Published on 15/03/2022 4:37:53 P | Source: ANI

Budget Session: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu lauds efforts of Standing Committee discussing ‘Demands For Grants’

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New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on March 14 lauded the efforts of the Standing Committees for examining the ‘Demand for Grants’. During the 30-day break between the two sessions Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committees (DRSCs) have examined the Demands for Grants of various ministries for the year 2022-23. Speaking on day one of the second part of the Budget Session, the Rajya Sabha Chairman said, “The eight Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committees (DRSCs) of Rajya Sabha have held a total of 21 meetings for a total duration of 73 hours 33 minutes and examined the Demands for Grants of 18 Ministries encompassing 32 Departments. I am happy to share with you all that the average duration of these 21 meetings was 3 hours and 30 minutes per meeting which is the best in this regard so far. This marked an increase of one hour seventeen minutes per meeting, a rise of 56 per cent over that of last year.” “3 committees met for an average duration of over 4 hours per meeting. Committee on Education reported the highest average duration of 4 hours 48 min per meeting, followed by the one on Personnel and Public Grievances with 4 hours 39 min and Committee on Commerce with 4 hours 8 minimum. However, there has been a decline in the average attendance of meetings this year from that of last year. I understand that the recent assembly elections were a major factor that pulled down the attendance,” he added.