Budget Session 2017 (Part I) – An Analysis

March 3, 2017

The first Part of the Budget Session 2017 (11th Session of the 16thLok Sabha) commenced on 31st January 2017 with a Parliamentary address by the President of India.  After sitting for 8 days, the first part concluded on 9th February 2017.  For the first time in India, the Union Budget was presented on 1st February 2017, instead of the earlier 28th February. For the first time again, the Railway Budget was presented as part of the Union Budget. 
During the first part of Budget Session 2017, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha functioned for 33.8 hours and 26.6 hours respectively.  Lok Sabha recorded a productivity of 105% and Rajya Sabha 89%.
The second part of the Budget Session 2017 will commence on 9th March 2017 and conclude on 12th April 2017.
The following Members of Lok Sabha are the toppers for the overall tally (Debates + Private Members Bills + Questions) for the period from 1st June 2014 to 9th February 2017.
Name
Debates*
Private Members Bills
Questions
Total
Attendance
%
Shrirang Appa Barne
(SS, Maharashtra)
78
8
695
781
92
Supriya Sule
(NCP, Maharashtra)
52
8
703
763
95
Dhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik
(NCP, Maharashtra)
25
0
704
729
69
* Only initiated debates are considered. Associated debates not included.

Interestingly, at this stage, all the three toppers are from Maharashtra. PreSense congratulates the top performers. 

By K. Srinivasan, Editor in Chief

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