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Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare tells Rajya Sabha panel the govt will provide all logistical support to ensure that school and college exams are held.
Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu urged the 45 members, including 36 first-timers, to uphold rules and procedures while discharging their duties as lawmakers.
Some 40 bills are awaiting deliberation and passage by one or both Houses. Out of these, five are pending before parliamentary committees.
Lok Sabha secretariat issued protocols to ensure members stay safe during the pandemic as Parliamentary panel meetings are resuming from next week.
BJP is wary of a backlash from the Dalit community if it takes strict action against 6-time MLA Gopilal Jatav, who apologised for voting for Congress' Digvijay Singh by 'mistake'.
Against 61 vacancies in 20 states, 42 were already elected unopposed including 28 first timers, the research division of Rajya Sabha has found.
The Congress' other candidate, Dalit leader Phool Singh Barriya, lost the election.
Congress’ K C Venugopal and Neeraj Dangi were declared winners, while Rajendra Gehlot of the BJP also got elected, an assembly spokesperson said.
BJP said MLA Wajib Ali returned from abroad and should be in quarantine, to which, Ali said, his Covid-19 test was conducted earlier and he tested negative.
Voting for three Madhya Pradesh seats in Rajya Sabha takes place Friday. The BSP and SP said MLAs supporting the BJP were going against the party line.