliament during the session was the "third lowest" in the 16th

"Special achievement of this session of Parliament was that both houses passed the 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill, that seeks to provide 10 per cent reservation people from economic weaker sections.

"It has been a historical achievement. This was an aspiration of crores of underprivileged Indian citizens," he said while addressing a press conference in Parliament.

Tomar thanked all members of Parliament who supported this bill, in the marathon debate in both Houses, and passed it with majority.

Talking about the pending bills in Rajya Sabha, for Parliamentary Affairs said the government is committed to the passage of the triple talaq bill and the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Lok Sabha, which provided 17 sittings spread over a period of 29 days, was adjourned sine die on Tuesday, while Rajya Sabha, which provided 18 sittings over a period of 30 days, was adjourned sine die on Wednesday.

"The productivity of was about 47 per cent and that of was about 27 per cent," Tomar said.

During the session, 17 bills -- 12 in Lok Sabha and five in -- were introduced.

Five bills were passed by both Houses of Parliament and four pending bills were withdrawn in Rajya Sabha,

The bills withdrawn are the (Amendment) Bill, the (Amendment) Bill, the (Amendment) Bill, and the (Amendment) Bill.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 15:00 IST