Winter Session of Parliament adjourned sine die

What’s the News?

Both The Houses of the Paliament were adjourned on 23rd December sine die, six days ahead of their schedule of the Winter Season



Key Points

A sitting of Parliament can be terminated by adjournment or adjournment sine die or prorogation or dissolution (in the case of the Lok Sabha).

The power of adjournment as well as adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer (Speaker or Chairman) of the House.

Adjournment Sine Die

  • Adjournment sine die means terminating a sitting of parliamentary chamber (lower or upper) for an indefinite period i.e. without naming a day for reassembly.
  • The power of adjournment sine die lies with the presiding officer of the House.
  • He can also call a sitting of the House before the date or time to which it has been adjourned or at any time after the House has been adjourned sine die.

Also Know


  • It results in the suspension of work in a sitting for a specified time, which may be hours, days or weeks.
  • In this case, the time of reassembly is specified as an adjournment only terminates a sitting and not a session of the House.
  • The power of adjournment lies with the presiding officer of the House.


  • It means the termination of a session of the House by an order made by the President under Article 85(2)(a) of the Constitution.
  • The prorogation terminates both the sitting and session of the House and is usually done within a few days after the House is adjourned sine die by the presiding officer.
  • The President issues a notification for the prorogation of the session. However, the president can also prorogue the House while in session.



  • It ends the very life of the existing House and a new House is constituted after the General Elections.
  • Only the Lok Sabha is subject to dissolution as the Rajya Sabha, being a permanent House, is not subject to dissolution.
  • The dissolution of the Lok Sabha may take place in two waysautomatic dissolution & by order of President

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