CHAPTER IV SITTINGS OF THE ASSEMBLY

14. Meetings of the Assembly - (1) Subject to Article 174, in every year the Assembly shall ordinarily have, three meetings namely, the Budget meeting, the Monsoon meeting and the Winter meeting and sitting of 90 days.

[Art. 174]

14-A Sittings of the Assembly (1) After the commencement of a session, the Assembly shall sit on such days as the Speaker may, from time to time, having regard to the state of business of the Assembly and in consultation with the Leader of the House, determine.

(2) A sitting of the House shall be duly constituted only when it is presided over by the Speaker or any other member competent to preside over a sitting of the House under the Constitution of these Rules.

15. Hours of Sitting (1) Subject to the direction of Speaker, the sitting of the Assembly shall ordinarily commence from 11 a.m. and continue until the business fixed for the day is concluded :

"Provided that if the Speaker considers proper or the circumstances make it necessary, to do so, the sitting may be adjourned before the conclusion of the business fixed"

(2) Unless the House otherwise determine, there shall be no sitting on Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays.

16. Quorum The quorum to constitute a sitting of the Assembly shall be one-tenth of the total number of the members of the House.

[Art. 189 (3).]

17. Adjournment of sittings The Speaker may adjourn a sitting of the Assembly either of his own motion or on a motion of the House in that behalf :

Where, however, the House is adjourned sine die ten days notice shall ordinarily be given to members of the date on which the Assembly shall re-assemble :

Provided that the Speaker may call a sitting of the Assembly on an earlier or later date than the date to which it stands adjourned.

18. The Effect of Prorogation When the Assembly is prorogued

[Art. 196]

(a) all pending notices, statements and discussions shall lapse and fresh notice shall be given for the next session :

Provided that questions which have been entered in the list of business, but were postponed and remained pending for answer at the clause of the preceding session shall not lapse.

(b) a Bill pending in the House at the time of prorogation shall not lapse by reason of the prorogation of the House.

(c) any business pending before a Committee shall not lapse.

(d) any motion, resolution or amendment, which has been moved and is pending in the house, shall not lapse.

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