Mode of the Addressing House A member desiring to make any observations on any matter before the House shall speak from his place, shall rise when he speaks and shall address the Speaker; provided that a member disabled by sickness or infirmity may be permitted to speak sitting. Rules to be observed while Speaking A member while speaking shall not :
Refer to any matter of fact on which a judicial decision is pending;
Make personal reference by way of making an allegation imputing a motive to or questioning the bona fides of any other member of the House unless it be imperatively necessary for the purpose of the debate being itself a matter in issue or relevant thereto.
Use offensive expressions about the conduct or proceedings of Parliament or any State Legislature.
Reflect on any determination of the House except on a motion for rescinding it.
Reflect upon the conduct of persons in high authority unless the discussion is based on a substantive motion drawn in proper terms.
Use the President’s name for the purpose of influencing the debate.
Utter treasonable, seditious or defamatory words.
Use his right of speech for the purpose of obstructing the business of the House.
Make any reference to the strangers in any of the galleries.
Read a written speech except with the previous permission of the Chair.
Every member shall participate in discussion with due regard to parliamentary norms.
Every member shall get equal opportunity to express their views and opinions.
Delegate must consider objectives of MIG while sharing his views.
Address by Speaker The Speaker may himself, or on a point being raised or on a request made by a member, address the House at any time on a matter under consideration in the House with a view to aid members in their deliberations, and such expression of views shall not be taken to be in the nature of a decision. The right to ask a question is governed by the following conditions
It shall be clearly and precisely expressed and shall not be too general incapable of any specific answer or in the nature of a leading question
If it contains a statement, the member shall make himself responsible for the accuracy of the statement
It shall not contain arguments, inferences, ironical expressions, imputations, epithets or defamatory statements;
It shall not ask for an expression of opinion or the solution of an abstract legal question or of a hypothetical proposition;
It shall not ask as to the character or conduct of any person except in his official or public capacity
It shall not ordinarily exceed 150 words
It shall not relate to a matter which is not primarily the concern of the Government of India.
It shall not reflect on the character or conduct of any person whose conduct can only be challenged on a substantive motion
It shall not make or imply a charge of a personal character
It shall not raise questions of policy too large to be dealt with within the limits of an answer to a question;
It shall not repeat in substance questions already answered or to which an answer has been refused;
It shall not ask for information on trivial matters;
It shall not ordinarily ask for information on matters of past history;
It shall not raise matters under the control of bodies or persons not primarily responsible to the Government of India;
It shall not ask for information on matter which is under adjudication by a court of law having jurisdiction in any part of India;
It shall not refer discourteously to a friendly foreign country
The Speaker shall decide whether a question, or a part thereof, is or is not admissible under these rules and may disallow any question, or a part thereof, when in his opinion it is an abuse of the right of questioning or is calculated to obstruct or prejudicially affect the procedure of the House or is in contravention of these rules. The following acts are not permitted in the House.
Entering the House with coat hanging on the arm.
Carrying walking-sticks into the Houses.
Sitting with the backs to the Chair.
Reading newspapers, books, periodicals etc. not directly concerned with the business before the House.
Mode of asking questions
When the time for asking questions arrives, the Speaker shall call successively each member in whose name a question appears on the list of question.
The member so called shall rise in his place and, unless he states that it is not his intention to ask the question standing in his name, ask the question by reference to its number on the list of questions.
Only member called by Speaker is entitled to speak.
When a member rises to speak, his name shall be called by the Speaker. If more than one member rises at the same time, the member whose name is called shall be entitled to speak.
Suspension of a memberIn the event of grave disorder occasioned by a member coming into the well of the House or abusing the Rules of the House persistently and willfully obstructing its business by shouting slogans or otherwise, such member shall, on being named by the Speaker, stand automatically suspended from the service of the House for five consecutive sittings or the remainder of the session. The Speaker, after having called the attention of the House to the conduct of a member who persists in irrelevance or in tedious repetition either of his own arguments or of the arguments used by other member in debate, may direct him to discontinue his speech. Do’s and Don’ts
All participants have a responsibility to comply with legislation, departmental policy, procedures and Code of Conduct, perform their duties effectively, provides impartial and accurate advice and act in a manner that promotes a productive and harmonious working environment.
Do familiarize yourself with the code of conduct prior to the sessions.
Do report the instances of violation of the above said Model Code of Conduct that have come to your notice for necessary remedial or punitive action.
Do your Homework.
Don’t argue; get your point across in a calm and collected manner.
Don’t enter the House with coat hanging on the arm.
Don’t carry walking-sticks into the Houses.
Don’t sit with the backs to the Chair
Don’t read newspapers, books, periodicals etc. which is not directly concerned with the business before the House.
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