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Budget session marked with disruptions (Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper II)

Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die; over 240 hours of work lost
Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned sine die, as budget session ended amid repeated disruptions.

The Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die soon after it met at 11 a.m. on Friday, marking the end of a session in which 127 hours of work were lost to protests over varied issues. The Rajya Sabha saw 120 working hours being wasted.

 

What is adjournment sine die?
Adjournment refers to a short recess in the proceedings of Parliament. It is an act of house and is exercised by Presiding officer of the house. Normally, the house is adjourned with a date and time fixed for the next meeting. When the house is adjourned for indefinite period (i.e., without deciding the time for reassembly), then the adjournment is called sine die.

(Adapted from The Hindu)



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