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BAIJAYANT SEEKS QH TO BEGIN AT 12 NOON
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
Kendrapda MP Baijayant Panda has urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to shift the Question Hour from 11 am to 12 noon.
“Question Hour is an integral part of Members’ ability to keep the Government accountable to its citizens. Unfortunately, it is subject to disruption when members wish to bring up Zero Hour matters during Question Hour. Shifting of Question Hour and Zero Hour will make both hours more efficient,” Panda said in a letter to Mahajan.
He said if the two hours shifted Members would be able to bring up urgent matters at the beginning of the sitting without disrupting Question Hour. This would also ensure enough time for Members to ask questions and for Ministers to answer them.
The Rajya Sabha has changed the timing of its Question Hour and the Lok Sabha should do the same, he mentioned in the letter.