Monsoon session of Parliament from September 14 amid social distancing norms

The media on Tuesday said that the monsoon session of Parliament, which will be the first since the coronavirus lockdown was declared in March, will run from September 14 to October 1 adding that proceedings of both Houses would take place without leave and on Saturdays and Sundays.

Citing government sources reports said that each house would sit for four hours per day – with one session in the morning and another in the afternoon. This will provide for a total of 18 sittings across the monsoon session, sources added.

Parliament will function on weekends (and there will be no leave) to ensure that MPs do not return to their constituencies amid the pandemic and either get infected themselves or bring the virus back with them.

Among various measures and restrictions to be imposed to guard against the COVID-19 threat are the use of chambers and galleries of both Houses for the sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, the reports added.