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Understanding Parliamentary Motions And Resolution (for UPSC CSE/IAS exam)
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In this lesson the presenter discusses about Parliamentary Motions & Resolutions. It begins with the definition of motions & their utility in the parliament. Key points such as motions help in discussing matters of urgent public importance, they can be admitted on a very short notice etc have been discussed. Differences between motions & resolutions have been thrown light upon.

Bhavin Sangoi
BA Political Science and Psychology, Mumbai University. Teaching Polity, Economics and international relations for 7 years.

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Very useful compilation maam...
Sir, Last point in Short Duration Discussion says that two and a half hours are alloted. I think the time limit for such discussion is 2 hours only and not two and half hours. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Sir You are one of the finest educater on Unacedemy and your understanding Indian Polity with living examples are truly amazing.
Sir, You have said that time alloted for short duration discussion is 2 and 1/2 hours. But in Laxmikant it is mentioned 2 hours..... plz clarify it....
Bhavin Sangoi
3 years ago
Earlier it used to be two and half hours but in recent years by amending rules time has been reduced to two Hours.
Farishta :-)
3 years ago
Thank you Sir!!! You are one of the great teachers on unacademy.... Plz make more lessons...
Sir, Is there any difference between substantive motion and resolution. If no then what is the need for resolution?
Sir if the boundary issue between india and bangladesh is regarding the boundary dispute then it can be done simply by executive action. Then why constitutional amendement is done in this regard?
Bhavin Sangoi
3 years ago
Because to solve this boundary dispute, Government of India ceded certain Indian territory to Bangladesh, and according to SC's judgment in Berubari case, Government under article 1 & 2 has the right to acquire new territories by executive action, but for ceding territory legislative action becomes necessary. Read this excellent article on this issue
Cse ranker
3 years ago
sir plz clarify why 233 in RS and 543 in LS seats are filled and not 250 and 550 respective;uy?
  1. Course: Gain an understanding of Parliamentary Processes and Instruments Lesson: Parliamentary Motions & Resolutions Presented by Bhavin Sangoi

  2. About me . B.A in Political Science & Psychology . Appeared in UPSC CSE Mains Teaching Indian Polity, International Relations, economics & mental Ability since 5 years . Experience of teaching for various competitive exams such as NTSE, CET & UPSC . Follow me on: https://Unacademyin/user/BhavinSangoi

  3. ey points Motions unlike Questions can be admitted on the very short notice, sometimes on the same day Motions helps in discussing matters of urgent public importance Through motions House and its members give their views and opinions on various issues

  4. Continued . Motions helps in conducting debate and discussion on Government policies, and on issues of national and sometimes of international importance . Motions like Censure motion and No confidence motion, also test the government's strength in the House of People

  5. Difference between Motions & Resolutions rt8 . Resolutions are compulsorily voted, whereas not all motions are voted Resolution are used to express opinion of the Houses or sometimes to recommend or direct government to take certain action Resolution are also Passed to approve certain treaties, stand or action of government

  6. Calling attention motion . It is an Indian innovation in Parliamentary procedures, started from 1954 . It is used to call attention of minister to a matter of urgent public importance In this motion debates aren't conducted, but questions are asked by members to minister. After minister's reply clarification questions can be asked by members

  7. Continued . Subject matter of this motions is usually found from newspaper reports, however sometimes private information of member from other sources too form the base The main motive of this device is to extract authoritarian statement or some uncomfortable promise from government e Working of governme nt can be criticized or exposed by members through this motion

  8. Short duration discussion . It started from 1953 and main motive of this device is to initiate discussion on the matter of urgent public importance Mattr must be urgent,concerned primarly with working of . Matter must be urgent, concerned primarily with working of Union government and shouldn't contain unsubstantiated allegations In every such discussion two and half hours are allotted and around two such discussions are conducted every week