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Only One MP Clocked 100% Attendance In Last 7 Sessions Of Rajya Sabha

Round 30% members had full presence in a session of Rajya Sabha. (FILE)

New Delhi:

Seventy-eight % of Rajya Sabha members attended the proceedings of the Home each day, a examine performed by the Home Secretariat confirmed. The evaluation of attendance of the MPs within the Parliament’s Higher Home revealed that AIADMK member SR Balasubramaniam is essentially the most common Rajya Sabha member.

The 75-year-old MP participated within the proceedings of all of the 138 sittings of those 7 classes, in response to the examine.

Round 30 % members had full presence in a session and solely lower than two per cent had zero attendance, it revealed.

5 of the members — Ashok Bajpai, DP Vats, Neeraj Shekhar, Vikas Mahatme and Ramkumar Verma — totally attended six classes, whereas seven members — Rakesh Sinha, Sudhanshu Trivedi, Dr Kailash Soni, Naresh Gujral, Vishambar Prasad Nishad, Kumar Ketkar and Amee Yagnik — had full attendance for 5 classes.

The primary-ever quantitative evaluation of the extent of participation of Members of Parliament in the home proceedings was undertaken after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu sought to know the sample of attendance.

With the ministers, Deputy Chairman, Chief of the Home and Chief of the Opposition not required to signal the attendance register, about 225 Members marked their attendance each day as required underneath the Members of Parliament (Wage and Allowances) Act, the evaluation confirmed.

The best each day attendance of 82.57 per cent was reported throughout the 254th Session (final monsoon session), whereas a low of 72.88 per cent was recorded throughout the previous one, it confirmed.

Throughout this era, 29.14 per cent reported full attendance whereas only one.90 per cent by no means attended the proceedings for numerous causes and have been granted go away of absence by the Home.

The evaluation additional revealed that the pandemic didn’t affect the attendance over the past three classes. In the course of the 252nd session, the primary to be held following COVID-19 protocol, 99 members, accounting for 44.19 per cent of the entire, attended the proceedings throughout all of the ten sittings, whereas 98 members, accounting for 46 per cent, did so throughout the 17 sittings of 254th Session.

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