Legislature

Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA)

CCPA is one of the six cabinet committees in function (as of 2016). It looks after progress of government business in the Parliament. It is chaired by Union Home Minister. Others five cabinet committees are Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs, Cabinet Committee on Economic (CCEA), Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) …

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Estimates Committee

The Estimate Committee The Government of the day formulates the economic policies and present demands to the Parliament for carrying out the policies. In order to scrutinize the expenditure proposed by the Government in an informal atmosphere disregarding party lines, an Estimate Committee is constituted after the budget is presented before the Lok Sabha. This …

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Parliamentary Committees

There are different types of parliamentary committees Consultative committees for different ministries which provide a forum for discussion on the policies and the working of the ministry The Select or Joint select Committees on individual bills for investigation or inquiry. The Parliament may appoint a committee for specific purpose of studying a particular subject matter …

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Money Bill

What is a Money Bill?    A Bill is said to be a Money Bill if it only contains provisions related to taxation, borrowing of money by the government, expenditure from or receipt to the Consolidated Fund of India. Bills that only contain provisions that are incidental to these matters would also be regarded as …

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No-Confidence Motion

In a parliamentary democracy, government can be in power only if it commands majority in directly elected House. Article 75(3) of our Constitution of India embodies this rule by specifying that Council of Ministers is collectively responsible to Lok Sabha. But there is no mention of a no-confidence motion in the constitution. The Rule 198 of …

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Anti-Defection

What is Anti-defection law? The anti-defection law was passed by parliament in 1985 strengthened in 2002. The 52nd amendment to the Constitution added the Tenth Schedule which laid down the process by which legislators may be disqualified on grounds of defection. Conditions of Disqualification If a member of a house belonging to a political party: Voluntarily gives …

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