Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die on Friday, bringing to an end the short Winter Session.
During the session, Lok Sabha passed 12 bills, including the ‘triple talaq’ legislation that seeks to criminalise instant divorce in the Muslim community.
According to union minister Ananth Kumar, the productivity of the Lok Sabha was 91.58 per cent while that of Rajya Sabha was 56.29 per cent.
Important bills passed by the Lok Sabha during the session included the central road fund (amendment) bill, the requisitioning and acquisition of immovable property bill, the national capital territory of Delhi laws (special provisions) second (amendment) bill and the goods and services tax (compensation to states) amendment bill. A bill to hike the salary of high court and Supreme Court judges was also passed.
Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said 16 bills were introduced by the government in the session.
In the Rajya Sabha despite disruptions and adjournments, 9 Government Bills were passed, 19 Private Members’ Bills were introduced and one Private Member’s Bill was discussed at length. The House also deliberated the important issues of the state of economy and employment generation besides the high levels of air pollution in Delhi.
The winter session, which started on December 15 and concluded today on January 5, had 13 sittings spread over a period of 22 days.
(With inputs from agencies)