On Wednesday according to an internal circular, in the upcoming monsoon session, the parliament will function on Saturdays and Sundays as well, which means that the MPS will not get a weekend break.
Due to the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, the sessions that usually begins in July was delayed and it is likely to be held between September 14 and October 1.
According to the sources, the Rajya Sabha is likely to follow the same schedule. On the first day, the Lok Sabha will start at 9 a.m. and will continue till 1 pm. after the break of 2 hours the Rajya Sabha will start again at 3 pm.
For the next 17 days, Rajya Sabha will meet in the morning and will hold the session and the Lok Sabha session will be held in the afternoon schedule.
Earlier the parliament had special sessions on Saturday, this should be the first time that a routine session will see lawmakers working on both Saturdays and Sundays.
However, there will be new measures are the guidelines of COVID-19 will be followed in the parliament which includes the freedom of delivery speech in the house while seated, options to undergo real-time polymerase chain reaction test at their constituency before heading to Delhi and one-way movement in the central hall and key corridors.