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Direction No.1

Dated the 27th August, 1957.

Subject :- Points of conduct and etiquette for the guidance of witnesses appearing before the Committee of the Legislative Assembly and their sub-Committees.

In pursuance of the provision of rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, the Speaker has approved the following points of conduct and etiquette for the guidance of witnesses appearing before the Committees of the Legislative Assembly and their sub-Committees :-

1.     Due respect to the Chairman and the Committee/Sub-Committee should be shown by the witness by bowing while taking his seat.

2.     The witness should take the seat earmarked for him opposite to the seat of the Chairman.

3.     The witness should take the oath or make affirmation, if so asked by the Chairman. The oath or affirmation will be administered by the Secretary. The witness will take the oath or make affirmation standing in his seat and bow to the Chair just before taking the oath or making the affirmation and immediately afterwards.

4.     The witness should answer specific questions put to him either by the Chairman or by a Member of the Committee or by any other person authorised by the Chairman. The witness may be asked to place before the Committee any other points that have not been covered and which a witness thinks are essential to be placed before the Committee.

5.     All submissions to the Chair and the Committee should be couched in courteous and polite language.

6.     When the evidence is completed and the witness is asked to withdraw, he should, while leaving bow to the Chair.

7.     The witness should not smoke or chew when he is seated before the Committee.

8.     The following acts shall constitute breaches of privileges and contempt of Committee. -

(a) Refusal to answer questions, unless it be on the ground that the discloser of the information sought for would be prejudicial to the safety or interest of the State.

(b) Prevarication or willfully giving false evidence or suppressing the truth or misleading the Committee.

(c) Trifling with the Committee, returning insulting answers.

(d) Destroying or damaging a material document relative to the enquiry.


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Direction No. 2

Dated the 3rd June, 1959.

Subject:- Directions by the Speaker under rule 243 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by rule 243 of the Rule of procedure and conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following directions for regulating the procedure in connection with the matters connected with the consideration of any question of subordinate legislation either in the Committee or in the House.

 1.     Scope of the Committee :

(1)     The Committee on Subordinate Legislative may examine all ‘orders’ whether laid on the Table of the House or not, framed in pursuance of the provisions of the Constitution or a statute delegating power to subordinate authority to make such orders.

(2)     The Committee may examine provisions of Bills which seek to --

  1. delegate powers to make ‘orders’, or
  2. amend earlier Acts delegating such powers with a view to see whether suitable provisions for the laying of the ‘orders’ on the Table of the House have been made therein.

(3)     The Committee may examine any other matter relating to an ‘order’ or any question of subordinate legislation arising therefrom.

2. Examination of Bills referred to Committee by Speaker :

(1)     The Speaker may also refer Bills containing provisions for delegation of Legislative powers to the Committee and where a Bill is so referred ; the Committee shall examine -

(i)    the extent of such powers sought to be delegated and

(ii)   where powers are sought to be delegated by the State Government to other authorities for bringing into operation any subsidiary provisions or to make any further rules or regulations, the necessity for such delegation as well as the extent and manner in which such powers shall be exercised by the subordinate authorities concerned.

(2)     Where the Committee is of opinion that the provisions contained in the Bill, delegating legislative powers should be annulled wholly or in part, or should be amended in any respect, it may report that opinion and the grounds thereof to the House before the Bill is taken up for consideration in the House.

3.     Supply of material by departments or other authorities :

A department or other authority may be required to supply, for the use of the 'Committee' a sufficient number of copies of the following documents, namely :-

  1. statutory and constitutional ‘orders’.
  2. Amendments to such ‘orders’.
  3. Re-printed editions of such ‘orders’ as and when they are re-printed.

 4.     Procedure for examination :

(1)     (i) after an ‘order’ is published in the Gazette, it shall be examined by the Assembly Secretariat to determine whether it is required to be brought to the notice of the Committee on any of the grounds laid down in rule 241, or in accordance with any practice of direction of the Committee.

        (ii) After a Bill is introduced it shall be examined by the Assembly Secretariat to determine whether it is required to be brought to the notice of the Committee on the ground laid down in the direction.

(2)     If, in the course of examination of an ‘order’ it is considered necessary to seek any clarification regarding any point, it shall be referred to the Department concerned and the matter, if necessary, re-examined in the light of such reply.

(3)     If, after examination of ‘order’, a Bill or any other matter, it is considered necessary to bring any point or points to the notice of the Committee a self-contained memorandum shall be prepared on the subject and after the approval of the Chairman, placed before the Committee.

 5.     Circulation of Memoranda :

The approved memorandum together with copies or extracts of the relevant ‘order’ wherever necessary, may, time permitting, be circulated to members of the Committee in advance.

 6.     Presentation of other documents with report :

Alongwith the Report, the following documents may also be presented to the House :-

  1. Summary of recommendations made in the Report.

  2. Relevant portions of the minutes of the sittings at which the matters referred to in the Report were considered.

  3. Such other material as may be considered necessary.

 7.     Recommendation of the Committee :

(1)     The Departments of the Government shall be required to furnish from time to time to the Assembly Secretariat, statements of action taken or proposed to be taken by them on the recommendations made by the Committee in their reports and on the assurances given by the Departments in the course of their correspondence with the Committee.  The information so received shall be placed before the Committee in the form of a memorandum with the approval of the Chairman.

 (2)     In cases where any Department of the Government is not in a position to implement, or feels any difficulty in giving effect to, a recommendation made by the Committee, the Department shall place its views before the Committee which may, if it thinks fit, present a further report to the House after considering the views of the department in the matter.


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Direction No.3

Dated the 21st July, 1961.

Subject :- Directions by the Speaker under the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and conduct of business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly. I issue the following direction regarding presentation of a report of a Committee to the Speaker under rule 205 :-

"Presentation of a Report of a Committee to the Speaker under rule 205.

  1. Ordinarily the report of a Committee shall be presented to the House; but in case the Committee complete their report when the House is not in session, the Chairman of the Committee may present it to the Speaker.
  2. The Speaker may under the provision of rule 205 order the printing, publication or circulation of the report before it is presented to the House.
  3. Where a report is presented to the Speaker or where its printing, publication or circulation have been ordered by the Speaker, the fact shall be notified in the Bulletin.
  4. The Speaker may, if so requested by the Committee, direct that matters of factual nature, or patent errors may be corrected in the report presented to him by a Committee, before the report is printed, published or circulated and later presented to the House.
  5. The report shall be presented to the House during the next session at the first convenient opportunity by the Chairman or in his absence by a member of the Committee. While presenting the report, the Chairman or in his absence the Member presenting the report shall confine himself to a brief statement to the effect that the report was presented to the Speaker when the House was not in session and that orders for its printing, publication or circulation were given by the Speaker under rule 205.
  6. Where the Assembly is dissolved after the presentation of the report to the Speaker, and before the presentation of the report to the House, the report shall be laid by the Secretary on the Table of the New House at the first convenient opportunity. While laying the report, the Secretary shall make a statement to the effect that the report was presented to the Speaker of the Preceding Assembly before its dissolution and where it was ordered by the Speaker to be printed, published or circulated under rule 205, the Secretary shall also report that fact to the House."

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Direction No.4

Dated the 2nd March, 1962.

Subject :- Direction by the Speaker under the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following Direction regarding election to Committees on Estimates and Public Accounts :-

"Elections to Committees on Estimates and Public Accounts :

Election to the Committee on Estimates and the Committee on Public Accounts, as provided in rule 232 (1) and 230 (1) respectively, shall be held in accordance with the regulations made by the Speaker for holding elections to Committees by means of single transferable vote."


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Direction No. 5

Dated the 14th March, 1964

Subject :- Directions by the Speaker under the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of powers conferred upon him under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble the Speaker has issued the following direction regarding incorrect statements made in the House :-

PROCEDURE FOR INVITING ATTENTION OF THE HOUSE TO INCORRECT STATEMENTS MADE BY MINISTERS OR MEMBERS :-

  1. A member wishing to point out any mistake or inaccuracy in statement made by a Minister or any other member shall, before referring to the matter in the House, write to the Speaker pointing out the particulars of the mistake or inaccuracy and seek his permission to raise the matter in the House.
  2. The member may place before the Speaker such evidence as he may have in support of his allegation.
  3. The Speaker may, if he thinks fit, bring the matter to the notice of the Minister or the member concerned for the purpose of ascertaining the factual position in regard to the allegation made.
  4. The Speaker may then, if he thinks it necessary, permit the member who made the allegation to raise the matter in the House and the member so permitted shall, before making the statement, inform the minister or the member concerned.
  5. The minister or the member concerned may make a statement in reply with the permission of the Speaker and after having informed the other member concerned.

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Direction No.6

Dated the 29th June, 1966.

Subject :- Direction issued by the Speaker under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following directions regarding presentation of petitions to the House :-

1.     General form of Petitions received under rule 96 :

(1)     As soon as a petition is received, it shall be acknowledged in the form specified in the Schedule.

(2)    Every petition before presentation to the House shall be examined in order to see whether it is -

  1. in proper form ;
  2. couched in respectful decorous and temperate language;
  3. in conformity with the rules and decisions that may be taken from time to time.

(3)    After the petition has been examined and is found to be generally in order, it shall be presented to the House by the Secretary or the Member, as the case may be :

Provided that in the case of a petition on a Bill or any matter connected with the business pending before the House, it shall be presented or reported to the House, as soon as possible, after its receipt :

Provided further that in the case of a petition on a Bill pending before a Select Committee, the petition may be referred to that Committee without being presented to the House and the petitioner informed accordingly.

2.     Defective petitions to be withdrawn -

If a petition, after presentation, is found defective it may be withdrawn by an order of the Speaker and the petitioner informed accordingly.

3. Grounds of inadmissibility of petitions :

(1)    A petition shall be rejected or returned to the petitioner if it -

  1. relates to personal or individual grievances; or
  2. relates to matter specified in clause (iii) of rule 96 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

(2)     In case it is considered necessary to ascertain the facts from the Department concerned in order to determine the admissibility of the petition, a reference may be made to the Department and facts gathered or action taken by it ascertained.


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Direction No. 7

Dated the 17th November, 1969.

Subject :- Direction by the Speaker under rule 307 of the Rules of procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following directions regarding appointment of a member of Government Committee as Chairman or member of Committee on Estimates/Public Accounts/Public Undertakings :-

Appointment of a member of Government Committee as Chairman or member of Committee on Estimates/Public Accounts/Public Undertakings :-

1.     Whenever a member, who is a member of a Committee constituted by Government, is elected to the Committee on Estimates or the Committee on Public Accounts or the Committee on Public Undertakings, the matter shall be placed before the Speaker for deciding whether the member shall be permitted to continue his membership of the former Committee.

2.    Where the Speaker considers it inappropriate that a member should continue to serve on the Government Committee after his election to the Committee on Estimates or the Committee on Public Accounts or the Committee on Public Undertakings, as the case may be, the member shall, if so required by the Speaker resign membership of the Committee constituted by Government.

3.    Where in the interest of Parliamentary work, the Speaker permits a member elected to the Committee on Estimates or Public Accounts or Public Undertakings to continue to hold the membership of a Committee constituted by the Government, he may, require that the report of the Government Committee shall be placed before the Committee on Estimates or Public Accounts or Public Undertakings, as the case may be, for such comments as the latter Committee may deem fit to make before it is presented to Government.


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Direction No. 8

Dated March 10, 1972.

Subject :- Direction by the Speaker under the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following Direction regarding election to the Committee on Public Undertakings :-

"Election to the Committee on Public Undertakings :-

Election to the Committee on Public Undertakings as provided in rule 233-B(1) shall be held in accordance with the regulations made by the Speaker for holding elections to Committees by means of the single transferable vote."


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Direction No. 9

Dated 3rd March, 1976

Direction No. 9 omitted by first report of the Rules Committee, 1980-81.


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Direction No. 10

Dated 3rd March, 1976.

Subject :- Direction by the Speaker under Rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following direction regarding consideration of petition by the Committee on Petitions.

           Committee on Petitions

After the presentation of a petition to the House, The Committee on Petitions shall meet to consider it as early as possible :

Provided that in the case of a petition on a Bill or any matter connected with the business pending before the House, it shall meet as soon as possible after it has been presented or reported to the House and submit its report to the House or direct the circulation of the petition to the members, as the case may be, well in advance of the said Bill or matter connected with business being taken up in the House :

Provided further that in the case of a petition received on a Bill already under discussion in the House, the Committee shall meet to consider it immediately on its presentation after its receipt and submit its report or direct the circulation of the petition to the members, as the case may be, well in advance of the Bill being disposed of by the House.


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Direction No. 11

Dated the 5th September, 1981.

Subject :- Direction by the Speaker under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following Direction with the object of removing any difficulty in the functioning of a Committee of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in the event of the office of the Chairman thereof being vacant or of his not being unavoidably available :-

"Where the office of the Chairman of any of the Committees of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly is vacant or where the Speaker is satisfied that he is unavoidably not available owing to reasons of illness or otherwise and where the Speaker is further satisfied that circumstances exist wherein it is expedient to call a meeting of the Committee, he may direct the Secretary to call a meeting of the said Committee, provided that no such meeting has already been fixed by a decision of the Committee."


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Direction No. 12

Dated Jaipur, 18th May, 1982

Subject :- Attendance of Hon’ble Members in the sitting of various Committees of the Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of powers conferred upon me by rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, the following direction is issued regarding the sitting of various Committees of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly in pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule 184 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

  1. At each sitting the Committee shall ordinarily meet for at least one and a half hour unless the Chairman certifies in writing that a shorter duration of the sitting will serve the purpose.
  2. If there is no quorum after half an hour from the commencement of the sitting, the sitting shall stand adjourned.
  3. In case of the adjournment of the sitting for two consecutive days, the Chairman shall fix the next date for the sitting.
  4. Unless a member is present during the sitting for at least half the total duration of the sitting, he shall not be paid daily allowance for that day in accordance with sub-rule (3) or Rule 13 of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Members Traveling and Daily Allowance Rules, 1964.
  5. The attendance register shall be closed immediately after the sitting is adjourned.

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Direction No. 13

Dated 21st May, 1983.

Direction No. 13 omitted by order of Hon’ble Speaker dated 14th July, 1993 in view first report of the Rules Committee 1987-88.


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Direction No. 14

Dated the 11th February, 1988.

Subject :- Direction regarding special mention by the Speaker under Rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Rajasthan Legislative Assembly.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following direction regarding the Procedure for Motions under Rule 295 :-

Procedure for matters to be raised
Under Rule 295

Scope

Matters which fulfill the conditions hereinafter prescribed for matters of special mention and are not which can be raised under the rules relating to questions. Short Notice Questions, Calling Attention Motion and Points of order etc. can be raised under Rule 295.

Notice

2.    Notice for raising a matter under Rule 295 is to be given in writing in triplicate addressed to the Secretary. The text of the Statement proposed to be made should not ordinarily exceed 500 words.

3.    No matter can be raised unless the Speaker has given his consent thereto and only the approved text would go on record.

When to table the notice

4.     Notices for raising matters under Rule 295 can be tabled not earlier than 3 clear days before the commencement of the session. Notices should be given by 9.30 hrs. Notices received after 10.00 hrs on a day are deemed to have been given for the next sitting of the House. It is, however, not necessary that notices given for a particular day will be allowed on that very day. Generally, 12 matters are allowed to be raised at a sitting.

5.     Notices received at the same point of time on a day are balloted to determine their inter se  priority.

Validity of notices

6.    All notices under Rule 295 are valid for the week in which those have been tabled. Notices received up to 9.30 hrs. on the last day of the week on which the House sits and not selected automatically lapse. However, such notices can be revived for the following week.

7.     The notices for the following week can be given only after 9.30 hrs. on the last day of the week on which the House sits and are valid for the entire following week.

Conditions of admissibility for matter of Special Mentions

8.     A notice to be admissible must satisfy inter-alias  the following main conditions :-

  1. It should raise substantially one definite issue;
  2. It should not raise an issue which does not fall within the State Government’s jurisdiction that is to say, State Government’s responsibility should be clearly attracted;
  3. It should not contain allegations of a defamatory or incriminatory nature;
  4. It should not be on a subject on which a question/Calling Attention Motion etc. has been discussed or admitted;
  5. It should not raise a purely local issue or be of concern to some individual(s) only; and
  6. It should not relate to a matter which it subjudice.

When raised ?

9.     A Copy of the text as approved by the Speaker is provided to the Member on the day on which he is allowed to raise the matter. The item is not included in the List of Business. However, it is generally taken up after Calling Attention. On days when there is no Calling attention on the agenda, the item is taken up immediately after papers have been laid and Bills, if any, introduced.

Limit on raising matters

10.     A member can ordinarily raise only one matter during a week under Rule 295. In the opinion of the Speaker if a matter is of Special public importance, a member can be permitted to raise at the most two matters in a week.

11.     Normally, Minister do not make statements on matters raised under Rule 295. However, if a Minister so desires, he may make a statements on the subject with the permission of the Speaker. The Minister will write to the Members ordinarily within a week with regard to matters raised by them under Rule 295, informing them of Government’s views and/or action taken in the matter. A copy of Government’s Views and/or action taken in the matter will also be sent to the Assembly Secretariat. Further clarifications, if any, may be obtained by Members directly from the Minister/Department concerned. The general purposes Committee will scrutinize the action taken by Government and report to the House.


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Direction No. 15 (as amended)

(Amended as per the first report of the Rules Committee, 1990-91)

Dated May 10, 1991.

Subject :- Regulation of Procedure for asking and answering of questions.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business, I do hereby amend the existing direction No. 15 for regulating the Procedure in connection with asking and answering of questions as follows :-

1.      Members should mark their priority on every questions given notice of. The priority will be in continuity for all questions given notice of by the members. The separate priority according to departments & ministers should not be marked. In case member do not mark priority, the priority will be treated as per priority of the receipt of questions in the Assembly Secretariat.

2.     Three separate registers will be maintained in Assembly Secretariat for starred & unstarred questions. These three registers will be Questionwise Register, Memberwise Register and Departmentwise Register.

3.     After making necessary entry in the register, the question will be scrutinized in order to judge their admissibility and all starred/unstarred questions shall be sent to the State Government.

4.     As far as possible maximum 50 questions may be entered in the every day’s starred questions list and in the list of unstarred questions maximum 100 questions may be enlisted.

5.     Not more than one question of a member will be entered in the list of starred questions for a day. This limitation will, however, not be binding in case a postponed question of the same member is enlisted on that day’s question list. Not more than four questions of a member will be entered in the list of unstarred questions for a day.

6.     Relative precedence of questions for entry in the list of starred questions will be determined by draw of ballot of the name of member.

7.     Ballot will be drawn fourteen clear days before the date of list of questions and any member who desire to be present at the time of ballot may do so.

8.     A slip of member’s name shall be put in ballot box of Minister/Ministers concerned on admissibility of the question given notice of by the member.

9.     The ballot will be drawn out of admitted questions after their scrutiny as per rules and not before scruting as is being done in the past for some time.

10.     The question of the member, whose name figure in ballot pertaining to the concerned department in order of priority marked by the member will be enlisted in questions list. In case member has not marked priority, question according to priority of receipt in Assembly Secretariat will be taken.

11.     Unstarred questions will be entered in the list of unstarred questions and in case there is shortage of unstarred questions, starred questions may be entered in this list - Ballot will not be drawn for this purpose but practice so far in vogue will be followed.

12.     For answering of questions maximum two days in a week will be allotted for every Minister/State Minister and there will be no Question Hour on Saturday even if there is a sitting of the House on Saturday.

13.     Names of not more than three members will be kept in case of question jointly asked. If questions are clubbed, only the names of main questioner will be kept.

14.     Endeavor will be to enlist during the session at least one question either in list of starred or unstarred questions of every member who has given notice of questions.

15.     As far as possible final list of questions will be sent to Government at least four days before the day the questions are to be answered.

16.     Government will compulsorily sent answers of starred & unstarred questions printed in question list to Legislative Assembly Secretariat upto 5 P.M. of the day before the day questions is to be answered. The reply should be complete and in accordance with the sense of questions so that member should not take time in asking supplementary question. As far as possible reply of questions stating that information is being collected or it will take time in collecting information should not be sent.

17.     The questions postponed on the request of the Minister will on next related day be enlisted at the same priority at which it stand in the question list. A question postponed on the request of the member will be enlisted after all the balloted questions for the day.

18.     Reply of every starred question will be placed in ‘Ayes’ and ‘Noes’ lobby every day at 10.30 A.M. for the perusal of members. A copy of reply of starred question will be made available to member concerned at 10.30 A.M

19.     Reply of each unstarred question will be available in question branch immediately after twelve noon for delivery to member concerned. Replies not collected by member concerned will be sent to his residence in the evening.

20.     A set of reply of starred and unstarred questions for the day will be available at the notice office immediately after question hour for perusal of press representatives. Copy of reply of any question will not be given to any press representative.

21.     It shall be essential for the State Government to send replies of all the dispatched admitted questions whether or not these are incorporated in the list of starred/unstarred question to the member/members concerned within 15 days the day of sine die adjournment of the session and a copy of the same be invariably sent to the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly Secretariat.


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Direction No. 16

Dated the 18th Feb., 1988.

Subject :- Procedure pertaining to decisions on adjournment motions received under rule 50.

In exercise of the powers conferred upon me under rule 307 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly, I issue the following directions regarding decisions on adjournment motions received :-

  1. As per Parliamentary conventions the members should give notice of adjournment motions on the problem which is of very grave nature and failure of Government in tackling the same is indicated.
  2. In case the Speaker hold to give consent to any motion under rule 50 only that motion will be brought to the notice of the House and the motions which have been rejected by the Speaker will not be brought to the notice of the House.
  3. If the Speaker considers a motion to be of sufficient public importance and hold that a statement by the Government should be given, such decision will also be brought before the House.
  4. The practice of giving decision on every adjournment motion everyday so far prevalent has been dispensed with, with effect from the ensuing Budget Session 1988.

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