[Authoritative English Text Under Article 348 (3) of the Constitution of India]

CHAPTER I - Short Title And Definition

1. Short title - These Rules may be called the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 1958.

*2. Commencement - These Rules shall come into force from the date on which they are adopted by the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

3. Definitions - (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires :

(A)"Meeting" means those consecutive sittings at the end of which the Assembly adjourns sine die or to the first day of any of the meetings mentioned in rule 14.

(a) "Speaker" means the Speaker of the Assembly;

(b) "Article" means an Article of the Constitution;

(c) "Private member" means a member other than a Minister;

(d) "Sitting" means the sitting together of the member of the House on any day for the transaction of business from the commencement of such transaction till the House rises for the day;

(e) "Deputy Speaker" means the Deputy Speaker of the Assembly;

(f) "Gazette" means the Uttar Pradesh Government Gazette;

(g) "Table" means the Table of the House;

(h) "Council" means the Uttar Pradesh legislative council;

(i) "Select Committee" means a committee of member to which a Bill is referred by the Assembly for consideration and report;

(j) "Motion" means a proposal made by a member for the consideration of the Assembly, and includes an amendment to a resolution or a motion;

(k) "Member in charge" in relation to a resolution or motion, means the member who has moved such a resolution or motion;

(l) "Minister" means a member of the Council of Ministers, and includes a Minister of State, a Deputy Ministers and any member of the assembly to whom such Minister may delegate any function assigned to him under these rules;

(m) "Governor" means the Governor of Uttar Pradesh;

(n) "Financial year" means a period of twelve months commencing on April 1, and ending on March 31, next following;

(o) "Legislature" means the Uttar Pradesh Legislature;

(p) "Division" means the recording of votes by sending the members to lobbies or by adopting any other method;

(q) "Member in charge of the Bill" means as respects a Government Bill, any Minister and as respect other Bills, the member who has introduced the bill or a member authorized in writing by such member to act in his behalf, or where the bill has been transmitted from the council; the Minister or the member who has given notice of his intention to move that the Bill be taken into consideration;

(r) "Government " means the Government of Uttar Pradesh;

(s) "Resolution" means a proposal for the purpose of discussing a matter of general public interest;

(t) "Joint Select Committee" means a Committee of members of the council and the Assembly to which a Bill is referred under these rules after it has been introduced in either House;

(u) "Constitution" means the Constitution of India;

(v) "Secretary" means the Secretary to the Legislative Assembly and include such other person as is empowered to perform the function of the Secretary;

(w) "Session" means the period of time commencing from the first sitting of the Assembly upon the summons of the Governor under clause (I) of article 174 until its prorogation or dissolution under clause (2) thereof;

(x) "prorogation" means the termination of a session by an order of the Governor under sub-clause (a) of clause (2) of article 174;


(y) "House" means the Assembly;

(z) "Precincts of the House" means the Assembly Hall situate in the main Vidhan Bhawan, the galleries both the lobbies, the Speaker's room the Deputy Speakerís and all the room under the control or occupation of the legislative Assembly Secretariat, the Vidhan Pustakalaya, the room allotted to various political parties, Rajarshi Purushottam Das Tandan Hall, all attached cafeteria all the verandahs and approaches leading thereto, and also such other places as the Speaker may from time to time specify."

(aa)"Houses" means the Houses of Legislature;

(ab)"Member" means a member of the Assembly and also includes, for the purposes of Article 177, a Minister and the Advocate General of the State;

(ac)"Naming a Member" means drawing by the Speaker the attention of the House to the conduct of a member with a view to action being taken against him;

(ad)"Assembly" means the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly;

(ae)"Lobby" means the room adjoining the Assembly Hall and coterminous with it;

(af)"Committee" means any Committee elected or constituted by the House or nominated by the Speaker for any specific or general purpose and which functions under the direction of the speaker and presents its report to the House or to the Speaker.

(2) Words and expressions used in the Constitution and not defined herein shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the meanings assigned to them in the Constitution.