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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Parliamentary Control over Railway Finances

Parliamentary Control over Railway Finances

Parliament House, New Delhi


·         Source: Click for Chapter 3 of Indian Railway Administration & Finance

 

·         The control of Parliament  over railway finance and policy is exercised as follows :—

RCC - Railway Convention

Committee Click

 

NRUCC - National Railway Users

Consultative Council Click

 

PAC - Public

Accounts Committee Click

 

 

 

 

 

Committee on Subordinate

Legislation

 

Committee on Government

Assurances

 

References from Members of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

Committee system - Referring a matter (of Railways) to the committee of Parliament Members

 

Estimates Committee

 

Submission of Annual Budget for voting of Lok Sabha

Click

 

 

 

 

 

Cut Motions

Click

 

Questions in the Lok Sabha & the Rajya Sabha A) Starred B) Unstarred C) Short Notice

 

Discussion on urgent matters through Adjournment Motion or Calling Attention notice

 


Friday, May 15, 2020

Cut Motion


Cut Motion

 

     Part of Parliamentary control over Railway Finances.  


      Motion means Proposal /suggestion ( to the Parliament)

 

     A special power vested in Members of Lok Sabha to reduce any Demand for Grant

 

     Exercised while discussing the Demands for Grants

 

     Consequence:  If the Cut Motion is adopted, it amounts to no-confidence Vote. If the Govt fails to jot up the numbers in Lok Sabha, it is obliged to resign according to the norms of House.

 

     The decision to accept a Cut Motion relies solely on the Speaker of the Lok Sabha as per Rules in force.

 

     Members can also table notices in electronic form through e-portal specially developed for the purpose.

 

     Types:

 

1.    Disapproval of Policy Cut: Demand is reduced to Rupee One.

 

2.    Economic Cut: Reduction of Demand for Grant to a specific amount.

 

3.    Token Cut: The amount of the Demand is reduced by just Rs. 100. This is to ventilate the specific grievance /displeasure.

 

     Examples:

 

Type of Cut

Demand for Grant proposed

Amount of

 Cut

Demand for

Grant passed

Remarks

Disapproval

Policy Cut

Rs. 1,00,000

Rs. 99,999

Re 1

Here agreeing the

amount always Re 1 only.

Economic Cut

Rs. 1,00,000

Rs. 30,000

Rs. 70,000

Any amount of cut.

 That is either Rs. 30,000

 or any specific amount

within Rs. 1,00,000

Token Cut

Rs. 1,00,000

Rs. 100

Rs. 99,900

Here, the amount of cut

 always Rs. 100 being Token.

 

 

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