Assam Legislative Assembly
Calling attention to a matter of urgent public importance

Calling attention to a matter of urgent public importance. 54. (1) A member may with the previous permission of the Speaker, call the attention of a Minister to any matter of urgent public importance and of recent occurrence and the Minister may make a brief statement or ask for time to make a statement at a later hour or date.
  (2) There shall be no debate on such statement at the time it is made.
  (3) Not more than one such matter shall be raised at the same sitting.
  (4) In the event of more than one matter being presented for the same day, priority shall be given to the matter which is, in the opinion of the Speaker, more urgent and important.
  (5) The proposed matter shall be raised after the questions and before the list of business is entered upon and at no other time during the sitting of the House.
  *(6) Where a notice is signed by more than one member, it shall be deemed to have been given by the first signatory only.
  (7) A member wishing to raise a matter shall give notice in a form of notice to the Principal Secretary seven days in advance on which the matter is desired to be raised, and shall shortly specify the point or points that he/she wishes to raise and he/she shall be permitted to raise it, only after the Speaker has given his consent at such time and date as the Speaker may fix.