6 Types Of Constitutional Motion That Can Adversely Affect The Proceeding Of Government

6 Types Of Constitutional Motion That Can Adversely Effects The Proceeding Of Government
6 Types Of Constitutional Motion That Can Adversely Effects The Proceeding Of Government

After again failing today to have approved for discussion a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha, some Opposition parties charged the AIADMK with deliberate disruption of the House even as the government said it was ready for discussions on any issue.

  • The Opposition tried last Friday as well, but was unable to have the motion allowed following the House’s adjournment because of “lack of order”

The six most important motions in India parliament are adjournment motion, privilege motion, censure motion, ‘no-confidence’ motion, calling attention motion and cut motion!


(i) Adjournment Motion:- At the end of the question-hour in the Parliament, motion moved by a member when it is desired to draw the attention of the Executive for the purpose of discussing a definite matter of urgent public importance.

(ii) Privilege Motion:- A motion moved by a member if he feels that a Minister has committed a breach of privilege of the House or of any one or more of its members by withholding the facts of a case or by giving a distorted version of facts etc.

(iii) Censure Motion: –A motion which seeks to censure the government for its “lapse”. If the motion is passed in the Popular House, the Cabinet resigns.

(iv) ‘No-Confidence’ Motion:– A motion moved by a member to express lack of confidence in the government for any reason. The motion, if allowed, be debated upon. At the conclusion of such debate, a vote of confidence is sought by the government and if it fails to get the required majority of votes, it has to resign.

no confidence motion
no confidence motion

(v) Calling Attention Motion:- A member may, with prior permission of the Speaker, call the attention of a Minister to any matter of urgent public importance and the Minister may make a brief Statement regarding the matter or ask for time to make a Statement.

(vi) Cut Motion:- A motion that seeks the reduction in the amount of a demand presented by the government is known as a cut motion. Such motions are admitted at the Speaker’s discretion. It is a device through which members can draw the attention of the government to a specific grievance or problem.


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