RS Speaker, LS Speaker looks for alternatives to conduct the Monsoon Session of Parliament. India news


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new Delhi: Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu And Lok Sabha Sources said that Speaker Om Birla discussed the possibilities of accommodating MPs in both houses during a session on Monday.
The two Presiding Officers inspected the chambers and galleries of both the houses when the seating capacity was reviewed, when physical-safety norms were followed.
Sources said the visit came after two hours of discussion on using the chambers of both houses to conduct the proceedings of each house.
Sources said that the proposal was that the members of the Lok Sabha would be sitting in the chambers and galleries of both the houses during the session and the same would be the case with the Rajya Sabha.
He said that members who cannot be accommodated in their houses and galleries will be seated in the chambers and galleries of the second house.
The Rajya Sabha chamber and its galleries can accommodate 127 members, which ensures physical-security norms, while the Lok Sabha chamber and its gallery can accommodate around 290 members.
Sources say that if this option is used then various logistic and technical issues have to be addressed. Monsoon Session, likely next month.
These include enabling the participation of members of one sitting in the other house through audio-visual connectivity, audio facilities for members sitting in galleries, simultaneous interpretation, taking votes if necessary, enabling live telecast of proceedings of each house Doing and arranging is included. Media.
Sources said that the Secretary-Generals have been asked to examine all the issues, before taking a final decision, also considering other options.
During this, Naidu Reviewed the seating and other arrangements for administering oath / oath of new members of Rajya Sabha to be held on Wednesday.
So far, 42 out of 61 new members have confirmed their participation in the oath ceremony to be held inside the Chamber of the Upper House.



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