Received privilege motion against Minister: Speaker

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  • February 13, 2020
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Received privilege motion against Minister: Speaker

Part of: GS Prelims –Polity and GS-II- Parliament 

In news:

  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla received the notice of privilege motion

From Prelims Point of view :

Privilege motion :

  • Rights and immunities enjoyed by members of Parliament, individually and collectively, so that they can “effectively discharge their functions”. 
  • When any of these rights and immunities are disregarded, the offence is called a breach of privilege and is punishable under law of Parliament
  • A notice is moved in the form of a motion by any member of either House against those being held guilty of breach of privilege.
  • Speaker/RS chairperson is the first level of scrutiny of a privilege motion. 
  • The Speaker/Chair can decide on the privilege motion himself or herself or refer it to the privileges committee of Parliament

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