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Sources said that the final decision has not been taken yet and discussions are going on at the initial level itself. A final decision is yet to be taken, but there have been suggestions that short sessions will be held in place of two sessions.
The Winter Session of Parliament usually starts in the last week of November or the first week of December while the Budget Session starts from the last week of January and the General Budget is presented on 1 February. The duration of the monsoon session called from September 14 between the epidemic was reduced by eight days and the session ended on September 24. Authorities made elaborate arrangements to deal with Kovid-19 during this session, but many MPs and parliamentarians became infected with the Corona virus.
The meeting arrangements in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were also changed during the monsoon session and both chambers and galleries were used to seat members. The budget session period was also reduced this year due to the threat of the Kovid-19 epidemic. Former Lok Sabha Secretary General PDT Acharya said that it is a tradition to hold three sessions of Parliament in a year. This is not the rule. According to the constitution, there should be no interval of six months or more between two sessions.
Acharya said that if two sessions of Parliament are merged and only two sessions are held this year, then it will not violate any law. The national capital had the highest number of 8593 cases of Kovid-19 on Wednesday. In the last five months, 104 people died on Thursday. The center announced several steps, including conducting a door-to-door survey on Sunday, following a spike in infection cases.