A report of the PRS Legislative Research said that in the 12 sittings in this period, while Lok Sabha lost 79 percent of scheduled time to disruptions, the Rajya Sabha lost 73 percent time to disruptions. (Agencies)
"Both Houses together were productive for 24 percent of the total time. Question Hour functioned for 11 percent of its scheduled time in Lok Sabha. Only 8 out of 220 listed Starred Questions were answered in Lok Sabha. No Questions were orally answered at all in Rajya Sabha," the report said.
In the overall productivity figures comparisons of different Lok Sabhas since 1952, the 15th Lok Sabha stood at 61 percent. From 1952 to 1967, each of the three Lok Sabha sat for an average of 600 days and more than 3,700 hours. In comparison, the 15th Lok Sabha, from 2009 till 2013, has met for 357 days and 1,338 hours, the report said.
The total count of bills passed during this Session is 12, of which five were Finance and Appropriation Bills. 177 bills have been passed in total during the 15th Lok Sabha. There are 128 bills that are currently pending in Parliament.
"Of these, 60 are pending in Rajya Sabha, while 68 are pending in Lok Sabha. All Lok Sabha Bills will now lapse. The highest number of lapsing Bills are in the Ministry of Finance (12), followed by Human Resource Development (10), Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (8), Law and Justice (7) and Home Affairs (5)," the report said.
According to the report, important bills that will lapse include Judicial Standards and Accountability Bill 2010, Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill 2011, Electronic Delivery of Services Bill, 2011, Civil Aviation Authority of India Bill, 2013, Coal Regulatory Authority Bill, 2013, Direct Taxes Code Bill, 2010 and Goods and Services Tax Bill.
A report of the PRS Legislative Research said that in the 12 sittings in this period, while Lok Sabha lost 79 percent of scheduled time to disruptions, the Rajya Sabha lost 73 percent time to disruptions.