Assam Legislative Assembly
CHAPTER-XVII
THE MINISTRY
No-confidence and resignation

Motion of no-
confidence in
the Ministry.
* 133. (1) A motion expressing want of confidence in the whole Ministry or a motion censuring a Minister or a group of Ministers or a motion disapproving the action or actions of a Minister may be made with the consent of the Speaker:
  Provided that no motion expressing want of confidence shall be made against an individual Minister or a group of Ministers:
  Provided further that no motion expressing want of confidence in the Ministry shall be allowed to be made, if a similar motion has been made in the same session.
  (2) The Speaker shall not give his/her consent to make a motion under the preceding sub-rule, unless the following conditions are fulfilled, namely:-
  *(a) The member desiring to move the Motion has, at least an hour before the commencement of the sitting of the day, given a written notice to the Principal Secretary of his/her intention to move the motion together with a copy of the motion;
  (b) Leave to make the motion has been asked for after the questions and before the list of business of the day is entered upon.
  (3) If the Speaker is of opinion that the motion is in order he/she shall read the motion to the Assembly and shall request those members who are in favour of leave being granted to rise in their places and if not less than one-tenth of the total number of members of the House rise accordingly the Speaker shall intimate that leave is granted and that the motion will be taken on such day, not being more than ten days and not less than twenty four hours from the time at which leave is asked, as he/she may appoint.
  (4) If less than one-tenth of the total number of members of the House rise, the Speaker shall inform the member that he/she has not the leave of the Assembly.
  (5) The Speaker shall, at the appointed hour on the allotted day or the last of allotted days, as the case may be, forthwith put every question necessary to determine the decision of the House on the motion.
  (6) The Speaker may, if he/she thinks fit, prescribe a time limit for speeches.
Personal
statement
by Minister on
resignation
134. (1) A member who has resigned the office of Minister may, with the consent of Speaker, make a personal statement in explanation of his/her resignation.
  (2) Such statement shall be made after question and before the list of business for the day is entered upon.
  (3) A copy of the statement shall be forwarded to the Speaker and the Leader of the House one day in advance of the day on which it is made:
  Provided that in the absence of written statement, the points or the gist of such statement shall be conveyed to the Speaker and the Leader of the House one day in advance of the day on which it is made.
  (4) On such statement no debate shall be allowed:

Provided that Chief Minister shall be entitled, after the member has made his/her statement, to make a statement pertinent thereto.