Rajasthan Legislative Assembly - Procedural Devices
There are three categories of the questions :
- Short Notice Questions
It is essential to give questions in the prescribed form with 14 clear days notice for starred and unstarred questions and shorter than 10 clear days notice for Short Notice Questions.
Unstarred questions are also admitted in intersession period. A member may give notice of not more than one unstarred question a week during an inter-sessional period. Reply to such a question is invariably sent by the Government direct to the member within a period of 15 days with a copy of the reply to the Legislative Assembly.
decision regarding the admissibility of questions is the sole prerogative of the Speaker.
questions, the members may raise the matters
of urgent and current public importance before the
House through the devices like Half an Hour Discussion, Calling
Attention Motion, Notice Under Rule 295 (Special Mention Procedure) for
Short Duration Discussion, Adjournment Motion etc.
legislative proposals are to be brought in the form of Bills before the
legislature. These can either be Government Bills
or Private Members Bills. Government Bills are prepared
and drafted by the Law Department of the State government.
There are three readings (stages) for passing a Bill. The first reading means motion for
leave to introduce a Bill and its adoption. The second reading consists of
discussion on the principles of the Bill and clause by clause
consideration. The third reading is completed when a motion for
passing a Bill is adopted by the House.After a Bill is passed by the House, it is
presented to the Governor / President for assent. With such
assent and its publication in the official gazette, it becomes law of the
Budget procedure :
is presented by the Finance Minister and no discussion on the
Budget takes place on the day it is presented
to the House. About four days are allowed for general discussion on the
Budget. After the general discussion on the Budget, demands-for-grants of
the various departments of the government are discussed by the House as may be
proposed by the Business Advisory Committee and the rest of the demands are passed by
applying guillotine. This is done because of tight business schedule of the House.
Consequently , as soon as grants have been passed by the House, Bill is introduced to
provide for appropriation out of the Consolidated Fund of the State of all Moneys required
by the Government to meet the expenditure authorised by the House.
Voting procedure :
Generally, the decisions of the House are ascertained by a voice vote. In case the Opposition challenges the veracity of such a voice vote or when the opposition desires the votes to by recorded, members are requested to go to the Ayes and Noes Lobby as the case may be for a division.