Adjournment Sine Die

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Overview:

Both the Houses of Parliament were adjourned on December 23, sine-die, six days ahead of their schedule of the Winter Session.

About Adjournment Sine Die:

  • Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of Parliament for an indefinite period i.e. without naming a day for reassembly.
  • The power of adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer of the House.
  • He can also call a sitting of the House before the date or time to which it has been adjourned or at any time after the House has been adjourned sine die.

Productivity of the houses during Winter Session 2022:

  • Lok Sabha:
    • The productivity of the house was 97 percent during the session.
    • A total of 13 sittings took place in which seven bills were passed while nine bills were introduced in the House.
  • Rajya Sabha:
    • The House had productivity of 102 percent during the session.
    • The House passed and returned nine bills during the period.
  • 31 private member bills were also introduced in the House.

 


Q1) Who can introduce a Private Member Bill?

A Private Member Bill can be introduced by the Member of Parliament (MP), who is not a Minister. The concerned member is in charge of drafting it, and the House requires one month's notice before introducing a Private Members Bill. While a government Bill can be introduced and discussed on any day, a private member’s bill is only introduced and discussed on Fridays.

Source: Winter Session of Parliament concludes as both Houses adjourned sine-die, ahead of schedule