The Upcoming Budget 2023
Budget session 2023 Updates: President Droupadi Murmu’s announcement speech to the joint Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha session on Tuesday marks the start of the parliamentary budget session. The Economic Survey will be laid on the table after the President’s speech.
Budget session 2023 Updates: Government plans to bring around 36 bills to the table
Throughout the session, the administration intends to introduce about 36 bills. Before the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in February 2024, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will deliver the final full-fledged budget on February 1.
The Finance Bill and the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address will be the government’s top priorities, but the opposition is ready to confront the Narendra Modi-led BJP government on a number of issues, such as the Adani-Hindenburg dispute, a national census of economic activity based on caste, and the women’s reservation bill in Parliament.
The 27-siting budget session will go through April 6 and include a month-long break for reviewing the budget documents. During the session, the administration intends to introduce 36 laws, four of which are connected to the budgeting process. On February 14, the session’s first phase will come to an end, and on March 12 it will resume for its second phase.
At Monday’s all-party meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi stated that the government was ready to discuss every topic in accordance with the Rules. 37 leaders from 27 parties, according to him, attended the meeting. Rajnath Singh, the defense minister, was also present.
Sanjay Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party, Manoj Jha of the RJD, the DMK, Left-leaning parties, and others brought up the Adani-Hindenburg issue and asked for a debate on it in Parliament during the session. YSR Congress proposed a caste-based economic census be conducted nationally.
In order to guarantee women’s representation in Parliament, Reddy also called for the approval of the Women’s Quota Bill, a demand that was backed by the Trinamool Congress, the Biju Janata Dal, and the Bharat Rashtra Samithi.