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BUDGET IN PARLIAMENT VI BY NANDINI MAHARAD
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TOPICS CUT MOTIONS
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
(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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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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