Budget 2022: General budget will be presented on February 1, Corona and elections in 5 states will not affect

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New Delhi
The Budget Session of Parliament will begin on January 31, when the President will address a joint sitting of both the Houses, and will conclude on April 8. The Lok Sabha Secretariat gave this information on Friday. The Union Budget for the financial year 2022-23 will be presented on February 1. The Economic Survey will be tabled on January 31 after the President addresses a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament.

The Bulletin of the Lok Sabha Secretariat states that, “The Eighth Session of the 17th Lok Sabha will begin on January 31. Considering the work of the government, the session can be concluded on April 8. The first phase of the budget session will continue till February 11. After this, after a month’s holiday, the second phase of the session will start from March 14 and will continue till April 8. During the holiday period, the Department-linked Parliamentary Committees review aspects of the budgetary allocation to the Ministries concerned.

Assembly elections in 5 states will start from February 10
The first phase of the budget session of Parliament is being held when the campaigning for the assembly elections of five states is going on in full swing. Voting for the first phase will be held on February 10 and for the last phase on March 7. By the time the second phase of the session begins after the holiday, the results of the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand will be out. The counting of votes for these five states will take place on March 10.

Negative report of Corona will be necessary for MPs
Sources said that in view of the increase in the cases of infection of Kovid-19, it will be necessary for the MPs entering the Parliament premises to have a negative report of RT-PCR test and a certificate of complete vaccination. It is noteworthy that in the year 2020, the entire monsoon session of Parliament was held under the Kovid protocol, when the Rajya Sabha meeting was held in the first half and the Lok Sabha meeting in the latter. The same protocol was followed in the first phase of the budget session of 2021. For the second phase of the budget session of the year 2021 and the monsoon session and winter session in the same year, the meeting of both the houses was held as per the normal time. During this it was ensured to sit at a distance.

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