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No Confidence Resolution against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

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  • September 23, 2020
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No Confidence Resolution against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Parliament; Executive

In news

  • Rajya Sabha members of 12 opposition parties moved a no-confidence resolution against Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman over the passage of two controversial farm Bills by the voice vote.

Important value additions

Relevant Rules of Procedures and Conduct of Business

  • Rule 256, Suspension of member: This is decided by the presiding officer of the house on the grounds like a member disregarding the authority of the Chair or abusing the rules of the Council.
  • Rule 258 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Rajya Sabha makes a provision to enable a member to raise a point of order. 
  • Point of order: An objection to the pending matter or proceeding which is in violation of a written and unwritten rule of the House.

Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha

  • The Deputy Chairman is elected by the Rajya Sabha itself from amongst its members.
  • The post of the Deputy Chairman is not subordinate to the Chairman.
  • He performs the duties of the Chairman’s office when: (1) It is vacant; (2) When the Vice-President acts as President; (3) When the Chairman is absent from the sitting of the House.
  • While presiding over the House, he cannot vote in the first instance; he can only exercise a casting vote in the case of a tie.
  • Article 90: Deals with the removal of the Deputy Chairman

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