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Devices of Parliamentary Proceedings - II
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This lesson discusses subsidiary motions, closure motions, privilege motion and calling attention motion.

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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i was seeking for clarity in subsidiary motion but you explained in hindi which i cannot understand please stand in one language
then what is the difference between substitute motion and superseding motion???

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  4. SUBSIDIARY MOTION o It is a motion that, by itself, has no meaning and cannot state the decision of the House without reference to the original motion or proceedings of the House. o It is divided into three subcategories: (a) Ancillary Motion: It is used as the regular way of proceeding with various kinds of business.

  5. (b) Superseding Motion: It is moved in the course of debate on another issue and seeks to supersede that issue. o (c) Amendment: It seeks to modify or substitute only a part of the original motion.

  6. a CLosure Motion o It is a motion moved by a member to cut short the debate on a matter before the House o If the motion is approved by the House, debate is stopped forthwith and the matter is put to vote. There are four kinds of closure motions

  7. (a) Simple Closure: It is one when a member moves that the 'matter having been sufficiently discussed be now put to vote'. (b) Closure by Compartments: In this case, the clauses of a bill or a lengthy resolution are grouped into parts before the commencement of the debate. The debate covers the part as a whole and the entire part is put to vote.

  8. o (c) Kangaroo Closure: Under this type, only important clauses are taken up for debate and voting and the intervening clauses are skipped over and taken as passed o (d) Guillotine Closure: It is one when the undiscussed clauses of a bill or a resolution are also put to vote along with the discussed ones due to want of time (as the time allotted for the discussion is over).

  9. Motions o Privilege Motion o It is concerned with the breach of parliamentary privileges by a minister. It is moved by a member uwhen he feels that a minister has committed a breach of privilege of the House or one or more of its members by withholding facts of a case or by giving wrong or distorted facts. Its purpose is to censure the concerned minister.

  10. o Calling Attention Motion o It is introduced in the Parliament by a member to call the attention of a minister to a matter of urgent public importance, and to seek an authoritative statement from him on' that matter. Like the zero hour, it is also an Indian innovation in the parliamentary procedure and has been in existence since 1964. o However, unlike the zero hour, it is mentioned in the Rules of Procedure.