Assam Legislative Assembly
CHAPTER-VI
Arrangement of Business, Provisional Programmes and list of Business.

a) Arrangement of Business

Arrangement of
Government
Business.
21. On days allotted for the transaction of Government business, such business shall have precedence and the Principal Secretary shall arrange that business in such order as the Speaker may, after consultation with the Leader of the House, determine:
  Provided that such order of business shall not be varied on the day that business is set down for disposal unless the Speaker is satisfied that there is sufficient ground for such variation
Precedence of Private Members Bill. 22. (1) On a day allotted for the disposal of Private Memberís Bills, such Bills shall have relative precedence in the following order, namely:ó

(a) Bills in respect of which the motion is that leave be granted to introduce the Bill;

(b) Bills returned by the President with a message under Article 111 of the Constitution;

(c) Bills in respect of which a motion has been carried that the Bill be taken into consideration;
  (d) Bills in respect of which the report of a Select Committee has been presented;

(e) Bills which have been circulated for the purpose of eliciting public opinion thereon;

(f) Bills introduced and in respect of which no further motion has been made or carried;
  (g) other Bills.

(2) The relative precedence of Bill falling under the same clause of sub-rule (1) shall be determined by ballot to be held in accordance with the others made by the Speaker and on such day and in such manner as the Speaker may direct:
  Provided that the motion in respect of Bills falling under clause (a) of sub-rule (1) shall be entered in the list of business in the order in which notices of such motions have been received in point of time:
  Provided further that the relative precedence of Bills falling under clause (f) of sub-rule (1) shall be determined by ballot in accordance with such directions as the Speaker may give.
  (3) The Speaker may, by special order, make such variations in the relative precedences of Bills set out in sub-rule (1) as he/she may consider necessary or convenient.
Precedence of Private Members Resolutions. 22A. The relative precedence of resolutions, notices of which have been given by private members, shall be determined by ballot, to be held in accordance with the orders made by the Speaker, on such day as the Speaker may direct.
Allotment of time for Private Members Business and precedence of Business 23(1). Every Tuesday and Friday in every session time shall be allotted for private membersí business:
  Provided that the Speaker may in his/her discretion allot any other day if these days are holidays or, if any Government Business is allotted on those or any of those days:
  Provided further that the Speaker may allot these days for disposal of Government business in case there is no private memberís business to be transacted on those days and the time may be alloted by the Speaker in consultation with the Leader of the House and the Leader of the Opposition:
  (2) The Speaker may allot different days for the disposal of different classes of Private Member ís Business; and on days so allotted for any particular class of business of that class shall have precedence.
Business outstanding at end of day. 24. All business appointed for any day and not disposed of on that day shall stand over until the next day of the session available for business of the class to which it belongs.
(b) Provisional Programme and List of Business
Provisional Programme. 25. A provisional programme of business for the session shall be circulated to each of the members of the Assembly by the Principal Secretary at least seven days ahead of the commencement of the Assembly:
  Provided that the Speaker may relax the rule in excep- tional circumstances.
List of Business 26. (1) A list of business for the day shall be prepared by the Principal Secretary and shall be circulated to all mem- bers on the previous day.
  (2) Save as otherwise provided in these rules, no business requiring notice shall be set down for a day earlier than the day after that on which the period of the notice neces- sary for that class of business expires.
  (3) No business not included in the list of business for the day shall be transacted at any meeting without the leave of the Speaker.