RULES OF PROCEDURE AND CONDUCT OF BUSINESS OF THE UTTAR PRADESH LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 1958 (AS CORRECTED UPTO April, 2007)

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

RULE

Chapter I – SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS

    1. Short Title
    2. Commencement
    3. Definitions

CHAPTER II – SUMMONS TO MEMBERS AND SEATING ARRANGEMENT

    1. Summoning of the Assembly
    2. Oath or Affirmation
    3. Seating of Members
    4. Contravention of the provisions of Article 193

CHAPTER III – ELECTION OF SPEAKER, DEPUTY SPEAKER AND NOMINATION OF PANEL OF PRESIDING MEMBERS

    1. Election of Speaker
    2. Election of Deputy Speaker
    3. Panel of Presiding Members
    4. Election of Chairman in the absence of Speaker, Deputy Speaker and Panel of Presiding Members
    5. Powers of Deputy Speaker and Presiding Member
    6. Delegation of Powers by Speaker

CHAPTER IV – SITTINGS OF ASSEMBLY

    1. Meetings of the Assembly

14-A. Sittings of the Assembly

    1. Hours of Sitting
    2. Quorum
    3. Adjournment of sittings
    4. The effect of Prorogation

CHAPTER V – GOVERNOR’S ADDRESS AND MESSAGE TO ASSEMBLY

    1. Address by the Governor to the Two Houses of Legislature and its discussion in the assembly
    2. Governor’s Address under Article 175 (1)
    3. Message of Governor under Article 175 (2)

CHAPTER VI – ARRANGEMENT OF BUSINESS

    1. Information about the business to be taken up in the House

22-A. List of business

    1. Allotment of time for Private Member’s business
    2. Arrangement of government business
    3. Private Member’s business outstanding at the end of the day

CHAPTER VII – QUESTIONS

    1. Subject-Matter of Questions
    2. Classification of Questions
    3. Form and Contents of Questions
    4. Short Notice Questions
    5. Notice of starred and unstarred Questions
    6. Time for Questions
    7. Copies of written answers to be made available to the member concerned and disposal of Question-Answers in the House
    8. Limitation of number of Questions
    9. Allotment of Days for Oral Answers to Question
    10. Postponement of Question due to absence of Minister
    11. Mode of asking Questions
    12. Mode of giving Notice of Questions
    13. Manner of answering Questions
    14. Questions of Absent Members
    15. Withdrawal or Postponement of Questions
    16. Written Answers to Questions not replied Orally
    17. Supplementary Questions
    18. Questions to the Speaker
    19. Questions to Private Members
    20. Speaker to decide Admissibility of Questions
    21. Power of the Speaker to change Class of a Question
    22. List of Questions for the Day
    23. Questions and Answers to be entered in Proceedings of the Assembly
    24. Discussion on maters arising out of Questions and Answers
    25. Prohibition of Publicity of Questions and Answers in Advance

CHAPTER VIII – CALLING ATTENTION TO MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

    1. Calling Attention to Matters of Urgent Public Importance

CHAPTER IX – DISCUSSION ON MATTERS OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

    1. Notice for raising discussion
    2. Speaker to decide Admissibility
    3. No Formal Motion
    4. Time limit for Speeches

CHAPTER X – MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT ON A MATTER OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

    1. Method Of giving Notice
    2. Speaker’s consent necessary to make Motion
    3. Restrictions on Right to make Motion
    4. Motion for discussion on matters before Tribunals, Commissions, etc.
    5. Mode of asking for leave to Move Adjournment Motion
    6. Time for taking up Motion
    7. Limitation of Time of Discussion

CHAPTER XI – QUESTIONS INVOLVING BREACH OF PRIVILEGES AND CONTEMPTS

    1. Raising question of breach of privileges or contempt
    2. Complaint by Member
    3. Conditions of Admissibility
    4. Presentation of Complaint
    5. Consideration of question of breach of privilege or contempt by the House
    6. Disposal of a Complaint before the House
    7. Motion after presentation of the Report
    8. Substantive Motion
    9. Opportunity to Person Charged
    10. Summoning the Party Charged
    11. Punishment
    12. Groundless Complaint
    13. Execution of Order of the House
    14. Bravity of Debate
    15. Regulation of Procedure
    16. Power of Speaker to refer Question of Privilege or contempt to Committee
    17. Procedure on Question of Breach of Privilege or contempt of a House – by a Member, Officer or Servant of another house

Intimation to Speaker of Arrest, Detention etc. and Release of a Member

    1. Intimation to Speaker by Magistrate of Arrest, detention etc., of a member
    2. Intimation to Speaker on release of a member
    3. Treatment of communications received from Magistrate

Procedure regarding service of legal process and arrest within the precincts of the House

    1. Arrest with in the precincts of the House
    2. Service of legal process

CHAPTER XII – RESOLUTION

    1. Notice of Resolution by Private Members
    2. Notice of resolution by Government
    3. Subject matter of Resolution
    4. Form of Resolution
    5. Condition of Admissibility of Resolutions
    6. Raising Discussion of Matters before Tribunals or other Statutory Authorities
    7. Admissibility of Resolutions
    8. Sending of a copy of a private members’ resolution to Government
    9. Moving and withdrawal of Resolutions
    10. Amendments
    11. Notice of Amendments
    12. Duration of Speeches
    13. Withdrawal of Resolution
    14. Resolution not Discussed
    15. Splitting of Resolution

100.                      Repetition of Resolution

    1. Copy of Resolution passed to be sent to Minister
    2. Precedence of Private Member’s Resolution

CHAPTER XIII – MOTIONS

    1. Discussion on a matter of Public Interest by Motion
    2. Notice of a Motion
    3. Conditions of Admissibility of a Motion
    4. Speaker to decide Admissibility of a Motion

107.                      Motion for raising discussion on matters before Tribunals, Commissions, etc.

    1. Allotment of time and discussion of motions
    2. Time limit for speeches
    3. Motions without Notice
    4. Repetition of Motion
    5. Motion for postponement of business
    6. Closure

CHAPTER XIV – LEGISLATION

(DD)       Introduction and Publication of Bills

    1. Speaker’s power of publication of Bill before introduction

115.                      Notice of Motion for Leave to Introduce a Bill by a Private Member

116.                      Introduction of Bill dependent on another Bill pending before the House

    1. Notice of an Identical Bill
    2. Financial Memorandum to Bills and Money Clauses in Bills
    3. Explanatory Memorandum to Bills delegating legislative power
    4. Statement in connection with Ordinances
    5. Precedence of Private Member’s Bills
    6. Copy of Private Member’s Bill to Minister
    7. Motion for leave to introduce
    8. Introduction of a Bill
    9. Power to ask for Papers connected with a Bill
    10. Publication of Bills
    11. Copy of Bill to the Governor and the President

(B) Motions after Introduction

    1. Motions after introduction
    2. Discussion on principles of Bills
    3. Motion to constitute Select Committee
    4. Persons by whom motions in respect of Bills may be made

(C)  Procedure after presentation of Report of a Select Committee

132.                      Motion that may be moved after presentation of Report of Select/Joint Select Committee

    1. Scope of Debate

(D) Joint Select Committee

    1. Motion for Joint Select Committee
    2. Motion by the Council for reference to Joint Select Committee

(E) Amendments to clauses, etc., and considerations of Bills

    1. Submission of Bill clause by clause
    2. Postponement of Clause
    3. Consideration of Schedule
    4. Notice of Amendments
    5. Conditions of Admissibility of Amendments

141.                      Sanction of the President or recommendation of the Governor to be annexed to notice of Amendment

    1. Order of Amendment
    2. Withdrawal of Amendment
    3. Clause one, Preamble and Title of the Bill

(F) Passing and authentication of Bills

    1. Passing of a Bill
    2. Scope of Debate
    3. Formal amendment to Bills
    4. Transmission of Bills to the Council

(G) Procedure on Return of Bills other than Money Bills from the Council

149.                      Message from Council in respect of Bills passed without amendment

    1. Return of Bills from the Council
    2. Procedure for consideration of Amendments
    3. Procedure on consideration of Amendments

(H) Money Bills

    1. Recommendation of Council on Money Bills
    2. Considerations of recommendations made by the Council

155.                      Procedure for consideration of Amendments as recommended by the Council

    1. Disagreement between the Houses
    2. Communication of Assembly Decision to Council

(DD)       General

158.                      Power of speaker to bring the year of the Bill in conformity with the year of assent

    1. Assent to Bill
    2. Note of verbal amendments

(J) Procedure regarding Bills Introduced in the Council

    1. Bills which have been passed by the Council
    2. Notice to move for consideration of Bill
    3. Motion for consideration
    4. Discussion
    5. Reference to Select Committee
    6. Consideration and passing of Bills
    7. Bills passed without Amendments
    8. Bills passed with Amendments

(K) Reconsideration of Bills returned under Articles 200 and 201 of the Constitution

    1. Message of the Governor

169-A.       Notice to move for consideration of the amendments

169-B.       Motion for re-consideration

169-C.       Scope of Debate

169-D.       Consideration of the Amendments

169-E.       Passing of Bill again

169-F.       Disagreement of the Assembly with the message

169-G.       Reconsideration of Bills returned with message under proviso of Article 201

(KK) Authentication of Bills passed again by the Assembly

169-H.       Authentication of Bills passed again by the Assembly

(L) Postponement and withdrawal of Bills and Dropped Bills

    1. Adjournment of Debate on a Bill
    2. Withdrawal of Bill

172.                      Explanatory Statement by Member who moves or oppose motion for withdrawal of Bill

    1. Removal of Bills from the Register of Bills

174.                      Special provisions for Removal of a Private Member’s Bill from the Register of Bills

    1. Dropped Bills

(M) Statutory Regulations, rules etc, laid before the House

    1. Laying of regulation, rule, etc. on the Table of the House
    2. Allotment of time for discussion of Amendment
    3. Transmission of Amendment to Council
    4. Amendment returned by Council
    5. Disagreement between Houses
    6. Information to the House

(N) Procedure for Ratification of Amendment to the Constitution

    1. Ratification of amendment to the Constitution

CHAPTER XV – PROCEDURE IN FINANCIAL MATTERS

(A)   Budget

    1. Budget and its Presentation
    2. Discussion on Budget
    3. Demands for Grants
    4. Stages of Budget Debate
    5. General Discussion on Budget
    6. Voting on Demands
    7. Cut Motion
    8. Conditions of admissibility of Cut Motions
    9. Notice of a Cut Motion
    10. Votes on Credit and Exceptional Grants
    11. Vote on Account

194.                      Supplementary or Additional Grants or Grants for Excess Expenditure

    1. Scope of Discussion on Supplementary Grants
    2. Token Grant

(B) Appropriation Bill

    1. Appropriation Bill
    2. Time limit for Disposal of Financial Business

199.                      Publication of Appropriation and Finance Accounts and Audit Reports

CHAPTER XVI – PROCEDURE FOR COMMITTEES

(A)   General

    1. Appointment of Committee of the House

200-A.       Objection to membership of a committee

    1. Chairman of the Committees
    2. Quorum

203.                      Discharge of members absent from Sittings of Committees and filling-up of their vacancies

    1. Resignation of a Member
    2. Term of a Committee
    3. Voting in the Committee
    4. Power to appoint Sub-Committees
    5. Sittings of the Committee
    6. Committee may sit whilst the House is sitting
    7. Venue of Sittings

211.                      Power to take evidence or call for papers, Records or Documents

212.                      Party or a witness can appoint a counsel to appear before Committees

    1. Procedure for examining witnesses
    2. Signing of the Report of the Committee
    3. Availability of Report before presentation to Government
    4. Presentation of Report

217.                      Publication or circulation of Report prior to its presentation to the House

    1. Power to make suggestions on procedures

219.                      Power of Speaker to give direction on a point of procedure or otherwise

    1. Unfinished work of Committees
    2. Secretary to be the ex-officio Secretary of Committees
    3. Applicability of a general rules to Committees

(B) Business Advisory Committee

    1. Constitution of the Committee
    2. Functions of the Committee
    3. Report of the Committee
    4. Allocation of time
    5. Disposal of outstanding matters at the appointed hour
    6. Variation in the allocation of time

(C) Committee on Public Accounts

    1. Constitution of the Committee
    2. Functions of the Committee

(D) Committee on Estimates

    1. Constitution on Committee
    2. Functions of the Committee

(DD) Joint Committee on the Public Undertakings and Corporations

      232-A.       Functions of the Committee

                  232-B.       Constitution of the Committee

                  232-C.       Report of the Committee

      232-D.       Determination of the jurisdiction of the Committee of Public Accounts, Committee on Estimates and Committee on Public undertakings and corporations

(E) Committee of Government Assurances

    1. Constitution and Functions of the Committee

(F) Committee on Petitions

    1. Constitution of the Committee
    2. Petition whom to be addressed and how to be concluded
    3. Scope of petition
    4. General form of a petition
    5. Authentication of signatories to a petition
    6. Document not to be attached to a petition
    7. Counter signature
    8. Notice of Presentation
    9. Form of petition
    10. Procedure after presentation of a petition

(G) Committee on Delegated Legislation

    1. Constitution and functions of the Committee
    2. Duties of the Committee
    3. Report of the Committee

(H) Rules Committee

    1. Constitution of the Committee
    2. Functions of the Committee
    3. Notice of Amendments to Rules
    4. Chairman of the Committee
    5. Procedure for the Amendment of Rules

(I) Select Committee

    1. Constitution of Select Committee
    2. Procedure in a Select Committee

254.                      Notice of Amendments by members other than members of Select Committee

    1. Power of Committee to take evidence

256.                      Printing and publication of evidence tendered before a Select Committee

    1. Record of Decisions of the Committee
    2. Report by Select Committee
    3. Minute of dissent recorded by a member
    4. Printing and publication of Report

(J) Joint Select Committee

    1. Constitution of Joint Select Committee
    2. Procedure before Joint Select Committee

(K) Committee on Privileges

    1. Constitution of the Committee
    2. Quorum

265.                      Examination of the question by the Committee on privileges and its procedure

    1. Examination of the Questions by the Committee
    2. Disabilities of Members of the Committee
    3. Sittings of Committee on Privileges
    4. Report of the Committee

(L) Questions and Reference Committee

269-A.       Constitution of the Committee

269-B.       Functions of the Committee

 

(M) Joint Committee on Scheduled Castes, Scheduled

Tribes and Denotified Tribes

 

269-C. Constitution of the Committee

269-D. Functions of the Committee 

269- E. Report of the Committee

 

(N) Committee Relating to Examination of Audit Reports of the Local Bodies of the State

 

269-F. Constitution of the Committee

269-G. Functions of the Committee 

269- H. Determination of Jurisdiction of the Committee

 

(O) Ethics Committee

 

269-I. Constitution of the Committee

269-J. Functions of the Committee 

269- K. Report of the Committee

 

(P) Joint Committee Relating to Women And Child Welfare

 

269-L. Constitution of the Committee

269-M. Functions of the Committee 

269- N. Report of the Committee

CHAPTER XVII – RESOLUTION FOR REMOVAL OF SPEAKER AND DEPUTY SPEAKER NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION AGAINST MINISTERS AND STATEMENT BY A MINISTER WHO HAS RESIGNED

    1. Resolution for Removal of Speaker or Deputy Speaker
    2. Leave of House to take up Resolution

272.                      Resolution included in the List of Business on the Appointed Day

    1. Presiding person at the time of consideration of the Resolution
    2. Time-limit for speeches
    3. Motion of No-confidence in Ministers
    4. Statement by a Minister who has resigned

CHAPTER XVIII – COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR AND THE ASSEMBLY

    1. Communications from the Governor to the Assembly
    2. Communications from the Assembly to the Governor

CHAPTER XIX – RESIGNAGTION AND VACATIONS OF SEATS IN THE HOUSE AND ABSENTEE MEMBERS

    1. Resignation of seats in the House
    2. Permission to remain absent from meetings of the House
    3. Attendance Register

CHAPTER XX – GENERAL RULES OF PROCEDURE

(A) Language of the Assembly

    1. Language of the Assembly

(B) Notices

    1. Giving of Notices

(C) Amendments

    1. Amendments which may be admissible
    2. Amendment how put to vote

(D) Rules to be observed by Members

    1. Rules to be observed by members while present in the House
    2. Members to speak when called by the Speaker
    3. Mode of addressing the House
    4. Rules to be observed while speaking and answering Questions

289-A.       Procedure for making allegation against any person

    1. Questions to be asked through the Speaker
    2. Irrelevance or repetitions

291-A. Personal Explanation

(E) Order of Speeches and Right of Reply

    1. Order of Speeches and right of reply
    2. Address by Speaker

(F) Procedure when Speaker rises

    1. Speaker to be heard in silence

(G) Decisions

    1. Procedure for obtaining decision of the House
    2. Proposal and putting of Question
    3. No speech after voices collected
    4. Decision

(H) Speaker’s power to order withdrawal of a Member or to adjourn the House or suspend a Sitting

    1. Peace and order in the House

(I) Points of Order

    1. Points of Order and decisions thereon
    2. Raising of a matter which is not a point of order

(J) Record and Report of Proceedings

    1. Record of proceedings of the Assembly
    2. Report of proceedings of the Assembly
    3. Expunging of words from proceedings of the House

(K) Admission of strangers

    1. Speaker to regulate admission of strangers
    2. Power to order withdrawal of strangers
    3. Steps for expulsion of strangers

(L) Power of speaker to make regulations for Election by Single transferable Vote and for Ballot

308.                      Speaker to make regulations for election by single transferable vote and for Ballot

(M) Elections by the Assembly

    1. Elections by the Assembly

(N) Laying of paper and document on the Table of the House

    1. Laying of any paper or document on the Table of the House

(O) Miscellaneous

    1. Suspension of Rules
    2. Interpretation and removal of difficulties
    3. Residuary powers
    4. Speaker's decision not to be questioned

314-A. Objection to Vote of a member

(P) Relative precedence

315.                      Relative precedence of different classes of business before the House Schedules

 

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