New Delhi, Apr 13: The Budget Session of the Parliament was most productive in its history, said Union Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday. Most sessions of the parliament ever since the Modi government came to power, were washed away in the din raised by the opposition on frivolous issues.
Even the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his satisfaction and thanked all the members of the parliament for the smooth conduct of the Parliament session.
Ananth Kumar said that both the houses of the parliament passed as many as 18 bills during the session. The productivity of Lok Sabha during the Budget Session was 114 per cent while that of Rajya Sabha was 92 per cent.
The Lok Sabha cleared 23 bills and 14 legislations were passed by the Upper House, the Minister said.
The major achievement of the session was the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill which paved the way for implementation of the ‘one country one tax’ regime from July 1, he added.
“I think this was one of the most productive budget sessions and it will go down as the golden chapter in the Parliament’s history,” Ananth Kumar told reporters here.
It is for the first time in the Indian legislative history that all financial business of government, including passage of finance bill and demand for grants and appropriation bill was completed before the start of next fiscal, he said.
Besides, some other important legislations including Maternity Benefit (Amendment) bill, Enemy Property bill and Mental Health Care bill were passed by both the houses. The Budget Session started from January 31 and was adjourned sine die on Wednesday.