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Privilege Motion

22 Dec 2021

Category : National Issue

Topic: Privilege Motion

Why in the news?

The application for the privilege motion was submitted to the Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani at Lok Sabha.

Privilege request

It's about the minister's infringement of parliamentary privileges. Violation of privileges Parliamentary privilege is a specific right or exemption that parliamentarians enjoy individually and collectively so that they can "perform their functions effectively."
If any of these rights and disclaimers are ignored, the breach is called a privilege infringement and punished under parliamentary law. Notices will be submitted in the form of a complaint by a member of one of the Houses to a person convicted of infringement of privileges.

Role of Speaker / Chairman of Rajya Sabha (RS)

  • The RS Spokesperson / Chairperson is the first level to manage privilege applications.
  • The chair/chair can decide the privilege request himself or refer it to the Privileges Committee of Parliament.
  • The members involved will be given the opportunity to make a brief statement.
It is Rule No. 222 of Chapter 20 of the Lok-Sabha Rulebook and regulates privileges in accordance with Rule 187 of Chapter 16 of the Rajya-Sabha Rulebook.
The rules of procedure state that, with the consent of the chair or the chair, members may ask questions, including infringement of the privileges of the members of the House of Representatives or their committees.

Parliamentary Privileges

  • Parliamentary Privileges are special rights, exemptions, and exceptions granted to two parliaments, their committees, and members.
  • The Constitution also extends Parliamentary privileges to those who have the right to speak and participate in the deliberations of Parliament or one of its committees
  • These consist of the Attorney General of India and the Federal Minister. Parliamentary liberties do not advance to the president, an integral part of Parliament.
  • Article 361 of the Constitution gives the president privileges. Article 105 of the Constitution articulates two privileges: freedom of speech in Parliament and the right to publish its minutes.
  • Apart from the privileges stipulated in the Constitution, the Code of Civil Procedure of 1908 provides for freedom from the arrest and detention of members of civil proceedings during the session of the Chamber of Commerce or its committee 40 days and 40 days before its inception.
  • It must be cited that Congress has not yet passed specific legislation to codify all privileges thoroughly.

Standing Committee

  • He investigates cases of infringement of the privileges of the Chamber of Commerce and its members and recommends appropriate action.
  • The Lok-Sabha Committee has 15 members, while the Rajya Sabha Committee has ten members.