Lok Sabha productivity reaches 20 year high


The Lower House has been working for more than its scheduled time and has sat till midnight on two occasions to complete its legislative business.

The ongoing session of the 17th Lok Sabha has been the most productive in the last 20 years, with the Lower House registering 128% productivity till date, says think tank PRS Legislative Research.

The Lok Sabha, chaired by Speaker Shri Om Birla, has been working for more than its scheduled time and has sat till midnight on two occasions to complete its legislative business.

“This session, the Lok Sabha has been working for more than its scheduled time. Till July 16, 2019, the Lok Sabha’s productivity is at 128% which is the highest for any session in the past 20 years,” the PRS Legislative Research said.
Similarly, the productivity of the Rajya Sabha, where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led dispensation lacks majority unlike the Lok Sabha, is also relatively high. The productivity of the Upper House was 98% till Tuesday, according to the PRS Legislative Research.

Productivity here means the number of hours the House actually functioned compared to the the number of hours officially earmarked for it to work.

The session started on June 17 and will conclude on July 26. (PTI)