105. Petitions may be presented or submitted to the
Assembly with the consent of the Speaker on
a Bill which has been published under rule 64 or which
has been introduced in the Assembly;
- any matter connected with the Business pending before
the Assembly; and
- any matter of general public interest provided that it
is not one
- which falls within the cognizance of a court of law
having jurisdication in any part of India or a court of
enquiry or a statutory tribunal or authority or a quasi-
judicial body, or a commission;
- which should ordinarily be raised in Parliament or any
other State Legislature;
- which can be raised on a substantive motion or
- for which remedy is available under the law, including
rules, regulations, bye-laws made by the Central or State
Government or an authority to whom power to make such
rules, regulations, etc., is delegated.
- The general form of petition set out in the first
Schedule, with such variations as the circumstances of each
case require, may be used, and if used, shall be sufficient.
- Every petition shall be couched in respectful, decorous
and temperate language.
- Every petition shall be in Assamese, Bengali, English
or Hindi. If any petition in any other Indian language is
made, it shall be accompanied by a translation in Assamese,
Bengali, English or Hindi and signed by the Petitioner.
107. The full name and address of every signatory to a
petition shall be set out therein and shall be authenticated
by his/her signature, and if illiterate by his/her thumb
to be attached.
108. Letters, affidavits or other documents shall not be
attached to any petition.
- Every petition shall, if presented by a member, be
countersigned by him/her. If a petition is made in any Indian
language other than Assamese, Bengali, English or Hindi
its translation in Assamese, Bengali, English or Hindi shall
also be countersigned by the member presenting it.
- A member shall not present a petition from himself/
Petition to be
110. Every petition shall be addressed to the Assembly
and shall conclude with a prayer reciting the definite object
of the petitioner in regard to the matter to which it relates.
111. A member shall give advance intimation to the
Principal Secretary of his/her intention to present a petition.
112. A petition may either be presented by a member or be
forwarded to the Principal Secretary, if the member does
not present it himself/herself and the Principal Secretary
shall report it to the Assembly. The report shall be made in
the form set out in the Second Schedule. No debate shall
be permitted on the presentation, or the making of such
113. A member presenting a petition shall confine himself/
herself to a statement in the following form-
Sir, I beg to present a petition signed by.................
And no debate shall be permitted on this statement.
114. Every petition shall after presentation by a member
or report by the Principal Secretary, as the case may be,
stand referred to the Committee on petitions.