Winter session of Parliament from December 7, to have 17 sittings over 23 days

New Delhi : The Winter Session of Parliament will be held from December 7 to December 29 this year, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said on Friday. The upcoming Winter Session will have a total of 17 working days, he said.
Notably, this will be the first session during which Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar, the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, will officiate proceedings in the Upper House. The session will start at a time when Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh will still be gripped with election fever.

Taking to his official Twitter handle, Pralhad Joshi wrote, “Winter Session 2022 of Parliament will commence from 7 December & continue till 29th December having 17 sittings spread over 23 days. Amid Amrit Kaal looking forward to discussions on Legislative Business & other items during the session. Looking forward for constructive debate.”


While the government is planning to pass a number of bills during the upcoming session of Parliament, the Opposition will demand a discussion on the pressing matters.

On the first day of the session, the members are likely to pay respects to sitting members who died. Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was one of the leaders whose death had prompted tributes from leaders across political parties.

According to sources, with the Covid numbers seeing a massive decline and most members and staff of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat being completely vaccinated, this session is likely to go ahead without any major pandemic-induced restrictions. Over the last two years, Covid has affected Parliament sessions.

The Monsoon Session commenced on July 18 and adjourned on August 8. The session saw 16 sessions spread over a period of 22 days. Meanwhile, Congress MP Rahul Gandhi might not be able to attend the Parliament Winter Session as he will be busy with Bharat Jodo Yatra, said Jairam Ramesh.