Andalib Akhter / New Delhi
The Budget session of Parliament concluded today with both the Houses were adjourned sine die. This was a fruitful session on many account as both the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed several important legislations including four bills related to Goods and Services Tax GST and held discussions on several important issues.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described the second part of the Budget session as productive and constructive. She said, the members sat around 29 hours extra to dispose of the urgent government business though over eight hours were wasted due to disruptions.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammed Hamid Ansari said, the issues relating to electoral reforms and Aadhaar witnessed animated debates in the House. He said, the participation of members on back benches in the House in discussions has been remarkable.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar also described the session as productive and fruitful. Addressing media, Mr Kumar said, Lok Sabha functioned 114 per cent while Rajya Sabha 92 per cent during the session which is historic.
Our correspondent reports it was first Budget session which was advanced by a month and the transaction of all financial business related to Budget was completed before 31st March.