Government calls all-party meeting on January 30 ahead of Budget Session

24 January, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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The administration has summoned an all-party conference ahead of Parliament's Budget Session, which begins on January 31.

The administration has summoned an all-party conference ahead of Parliament’s Budget Session, which begins on January 31. The regular meeting, convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, is set for noon on January 30 at the Parliament Annexe Building.

During the meeting, the government will seek cooperation from all parties to ensure that Parliament runs smoothly. Opposition parties are also likely to address topics that are important to them throughout the session. On January 30 afternoon, NDA floor leaders will gather to strategize floor cooperation. The Budget Session, which will be heavily focused on the government’s financial agenda, will be divided into two sections.

The administration has summoned an all-party conference ahead of Parliament’s Budget Session, which begins on January 31. The regular meeting, convened by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, is set for noon on January 30 at the Parliament Annexe Building.

During the meeting, the government will seek cooperation from all parties to ensure that Parliament runs smoothly. Opposition parties are also likely to address topics that are important to them throughout the session. On January 30 afternoon, NDA floor leaders will gather to strategize floor cooperation. The Budget Session, which will be heavily focused on the government’s financial agenda, will be divided into two sections.

The address to the joint session of the two Houses of Parliament by President Droupadi Murmu will kick things off. Following the President’s remarks, the Economic Survey will be tabled. On February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will deliver the Union Budget. The Union Budget 2023-24 might be the final complete budget before the Lok Sabha elections in 2024.

The first phase of the session will begin on January 31 and continue through February 13. Both Houses will discuss the ‘Motion of Thanks’ to the President’s address, which will culminate with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response.

Following a hiatus for parliamentary committees, the Parliament will reconvene to consider the demand for funding from several ministries. The second instalment will begin on March 13 and will go until April 6. The Money Bill is passed following a debate on grant demand, and it symbolises the end of the budget process. Both Houses of Parliament passed nine legislation during the Monsoon Session.