Winter session Of Parliament cancelled this year due to Covid-19 

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  • December 22, 2020
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Winter session Of Parliament cancelled this year due to Covid-19 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Parliament; Constitution

In news

  • Due to Covid-19, the Winter session of the Parliament has been cancelled this year. 
  • Budget Session shall be held in January, 2021.

Key takeaways 

  • The power to convene a session of Parliament rests with the government.
  • The decision is taken by the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, which currently comprises nine ministers, including Defence, Home, Finance, and Law Ministers.
  • The decision of the Committee is formalised by the President, in whose name MPs are summoned to meet for a session.
  • The summoning of Parliament is specified in Article 85 of the Constitution. 
  • This provision specified that the central legislature had to be summoned to meet at least once a year, and that not more than 12 months could elapse between two sessions.
  • India does not have a fixed parliamentary calendar. 
  • By convention, Parliament meets for three sessions in a year.

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