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Budget in Parliament - Vi
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This lesson discusses cut motions.

Nandini Maharaj is teaching live on Unacademy Plus

Nandini Maharaj
MA in Applied Human Rights from Sheffield Hallam University, BA (Hons.) History from LSR, reader, dancer, love to teach, AIR 42 in 2018 UPSC

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Nandini the way you explain with examples is very easy to understand and interesting. Thanks a lot for this lesson

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  4. Cut motion o Motions to reduce any demand for grant are called as 'cut motion', which are of three kinds: (a) Policy Cut Motion It represents the disapproval of the policy underlying the demand. It states that the amount of the demand be reduced to Re 1. o The members can also advocate an alternative polic

  5. (b) Economy Cut Motion It represents the economy that can be affected in the proposed expenditure. o It states that the amount of the demand be reduced by a specified amount (which may be either a Lumpsum reduction in the demand or ommission or reduction of an item in the demand).

  6. o (c) Token Cut Motion It ventilates a specific grievance that is within the sphere of responsibility of the Government of India. It states that the amount of the demand be reduced by Rs 100 o A cut motion, to be admissible, must satisfy the following conditions: o (i) It should relate to one demand only o (ii) It should be clearly expressed and should not contain arguments or defamatory statements. o (ii) It should be confined to one specific matter.

  7. o (iv) It should not make suggestions for the amendment or repeal of existing Lauss. (v> It should not refer to a matter that is not primarily the concern of Union government. o (xi) It should not relate to the espendliture charged on the Consolidated Fund of India.

  8. o (vii) It should not relate to a matter that is under adjudication by a court. o (viit) It should not raise a question of privilege. (ix) It should not revive discussion on a matter on which a decision has been taken in the same session, o (x) It should not relate to a trivial matter.

  9. o The significance of a cut motion Lies in: o (a) facilitating the initiation of concentrated discussion on a specific demand for grant; and (b) upholding the principle of responsible government by probing the activities of the government. e qoverhmeht

  10. o However, the cut motion do not have much utility in ractice. They are only moved and discussed in the ouse but nok passed as the government enjoys majority support. o Their passage by the Lok Sabha amounts to the expressions of want of parliamentary confidence in the government and may lead to its resignation.

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