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Budget session of Parliament to start from Feb 23

Budget session of Parliament to start from Feb 23

| | 04 Feb 2016, 01:24 pm
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IBNS) Budget session of Parliament will begin from Feb 23 and will continue till May 13, officials said on Thursday.

The Annual Budget will be declared on Feb 29.

It is subject to exigencies of Government Business with recess from Mar 17 till Apr 24 enable the Department Related Standing Committees examine the Budget proposals of different ministries and departments.

The details of Budget session schedule were informed by the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs M.Venkaiah Naidu, after the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs firmed up the schedule today.

Naidu further stated that the session opens with the Address of President Pranab Mukherjee to the Members of both the Houses at a Joint Sitting in the Central Hall of Parliament on Feb 23, 2016.

Presentation of Railway Budget will be on Feb 25, Economic Survey the next day and General Budget on Feb 29.

"Budget session will have a total of 31 sittings spread over a total duration of 81 days. Budget session of Parliament this year will run full course with recess in between unlike in 2011 when the recess was done away with on account of Assembly elections in five states that are going to polls this year also. These states are ; Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, West Bengal and Assam," read a government statement.

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