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Budget session of Parliament starts from January 31, Union Budget from February 1

New Delhi | The CCPA-Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has recommended the commencement of the Budget Session of Parliament from January 31. Sources gave this information on Friday.

The budget is to be presented on February 1. The President is likely to address the joint sitting on January 31 and the Economic Survey will be tabled in the House on the same day.

The session will be held in two parts – the first part will end on February 11 and then the House will resume after a break on March 14.

The proceedings of the session will be held in the middle of the elections in five states and the notification for the first phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh has been issued by the Election Commission.

The session will be conducted amidst the Kovid protocol. On Tuesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inspected the Parliament House Complex (PHC) to take stock of the health safety measures in light of the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the country.

Birla visited the COVID-19 Testing Facility set up at Parliament House Annexe for Members of Parliament, officers and staff of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and reviewed the preparedness there.

The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and the Speaker of the Lok Sabha directed the General Secretaries of both the Houses to suggest measures for the safe conduct of the upcoming budget session.

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