Modi 2.0: Parliament Session from 17 June, Budget on July 5
New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the newly elected cabinet ministers took the oath of office, the 17th Lok Sabha session is set to begin on 17 June and will continue till 26 July. The speaker of the Lower House is likely to be appointed on 19 June.
Union Budget will be presented on 5 July, newly sworn-in Union Minister Prakash Javadekar confirmed at a press briefing on Friday. Economic Survey will be presented on 4 July, he said.
President Ram Nath Kovind will address the joint sitting of the two houses of Parliament on the first day of the session. A pro-tem Speaker is also likely to be appointed the same day, before a final appointment.
In other news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, in its first meeting decided to extend the PM-KISAN scheme – which promises poor farmers an annual payout of Rs. 6,000 in three instalments – to all farmers. The new move will benefit around 15 crore farmers.
The Cabinet has also cleared the pension scheme for traders. Three crore retail traders and shopkeepers will benefit from the scheme.
The three decisions, said Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javdekar, demonstrates that the Modi government had started delivering on its poll promises from day one.