New Delhi: Parliament will have two extra
sittings in the ongoing monsoon session -- this Saturday as
also the next Saturday.
The meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the
Rajya Sabha today decided to have the two Saturdays as working
days, and a similar decision is likely to be taken by the Lok
The sitting of both the Houses is not taking place on
September 1 on account of Ganesh Chaturthi. The Houses may not
sit even on August 31 if Eid is celebrated that day.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said
that the two Houses would take up Government business on this
Friday as also the next Friday and would devote its attention
to private members` business on Saturdays.
Government managers have been complaining that several
bills were yet to be considered by Parliament in this session,
which is concluding on September 8.
Parliament was disrupted for several days in the ongoing
session over various issues affecting the official business.