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No-confidence Motion

No-confidence Motion or Motion of No-confidence is one of different types of motions in Indian Parliament. The constitutional provision behind this motion is Article 75, which says that “Council of Ministers shall be collectively responsible to the Lok Sabha” Thus, a council of ministers stays in office as long as it enjoys the confidence of […]

Ethics Committee in Parliament

Each of the two Houses of Parliament has an ethics committee. They deal with the members’ conduct. These panels were recently looking into complaints against Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi and Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Mallya. Role of Ethics Committees Besides overseeing the moral and ethical conduct of members, ethics committee also prepares a Code of […]

Disqualification of Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar

On December 4, 2017, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu had disqualified the Rajya Sabha membership of Janta Dal Leader Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar in his capacity as Chairman of Rajya Sabha. What amounts to be defection under the anti-defection law? Anti-Defection law was introduced through 52nd amendment act of 1985. It provided for the […]

Delimitation in India

Delimitation means the drawing of boundaries. The boundaries may be domestic, national and International, but the most general use of this term is in context with electoral boundaries. Article 82 (Readjustment after each census) makes provision for delimitation of the electoral boundaries. It is the process of allocation of number of Seats and their demarcation […]

Parliamentary Fora in India

The Parliamentary Fora or Forums provide a platform to members of the house to have interaction with the Ministers concerned, experts and key officials from the nodal Ministries with a view to have a focused discussion on critical issues facing the country so as to enable them to effectively raise these issues on the floor of the […]