The 19th session of the 11th Parliament will begin at 5 pm on Sunday where the new deputy Speaker will be elected.
President Md Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per the Clause (1) of Article 72 of the constitution.
On 30 June, the eighteenth session of 11th Parliament was prorogued after 20 sittings.
The new deputy Speaker will be elected on the first day of this session.
Before the start of the Parliament session at 4 pm, the duration of the session and other functions will be decided in the business advisory committee meeting.
The business of the day will start with the nomination of the panel chairmen followed by the election of the new deputy Speaker.
In this case, an MP will place the name of the new deputy Speaker, which will be supported by another MP.
The Speaker will then put the proposal on vote.
Generally, the Chief Whip of the Parliament places the proposal while another whip or senior member supportes it.
According to the rules, if the post of Speaker or deputy Speaker becomes vacant, there is a provision for election within seven days if the Parliament is in session at that time.
And if the Parliament is not in the session, there is an obligation to elect on the first day of the next session.
That is why the deputy Speaker will be elected at the beginning of Sunday's proceedings.
Fazle Rabbi Miah, tgen deputy speaker, passed away on July 22 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, USA, while undergoing treatment.
His death left the post of deputy Speaker and Gaibandha-5 seat vacant.
The new deputy Speaker will be sworn in by the President Hamid at 7pm.
According to the sources, this oath will be taken in the President's chamber in the Parliament building.
After the election of the deputy Speaker, the Speaker will move the condolence motion on Fazle Rabbi Miah.
According to custom, the session will be adjourned after the discussion on the condolence motion.
In this session as well, all the employees of the parliament secretariat, including the members of Parliament, are being tested for coronavirus.
Three bills have been prepared to be placed in the upcoming session. These are the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bill, the Public Service (Amendment) Bill and the Universal Pensions Management Bill.