What is the 'zero hour' Indian parliament?
In 'Zero Hour' members can raise questions without prior notice to the Chairman.
Normally if you have to raise a question in parliament, it has to be pre-informed and tabled. In zero hour, you are free to bring up any issue of public interest without prior notice.
Normally if you have to raise a question in parliament, it has to be pre-informed and tabled. In zero hour, you are free to bring up any issue of public interest without prior notice.
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Answer . Indian parliament is the form of government of India. It is not a form of arts and crafts, and cannot be made at home. If you mean Indian Parchment, which is a process of using animal skins to make paper, called parchment. for detailed instructions on how to make your own parchment, se…e the link I have provided. . (MORE)
\n. \n Answer \nThe name of the parliament of India is SANSAD.\nThere are two houses of Parliment in India - the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) and the Lok Sabha (House of the People).
The Zero Hour was a radio program produced by the Japanese duringWorld War II. The Japanese made Allied POWs read the latest news onthe air, and then forced them to make appeals to fellow alliedsoldiers to surrender.
Jim Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox tribe of Oklahoma, wore thenumber 0. He began his athletic career at Carlisle Indian School inPennsylvania. His first coach was Pop Warner. He was successful intrack and field, football, baseball, lacrosse and even ballroomdancing.
Indian parliamentary system which is a replica of British parliament, the upper house is called Rajwa Sabha, and the lower house Lok Sabha.
Some of the Parliamentary terms are listed below: Question Hour: The day's business normally begins with the Question Hour during which questions asked by the members are answered by the Ministers. The different types of questions are: . Starred Question: is one for which an oral answer is …required to be given by the Minister on the floor of the House. Supplementary questions may be asked based on the Minister's reply. The Speaker decides if a question should be answered orally or otherwise. One member can ask only one starred question in a day. . Unstarred Question: is one for which the Minister lays on the table a written answer. A 10 day notice has to be given to ask such questions and no supplementary questions can be asked with regard to such questions. . Short Notice Question: is one which can be asked by members on matters of public importance of an urgent nature. It is for the Speaker to decide whether the matter is of urgent nature or not. The member has also to state reasons for asking the question while serving notice. Zero Hour: This period follows the Question Hour and it generally begins at noon and its duration is one hour [from 12 noon to 1 P M]. Usually the time is used by members to raise various issues for discussion. Cut Motions: The motion that seeks reduction in the amount of a demand presented by the government is known as the cut motion. The Speaker has the discretion to admit a cut motion. He may or may not admit it. This device is used by the members of the legislature to draw the attention of the government to a specific grievance or problem. There are three types of cut motions: . Disapproval of policy cut, which is to express disapproval of the policy underlying a particular demand, says that 'the amount of the demand be reduced by Re 1' . Economy cut asks for a reduction of the amount of the demand by a specific amount. The aim is to affect economy in the expenditure. . Token cut is a device to ventilate specific grievances within the sphere of the Govt's responsibility. The grievance has to be specified. Usually the motion is in the form, "the amount of the demand be reduced by Rs 100" Adjournment Motion: It is a motion to adjourn the proceedings of the House so as to take up for discussion some matter of urgent public importance. Any member can move the motion and, if more than fifty members support the demand, the Speaker grants permission for the motion. The notice for such a motion has to be given before the commencement of the sitting on that day. Call Attention Motion: With the prior permission of the Speaker, any member of the Parliament may call the attention of a Minister to a matter of urgent public importance. The Minister may make a brief statement about the matter or he may ask for time to make a statement later. Privilege Motion: It is a motion moved by a Member of Parliament if he feels that a Minister has committed a breach of the privilege of the House or of anyone or more of its members by withholding or distorting facts. Point of Order: A Member of Parliament may raise a point of order if he feels that the proceedings of the House do not follow the normal rules. The presiding officer decides whether the point of order raised by the member should be allowed. Vote on Account: There is usually a gap between the presentation of the budget and its approval. Sometimes, particularly in an election year, the budget may not be passed before the end of the current financial year and the beginning of the next financial year. To meet this contingency, the vote on account is taken normally for two months for a sum equivalent to one sixth of the estimated expenditure for the entire year under demand grants. This enables the government to draw this amount from the Consolidated Fund of India to meet the expenses in the intervening period. Guillotine: On the last day of the allotted days at the appointed time the Speaker puts every question necessary to dispose of all the outstanding matters in connection with the demands for grants. This is known as Guillotine. Quorum: It is the minimum number of members of a legislature that must be present to make the proceedings valid. In case of the Parliament, the quorum of either House shall be one-tenth of the total number of members of the House. No-Confidence Motion: It is a resolution introduced by the Opposition claiming that the House has lost its confidence in the government. Censure Motion: This motion can be moved only in Lok Sabha and by the opposition of the house. It can be moved against the ruling government or against any minister for the failure to act or seeking disapproval of their policy. No leave of the House is required for moving a censure motion but it must specify the charges against the government for which it is moved. If the censure motion is passed, the Council of ministers is bound to seek the confidence of the Lok Sabha as early as possible. Whip: Each party appoints a whip to control and discipline its members elected the legislature (either House of the Parliament or of the State Legislature). He is called party whip and he must be a member of the legislature. Prorogue: 'Prorogue' means the ending of a session of the Parliament. The President of India has the discretion to do it. Dissolve: To 'dissolve' means to end the life of the Parliament. The President has" the discretion to do it. (MORE)
The speaker is elected by Parliament to organise the debates, control the members and their language, announce the results of votes and so on.
Egyptians!!!. The concept of zero was invented by the ancient Indians, google 'Shunya'. Also the modern decimal system was invented in ancient India, and passed along to the west by Arabs.
"An unknown Indian" invented ZERO. Aryabhatta invented decimal system and determined the value of PI (3.14........).. Ramadhar Dwivedi. CIMFR Roorkee
The upper house of the Indian Parliament, which is known as the Rajya Sabha, has been headed since 2007 by Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari , an Independent. A link can be found below. It will take you to the Wikipedia post on the Parliament of India.
"Zero hour" is the moment when something is going to happen. If youpicture an old-fashioned clock, imagine that the 12 is both 12 and0 - both the beginning and the end of the time period. When theclock hands get to the 12, it starts over, so it's "zero hour."
The Indian Parliament was attacked by terrorists on Dec 13 , 2001.The main culprit is Muhammed Afzal Guru.
Maximum of 802 seats are there in Indian Parliament. [Rajya Sabha 250 + Lok Sabha 552]. Current strength of Parliament is 790 [Rajya Sabha 245 & Lok Sabha 545]
Opposition Leader of Lok Sabha is Ms. Sushma Swaraj [since 21 December 2009] and Opposition Leader of Rajya Sabha is Mr. Arun Jaitley [since 3 June 2009].
There is no common Speaker for Indian Parliament. Indian Parliament has two Houses; Rajya Sabha or Upper House or Council of States and Lok Sabha or Lower House or House of the People. Speaker of Lok Sabha is Ms. Meira Kumar [since 3 rd June 2009]. The Ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha is Vice Pre…sident of India. At present Rajya Sabha's Chairman is Mr. Hamid Ansari [since 11 th August 2007]. (MORE)
The Upper House of Indian Parliament is called Rajya Sabha and the Lower House is called Lok Sabha .
when matter of utmost importantce are raised,such important issues r raised in zero hour -----shireesh.hyderabad Actually, normally if you have to raise a question in parliament, it has to be pre-informed and tabled. In zero hour, you are free to bring up any issue of public interest without pr…ior notice (MORE)
The Indian parliament consists of members who are elected by theIndian electorates. Their function is the legislate and make laws.
One-tenth of the total number of members of both Houses (cf. Art.100(3) of the Constitution).
Generally, the first hour of a sitting of the Lok Sabha is devoted to Questions and that hour is called the Question Hour. It is during the Question Hour that the members can ask questions on every aspect of administration and governmental activity. Government policies in the national as well as int…ernational spheres come into sharp focus as the members try to elicit pertinent information during the Question Hour. The Government is, as it were, put on trial during the Question Hour and every Minister whose turn it is to answer questions has to stand up and answer for his or his administration's acts of omission and commission. At the same time, through the Question Hour, the Government is able to quickly feel the pulse of the nation and adopt its policies and actions accordingly. The general types of questions are: . Starred Question. Unstarred Question. Short Notice Question . (MORE)
Cheat: Crude Detector This will only work in skirmish and LAN or internet play. Build a barracks, war factory or airfield. Select one of them and click on the 'rally point' button. Now guess where your opponent is on the map and click on certain spots in his/her base. when it says 'unable to set r…ally point' you have found one of the buildings of your opponent ( Ed - Or impassable terrain ).. Cheat: Medal Hack Back-up the original file, or die. Locate the file Skirmish stats in the Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data directory. Open it with Notepad and replace the file's contents with this: BestWinStreak = 10001 CHINACampaign_0 = 1 Challenge = 10000 ChallengeCampaign1_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign2_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign3_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign4_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign5_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign6_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign7_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign8_0 = 1 ChallengeCampaign9_0 = 1 GLACampaign_0 = 1 Honors = 178682 LastHouse = GLA LoyalGames = 10 PPC = 5 SCUD = 5 USACampaign_0 = 1 WinStreak = 10001 Wins = 10001 Losses = 0 maps\alpine assault\alpine assault.map_4 = 1 maps\barrenbadlands\barrenbadlands.map_4 = 1 maps\bear town beatdown\bear town beatdown.map_4 = 3 maps\bitter winter\bitter winter.map_4 = 1 maps\bombardment beach\bombardment beach.map_4 = 1 maps\cairo commandos\cairo commandos.map_4 = 2 maps\dark mountain\dark mountain.map_4 = 3 maps\dark night\dark night.map_4 = 3 maps\desert fury\desert fury.map_4 = 1 maps\destruction station\destruction station.map_4 = 7 maps\dust devil\dust devil.map_4 = 1 maps\eastern everglades\eastern everglades.map_4 = 3 maps\el scorcho\el scorcho.map_4 = 3 maps\fallen empire\fallen empire.map_4 = 3 maps\final crusade\final crusade.map_4 = 1 maps\flash effect\flash effect.map_4 = 2 maps\flash fire\flash fire.map_4 = 1 maps\fortress avalanche\fortress avalanche.map_4 = 7 maps\free fire zone\free fire zone.map_4 = 5 maps\golden oasis\golden oasis.map_4 = 3 maps\green pastures\green pastures.map_4 = 5 maps\heartland shield\heartland shield.map_4 = 1 maps\homeland alliance\homeland alliance.map_4 = 3 maps\killing fields\killing fields.map_4 = 1 maps\leipzig lowlands\leipzig lowlands.map_4 = 1 maps\lights out\lights out.map_4 = 3 maps\lone eagle\lone eagle.map_4 = 3 maps\mountain guns\mountain guns.map_4 = 4 maps\overland\overland.map_4 = 3 maps\rocky rampage\rocky rampage.map_4 = 3 maps\rogue agent\rogue agent.map_4 = 3 maps\sand serpent\sand serpent.map_4 = 1 maps\silent river\silent river.map_4 = 1 maps\tournament city\tournament city.map_4 = 5 maps\tournament continent\tournament continent.map_4 = 3 maps\tournament desert\tournament desert.map_4 = 1 maps\tournament island\tournament island.map_4 = 3 maps\tournament lake\tournament lake.map_4 = 3 maps\tournament plains\tournament plains.map_4 = 1 maps\tournament tundra\tournament tundra.map_4 = 3 maps\tournament urban\tournament urban.map_4 = 3 maps\twilight flame\twilight flame.map_4 = 7 maps\victory valley\victory valley.map_4 = 3 maps\wasteland warlords\wasteland warlords.map_4 = 1 maps\whiteout\whiteout.map_4 = 7 maps\winding river\winding river.map_4 = 1 maps\winter wolf\winter wolf.map_4 = 1. Cheat: Money First you have to find your "Command and Conquer Generals Zero Hour Data" folder. Once you open the folder, look for the file called "Skirmish" (NOTE: the file is NOT called SkirmishStats). Once you open the file in Notepad, look for the section labeled "StartingCash". When you see that section, you can enter in any number, no matter how big or small, and it will work.. Cheat: Easy Medals Note: Alter game files at your own risk and ALWAYS make backups! To earn easy medals, go into My Documents / Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour Data / Skirmish Stats.ini Once there you can type in the following codes to unlock medals: . BestWinStreak = 10000 . WinStreak = 10000 . Wins = 10000 . USACampaign_0 = 1 . GLACampaign_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign1_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign2_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign3_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign4_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign5_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign6_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign7_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign8_0 = 1 . ChallengeCampaign9_0 = 1 . LoyalGames = 10000 . Unlockable List The campaign honors will be either gold, silver, or bronze depending on the difficulty. . Air Wing Honor: Build 20 Aircraft against CPU . Apocalypse Honor: Build Particle Cannon, Nuclear Missile and Scud Storm. . Battle Tank Honor: Build 50 or more tanks against CPU . Blitz Honor: Win match in less than 10 minutes. . Challenge Campaign Honor: Complete Generals Challenge . China Campaign Honor: Complete China Campaign. . Domination Honor: Win 100, 500, 1000, or 10,000 matches. . Endurance Honor: Complete every skirmish. . GLA Campaign Honor: Complete GLA Campaign . Streak Honor: Win 3, 10, 25, 100, 500, 1000 consecutive victories. . Ultimate Honor: Complete all Skirmish maps against max enemies on Hard. . USA Campaign Honor: Complete the USA Campaign . (MORE)
Joint session of indian parliament can be called by the president, if: . A bill passed by one house is rejected by other. . The amendments made by the other house are not acceptable to the house where the bill originated. . A bill remains pending un-passed for more than 6 months. Joint session… is presided by the speaker of lok sabha or in his absence by the deputy speaker of lok sabha and in his absence also by the deputy chairman of Rajya sabha. (MORE)
The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body in India. It was founded in 1921. The Parliament comprises the President of India and the two Houses- Lok Sabha (House of the People) and Rajya Sabha (Council of States). The President has the power to summon and prorogue either House …of Parliament or to dissolve Lok Sabha.  India's Parliament is bicameral ; Rajya Sabha is the upper house and Lok Sabha is the lower house . The two Houses meet in separate chambers in the Sansad Bhavan (located on the Sansad Marg or "Parliament Street") in New Delhi . Those elected or nominated (by the President) to either house of Parliament are referred to as Members of Parliament or MPs. The MPs of Lok Sabha are directly elected by the Indian public and the MPs of Rajya Sabha are elected by the members of the State Legislative Assemblies , in accordance with proportional representation . The Parliament is composed of 790 MPs, who serve the largest democratic electorate in the world; 714 million Indians registered to vote in the 2009 general elections . . Contents [ hide ] . 1 Functions 2 Components 2.1 President of India 2.2 Lok Sabha 2.3 Rajya Sabha 3 Working, procedures and committees 3.1 Session of parliament 3.2 Lawmaking procedures 3.3 Parliamentary committees 3.3.1 Standing committees 3.3.2 Ad-hoc committees 4 2001 Parliament attack 5 See also 6 References 7 External links . Functions [ edit ] The main functions of parliament are : legislation, within its jurisdiction, amendments of the constitution, approval of presidential ordinance and proclamation, consideration of president addresses and messages, considerations of various resolutions and motions, social legislation. Components [ edit ] The Indian Parliament consists of two houses called as Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha and the President of India . President of India [ edit ] Main article: President of India . Similar to most Commonwealth countries , India also includes the Head of State (the President of India in India's case) as a component of Parliament. The President of India is elected, from a group of nominees, by the elected members of the Parliament of India ( Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ) as well as of the state legislatures ( Vidhan Sabhas ), and serves for a term of five years. Historically, ruling party (majority in the Lok Sabha) nominees have been elected and run largely uncontested. Incumbents are permitted to stand for re-election, but unlike the president of the United States , who can be elected just twice, incumbents can be elected for any number of terms. A formula is used to allocate votes so there is a balance between the population of each state and the number of votes assembly members from a state can cast, and to give an equal balance between State Assembly members and National Parliament members. If no candidate receives a majority of votes there is a system by which losing candidates are eliminated from the contest and votes for them transferred to other candidates, until one gains a majority. Pranab Mukherjee is the current President of India .  Lok Sabha [ edit ] Main article: Lok Sabha . Lok Sabha is also known as the "House of the People" or the lower house . All of its members are directly elected by citizens of India on the basis of universal adult franchise, except two who are appointed by the President of India . Every citizen of India who is over 18 years of age, irrespective of gender, caste, religion or race, who is otherwise not disqualified, is eligible to vote for the lok sabha. The Constitution provides that the maximum strength of the House be 552 members. It has a term of five years. To be eligible for membership in the Lok Sabha, a person must be a citizen of India and must be 25 years of age or older, mentally sound, should not be bankrupt and should not be criminally convicted. At present, the strength of the house is 545 members. The total elective membership is distributed among the States in such a way that the ratio between the number of seats allotted to each State and the population of the State is, so far as practicable, the same for all States.  Up to 530 members represent of the territorial constituencies in States, up to 20 members represent the Union Territories and no more than two members from Anglo-Indian community can be nominated by the President of India if he or she feels that the community is not adequately represented. House seats are apportioned among the states by population . Several seats are reserved for representatives of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes , known as a practice known as reservation . The Women's Reservation Bill proposes reserving 33% of the seats in Lok Sabha for women. Rajya Sabha [ edit ] Main article: Rajya Sabha . The Rajya Sabha is also known as "Council of States" or the upper house . Rajya Sabha is a permanent body and is not subject to dissolution. However, one third of the members retire every second year, and are replaced by newly elected members. Each member is elected for a term of six years.  Its members are indirectly elected by members of legislative bodies of the States . The Rajya Sabha can have a maximum of 250 members in all. Elections to it are scheduled and the chamber cannot be dissolved. Each member has a term of 6 years and elections are held for one-third of the seats after every 2 years. 238 members are to be elected from States and Union Territories and 12 are to be nominated by President of India and shall consist of persons having special knowledge or practical experience in respect of such matters as the following, namely literature, science, art and social service. Representatives of States are elected by the elected members of the Legislative Assembly of the State in accordance with system of proportional representation by means of single transferable vote . Representatives of Union Territories are indirectly elected by members of an electoral college for that territory in accordance with system of proportional representation . The Council of States is designed to maintain the federal character of the country. The number of members from a state depends on the population of the state (e.g. 31 from Uttar Pradesh and one from Nagaland ). The minimum age for a person to become a member of Rajya Sabha is 30 years. Working, procedures and committees [ edit ] The Parliament consists of the President of Republic of India and both the Chambers. The House and the Council are equal partners in the legislative process; however, the Constitution grants the House of People some unique powers. Revenue-raising or "Money" bills must originate in the House of People. The Council of States can only make recommendations suggestions over these bills to the House, within a period of fourteen days - lapse of which the bill is assumed to have been passed by both the Chambers.  Session of parliament [ edit ] The period during which the House meets to conduct its business is called a session.The Constitution empowers the President to summon each House at such intervals that there should not be more than 6 month's gap between the two sessions. Hence the Parliament must meet at least twice a year. In India,the parliament conducts three sessions each year:  Budget session: In the months of February to May.  Monsoon session: In the months of July to September.  Winter session: In the months of November to December  Lawmaking procedures [ edit ] Main article: Lawmaking procedure in India . Lawmaking procedures in India are modelled after, and are thus very similar to, those followed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Parliamentary committees [ edit ] Parliamentary committees play a vital role in the Parliamentary System. They are a vibrant link between the Parliament, the Executive and the general public. The need for committees arises out of two factors - the first one being the need for vigilance on the part of the Legislature over the actions of the Executive, while the second one is that the modern Legislature these days is over-burdened with heavy volume of work with limited time at its disposal. It thus becomes impossible that every matter should be thoroughly and systematically scrutinised and considered on the floor of the House. If the work is to be done with reasonable care, naturally some Parliamentary responsibility has to be entrusted to an agency in which the whole House has confidence. Entrusting certain functions of the House to the Committees has, therefore, become a normal practice. This has become all the more necessary, as a Committee provides the expertise on a matter which is referred to In a committee, the matter is deliberated at length, views are expressed freely, the matter is considered in depth, in a business-like manner and in a calm atmosphere. In most of the Committees, public is directly or indirectly associated when memoranda containing suggestions and are received, on-the-spot studies are conducted and oral evidence is taken which helps the Committees in arriving at the conclusions. Parliamentary committees are of two kinds: ad hoc committees and the standing committees most powerful of all is public accounts committee which is headed by the leader of the opposition. Standing committees [ edit ] Main article: Standing committee . There are 45 standing committees in the Indian Parliament. Each house of Parliament has standing committees like the Business Advisory Committee, the Committee on Petitions, the Committee of Privileges and the Rules Committee, etc. Standing committees are permanent and regular committees which are constituted from time to time in pursuance of the provisions of an Act of Parliament or Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Parliament. The work of these committees is of a continuing nature. The Financial Committees, DRSCs and some other committees are standing committees. Ad-hoc committees [ edit ] Ad hoc committees are appointed for a specific purpose and they cease to exist when they finish the task assigned to them and submit a report. The principal ad hoc committees are the Select and Joint Committees on Bills. Others like the Railway Convention Committee, the Committees on the Draft Five Year Plans and the Hindi Equivalents Committee were appointed for specific purposes. Joint Committee on Food Management in Parliament House Complex etc. also come under the category of ad hoc committees. (MORE)
The cardinal functions of the Legislature include overseeing of administration, passing of budget, ventilation of public grievances, and discussing various subjects like development plans, international relations, and national policies. The Parliament can, under certain circumstances, assume legisla…tive power with respect to a subject falling within the sphere, exclusively reserved for the states. The Parliament is also vested with powers to impeach the President, remove judges of Supreme and High Courts, the Chief Election Commissioner, and Comptroller and Auditor General in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Constitution. All legislation requires the consent of both Houses of Parliament. In the case of Money Bills, the will of the Lok Sabha prevails. The Parliament is also vested with the power to initiate amendments in the Constitution... (MORE)
The well of the house means area in front of speaker ....rest is here http://ncsl.typepad.com/the_thicket/2008/05/the-well-of-the.html
Vice President of India is the Ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha. At present, Mr.Mohammad Hamid Ansari [since 11 th August 2007] is the Chairman of Rajya Sabha.
yes,and can be further understand with the help of the given points:- 1.dissatisfaction among common man towards the parliament 2.non working of parliament according to the hopes of common man
Zero Hour for the Battle of the Somme (Somme Offensive) was 7:30a.m. on July 1st, 1916.
Zero hour is that period in the parliament when it is in the session when the important matters of the house are discussed. This,however,should not be confused with the question hour which is essentially the time where the MP's raise questions regarding any administrative activity. while the questio…n hour lasts only for one hour from 11:00-12:00,the duration of the zero hour is unspecified. (MORE)
The Constitution declares Hindi and English as the languages for conducting the business of the House.However, Article 120 allows the presiding officer to allow members to use their mother tongue if they are not prificient in Hindi of English. Article 120 (1) Notwithstanding anything in Part XVII,… but subject to the Article 348, business in Parliament shall be transacted in Hindi or in English: Provided that the Chairman of the Council of States or Speaker of the House of the People, or Person acting as such, as the Case may be, may permit any member who cannot adequately express himself in Hindi or in English to address the House in his mother tongue. (MORE)
Cut motion is a veto power given to the members of the Lok Sabha to oppose a demand in the financial bill discussed by the government. This can turn into an effective tool to test the strength of the government. If a cut motion is adopted by the House and the government does not have the numbers, it… is obliged to resign. 209. A motion may be moved to reduce the amount of a demand in any of the following ways:- (a) Disapproval of Policy Cut: That the amount of the demand be reduced to Re.1/-' representing disapproval of the policy underlying the demand. A member giving notice of such a motion shall indicate in precise terms the particulars of the policy which he proposes to discuss. The discussion shall be confined to the specific point or points mentioned in the notice and it shall be open to members to advocate an alternative policy; (b) Economy Cut: That the amount of the demand be reduced by a specified amount' representing the economy that can be effected. Such specified amount may be either a lump sum reduction in the demand or omission or reduction of an item in the demand. The notice shall indicate briefly and precisely the particular matter on which discussion is sought to be raised and speeches shall be confined to the discussion as to how economy can be effected (c) Token Cut: That the amount of the demand be reduced by a token cut, say of Rs.100/- in order to ventilate a specific grievance which is within the sphere of the responsibility of the Government of India. The discussion thereon shall be confined to the particular grievance specified in the motion. Tuesday's cut motion being moved to seek reduction in excise and customs duties on fuel prices. Admissibility of cut motions 210. In order that notice of motion for reduction of the amount of demand may be admissible, it shall satisfy the following conditions, namely:- (I) it shall relate to one demand only; (ii) it shall be clearly expressed and shall not contain arguments, inferences, ironical expressions, imputations, epithets or defamatory statements; (iii) it shall be confined to one specific matter which shall be stated in precise terms; (iv) it shall not reflect on the character or conduct of any person whose conduct can only be challenged on a substantive motion; (v) it shall not make suggestions for the amendment or repeal of existing laws; (vi) it shall not refer to a matter which is not primarily the concern of the Government of India; (vii) it shall not relate to expenditure charged on the Consolidated Fund of India; (viii) it shall not relate to a matter which is under adjudication by a court of law having jurisdiction in any part of India; (ix) it shall not raise a question of privilege; (x) it shall not revive discussion on a matter which has been discussed in the same session and on which a decision has been taken; (xi) it shall not anticipate a matter which has been previously appointed for consideration in the same session; (xii) it shall not ordinarily seek to raise a discussion on a matter pending before any statutory tribunal or statutory authority performing any judicial or quasi-judicial functions or any commission or court of enquiry appointed to enquire into, or investigate any matter: Provided that the Speaker may in his discretion allow such matter being raised in the House as is concerned with the procedure or stage of enquiry, if the Speaker is satisfied that it is not likely to prejudice the consideration of such matter by the statutory tribunal, statutory authority, commission or court of enquiry; and (xiii) it shall not relate to a trivial matter. Speaker to decide admissibility 211. The Speaker shall decide whether a cut motion is or is not admissible under these rules and may disallow any cut motion when in his/her opinion it is an abuse of the right of moving cut motions or is calculated to obstruct or prejudicially affect the procedure of the House or is in contravention of these rules. Notice of cut motions 212. If notice of a motion to reduce any demand for grant has not been given one day previous to the day on which the demand is under consideration, any member may object to the moving of the motion, and such objection shall prevail, unless the Speaker allows the motion to be made. (MORE)
Indian Parliament house was designed by Edwin Lutyens under the direct supervision of Herbert Baker.
Public Accounts Committee [PAC] is a Parliamentary Standing Committee. This Financial Committee consists of not more than 22 members comprising 15 members elected by Lok Sabha every year from amongst its members according to the principle of proportional representation by means of single transferabl…e vote and not more than 7 members of Rajya Sabha elected by that House in like manner are associated with the Committee. The Chairman is appointed by the Speaker from amongst its members of Lok Sabha. By convention, a Lok Sabha member from a major Opposition party is appointed as its Chairman. A Minister is not eligible to be elected as a member of the Committee. If a member, after his election to the Committee is appointed a Minister, he ceases to be a member of the Committee from the date of such appointment. PAC is assisted by Comptroller and Auditor General of India. It ensures that public money is spent in accordance with Parliament's decisions and calls attention to wastes, extravagance, loss or nugatory expenditure. (MORE)
An hour designed to raise questions to government and not infamous for absenteeism in parliament.
Indian Parliament has two Houses namely Upper House and Lower House. Upper House is also called Rajya Sabha or Council of States. On the other hand, Lower House is also called Lok Sabha or House of the People.
60 Lok Sabha MPs [15th Lok Sabha] and 26 Rajya Sabha MPs are women. Thus a total of 86 MPs are women in Indian Parliament as on September 2012.
20 plus 1 Anglo-Indian Nominee, thus total of 21 MPs are there in Lok Sabha. And 9 Rajya Sabha MPs. Hence a total of 30 MPs are there in Indian Parliament from Kerala.
No! Question Hour & Zero Hour are not the same in terms of the Indian Parliament. The houses (Lok Sabha / Rajya Sabha) have a designated window in a day when MPs can raise questions to the concerned ministers. These questions have to be submitted well in advance and ministers are notified about thes…e so that they get time to prepare for answers. The window given for asking such questions and letting the ministers respond to them is the "Question Hour". However, there is another window in the house when members can ask questions without any prior notice. This window is called the "Zero Hour". Hope this helps! Rgds, RV (MORE)
Mr. A K Gopalan of Communist Party was the first Opposition Leader of Indian Parliament [Lok Sabha].
motion for an adjournment of the business of the house for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance may be made with the consent of the speaker.it is followed only in the lok sabha.
Parliament has three sessions in each year. They are: . Budget session: 20-35 days in the months of February to May. . Monsoon session: 20-35 days in the months of July to August.. Winter session: 20-34 days in the months of November to December.
The first woman Speaker of Indian Parliament is Lok Sabha Speaker Ms. Meira Kumar. [since 3 rd June 2009]
Zero Hour follows Question Hour and it generally begins at noon. Usually, this time is used by the members to raise various issues for discussion.
President of India and two Houses of the Parliament, namely Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are parts of Indian Parliament.
A Point of Order is a point relating to the interpretation or enforcement of the Rules of Procedure or such articles of the Constitution as regulate the business of the House and submitted to the decision of the Chair. Rule 258 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Rajya Sabha makes a… provision to enable a member to raise a point of order. Any member may at any time submit a point of order for the decision of the Chairman, but in doing so, shall confine himself to stating the point. The Chairman shall decide all points of order which may arise, and his decision shall be final. (MORE)
The question is a bit ambiguous. I shall try to answer both that I understand. The building was completed in 1927 and initially held meetings under British rule. After 1947, when India gained independence, it held meetings of the Constituent assembly. In 1952, India beca,me a republic and since the…n Indian Parliament has held its meeting in the Parliament House or as it is called Sansad Bhawan now. (MORE)
It is bicameral. There is Lok Sabha elected by general public. The so called upper house Rajya Sabha is elected by state legislatures and some other groups.
It was cancelled after three episodes due to appalling ratings,however the remaining episodes were aired in the summer of 2013.
A zero-hour contract is a contract of employment which creates anon-call arrangement where the employee agrees to be available forwork as and when required.
The Rajya Sabha is to consist of not more than 250 members - 238 members representing the States and Union Territories and 12 members nominated by the President.