Honble Members, we have come to the close of
Session of Rajya Sabha which had 27 sittings.
We welcomed 17 newly/re-elected Members to our Hous
Considerable legislative business has been transact
ed apart from
discussion on the Railway and General Budgets 2014-
In all more than 20 hours were devoted to Governmen
Legislative Business apart from discussing three Mi
On the whole,
the House conducted business for more than
A wide spectrum of issues were taken up through Que
Special Mentions, Calling Attention and Short Durat
Discussion. The House also discussed significant n
international developments. There was ample opport
Members to seek clarifications.
On numerous occasions disruptions, principally in
Question Hour, occurred which forced repeated adjou
This deprived Members of the opportunity to seek th
accountability of the Executive
I take this opportunity to thank the Leader of the
Leader of the Opposition, the Leaders of various Pa
Groups and the Honble Members for the cooperation
by them in the overall functioning of the House.
I also thank the Deputy Chairman, the Members on th
of Vice-Chairmen and the officers and staff of the
their help and cooperation.
I have asked the Secretary-General to make availabl
statistical information relating to the Session.
On the eve of our Independence Day, I take this opp
to convey my greetings to all of you and the good w
Parliament to the citizens of our nation.