The session, which began on September 14, was scheduled to go on till October 1. In the 10 sittings, a total of 25 bills were passed and six bills have been introduced. The productivity of the House during this session has been 104.7 per cent, Naidu had announced.
During the meeting, Naidu appreciates the work done by both the Secretariats to ensure smooth conduct of the 252nd Session of Rajya Sabha keeping in view the difficult prevailing circumstances due to the pandemic. He expressed his concern and enquired about the well-being of the staff of the Secretariat.
On being informed that 83 officials of the secretariat have tested positive for the coronavirus, Naidu directed the officers to render necessary medical assistance and other welfare measures to all of them.
The Vice President also inquired about the provision of family pension for the family members of late Ashok Gasti, Bharatiya Janata Party MP. He was informed about the relevant provisions, and he directed the officers of the Secretariat to ensure speedy sanction of the pension.
The first-time Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, Gasti, was admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru after testing positive for COVID-19. He passed away last week.
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