Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu at present carried out a rehearsal for the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament, which can begin from September 14.
Based on photographs launched by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, particular emphasis has been given to COVID-19 protocols like obligatory use of face masks and bodily distancing for the session, which can see each homes assembly in 4 hours shifts alternately for the primary time in Parliamentary historical past.
Officers of the Rajya Sabha had been made to take a seat within the chambers and the galleries of the Higher Home for the mock proceedings that was chaired by Mr Naidu at present.
To make sure enough bodily distancing through the 14-day session, members of the Rajya Sabha will probably be seated at a number of places, together with the galleries of the Home.
The Rajya Sabha Chairman had additionally undertaken a “familiarisation drill” for over 45 minutes final month to supervise preparations for the technology-aided Session. Mr Naidu had then examined the audio high quality, together with the simultaneous interpretation, when members take part within the proceedings whereas sitting in each the Homes.
As a backup choice, a hotline communication facility has been arrange between the chambers of the 2 Homes for speaking any message concerning participation of the members in case of any technical emergency, a press release launched by the Rajya Sabha Secretariat final month had mentioned.
The chambers of each the Homes are linked by 500-metre-long optic fibre and audio-video cables for a real-time transmission of indicators to allow the members seated within the Homes to observe the proceedings.
The Rajya Sabha members will probably be distributed at six counters, as towards the current association of signing there attendance in a single register to minimise the bodily contact, officers mentioned.
With inputs from PTI