|Governorís Address and Message to the
|| 13(1). At the commencement of the first session after each
general election to the Legislative Assembly and at the
commencement of the first session of each year, the
Governor shall address the Assembly as required by Article
176 (1) of the Constitution:
Provided that the making of the prescribed oath or
affirmation by a member and in the case of a first session
held after each general election to the Legislative Assembly,
the election of the Speaker shall precede the Governorís
(2) After the delivery of the speech by the Governor the
Speaker shall report to the Assembly that the Governor
had been pleased to make a speech and shall lay a copy of
the speech on the table.
14(1). The Speaker shall, in consultation with the leader
of the House and Business Advisory Committee, if any,
allot time necessary for the discussion of the matters
referred to in the Governorís Address.|
(2) On such day or days or part of any day, the House shall
be at liberty to discuss matters referred to in such Address
on a Motion of Thanks moved by a member and seconded
by another member.
(3) Amendments may be moved to such Motion of Thanks
in such form as may be considered appropriate by the
Motion of Thanks
15. The Motion of Thanks having been adopted with or
without amendment shall be forthwith communicated to
the Governor by the Speaker.
that may be
16(1). Notwithstanding that a day has been alloted for
discussion on the Governorís Address-
(a) a motion or motions for leave to introduce Bill or Bills
may be made and a Bill or Bills may be introduced on such
(b) other business of a formal character may be transacted
on such day before the Assembly commences or continues
the discussion on the Address.
(2) The discussion on the Address may be postponed in
favour of a Government Bill or other Government business
on a motion being made that the discussion on the Address
be adjourned to a subsequent day to be appointed by the
Speaker. The Speaker shall forthwith put the question, no
amendment or debate being allowed.
(3) The discussion on the Address shall be interrupted in
the course of a sitting by an adjournment motion under
right of reply.
17. The Chief Minister or any other Minister whether
he/she has previously taken part in the discussion or not,
shall on behalf of the Government have a general right of
explaining the position of the Government at the end of
the discussion and the Speaker may enquire how much time
will be required for the speech so that he/she may fix the
hour by which the discussion shall conclude.
|Time limit for
18. The Speaker may, if he/she thinks fit, prescribe a time
limit for speeches after taking the sense of the house.
Article 175 (1)
19. The Speaker may allot time for the discussion of the
matters referred to in the Governorís address under Article
175(1) of the Constitution.
20. Where a message from the Governor for the Assembly
under Article 175 (2) of the Constitution is received by the
Speaker he/she shall read the message to the Assembly and
give necessary directions in regard to the procedure that
shall be followed for the consideration of matters referred
to in the message. In giving these directions, the Speaker
shall be empowered to suspend or vary the rules to such
extent as may be necessary.