Assam Legislative Assembly
Short title and definitions

Short title
  1. These rules may be called “The Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Assam Legislative Assembly”.
  1. (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires:-
    1. “Assembly” means the Assam Legislative Assembly;
    2. “Constitution” means the Constitution of India;
    3. “Finance Minister” means the Minister- in-charge of the Finance Department or any other Minister authorised to perform his/her function;
    4. “Gazette” means the Assam Gazette;
    5. “Assembly Committee” means Committee which is appointed or elected by the House or nominated by the Speaker and which works under the direction of the Speaker and presents its report to the House or to the Speaker and the Secretariat for which is provided by the Assembly Secretariat;
    6. “Lobby” means the Division Lobbies or any other place specified by the Speaker within the precincts of the Assembly premises;
    7. “Member-in-charge of the Bill” means in the case of Government Bill any member acting on behalf of the Government and in any other case the member who has introduced the Bill;
    8. *
    9. “Minister” means a member of the council of Ministers, a Minister of State or a Deputy Minister;
    10. “Precincts of the House” means and includes the Chamber, the Lobbies, the Galleries, the Libraries and such other places as the Speaker may from time to time specify;
      * Amendment of Rule 2(h) was adopted by the House on 10th July 2006.
    11. “Private Member” means a member other than a Minister;
    12. “Private Member’s Business” means business of which notice is given by Private Members but does not include Motion of Thanks for Governor’s Address;
    13. “Principal Secretary” means the Principal Secretary to the Assembly and includes any person for the time being performing the duties of the Principal Secretary;
    14. “Session” means the whole period from the time Assembly meets to the time when it is prorogued;
    15. “Table” means the Table of the House;
    16. “Leader of the House” means the Chief Minister, or any other member elected as such by the Ruling Party and recognised by the Speaker;
    17. “Leader of the Opposition” means the Leader of the largest recognised party in the Opposition and recognised as such by the Speaker;
    (2) Words and expression used in the constitution and not defined above shall, in these rules unless the context otherwise requires, have the meanings assigned to them in the Constitution.