Amendments in the Rules of Procedure
PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PUNJAB
N O T I F I C A T I O N
28 June 2022
No.PAP/Legis-1(28)/2018/09. The following amendments in the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, 1997 passed by the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab, in its sitting held on 28 June 2022, are hereby published in the official Gazette in terms of rule 244-A(8) of the said Rules:-
AMENDMENTS IN THE RULES OF PROCEDURE OF THE PROVINCIAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PUNJAB, 1997
1. General Amendment
The word "Chairman/Chairmen" appearing throughout the Rules of Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab 1997, be substituted with the words "Chairperson or Chairpersons" as the case may require.
2. Substitution of Rules 3 and 4
For rules 3 and 4 of the Rules of the Procedure of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab 1997, the following shall be substituted:
"3. Summoning of the Assembly.- (1) When the Assembly is summoned, the Secretary shall cause a notification to be published in the Gazette stating the date, time and place of the sitting and shall, as far as practicable, also cause it to be issued to each member.
(2) When the period between the summoning of the Assembly and the date of the Notification on which it is required to meet is of less than ten days, the Secretary shall also cause the particulars referred to in sub-rule (1) to be announced over the Radio and Television and through the Press.
4. Prorogation of the Assembly.- When the Assembly is prorogued, the Secretary shall cause a notification to that effect to be published in the Gazette."
3. Amendment in Rule 9
In rule 9, in sub-rule (4), after the words "nomination paper", the words "set out in Part A & C of First Schedule" shall be added.
4. Substitution of Rule 13
For rule 13, the following shall be substituted:
"13. Panel of Chairpersons.- (1) The Speaker shall, at the commencement of the Session or from time to time, as the case may be, nominate in order of precedence, from amongst members a panel of not more than four Chairpersons and in the absence of the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker, the member having precedence amongst those present at the sitting shall take the Chair.
(2) If at any time at a sitting of the Assembly neither the Speaker nor the Deputy Speaker nor any member on the Panel of Chairpersons is present, the Secretary shall so inform the Assembly and the Assembly shall, by a motion, elect one of the members present to preside at the sitting."
5. Amendment in Rule 94
In rule 94, in the Explanation, for the words "sub- rule", the word "rule" shall be substituted.
6. Insertion of new Rule 187A
After rule 187, the following new rule shall be inserted:
"187A. COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.- The House may constitute itself into a Committee of the Whole on a motion by the Leader of the House or Leader of the Opposition, as the case may be. When the House constitutes itself into a Committee of the Whole, it functions as one Committee acting upon any matter(s) referred by the House and conducts its proceedings like a regular Committee with its membership composed of all the members of the House:
Provided that if a motion to constitute the House into a Committee of the Whole is not passed, a similar motion shall not be presented within the same session."
7. Substitution of FIRST SCHEDULE
For the First Schedule, the following shall be substituted:-
(see rules 9,10 & 17)
NOMINATION PAPERS FOR ELECTION OF SPEAKER/ DEPUTY SPEAKER/ CHIEF MINISTER
PART - A
(To be filled by the Proposer)
(Name of the Proposer)
member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab elected from constituency No.____ do hereby propose the name of _____________________________ a member of the Assembly elected from constituency No.___________, for the election as Speaker/Deputy Speaker under Article 108 of the Constitution or Chief Minister under Article 130 of the Constitution.
I hereby declare that I have not subscribed to any other nomination paper for this election as Proposer or Seconder.
Dated____________ Signature of Proposer
PART - B
(To be filled by the Seconder in case of Election of Chief Minister only)
(Name of the Seconder)
member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab elected from constituency No.___, do hereby second the above proposal.
I hereby certify that I have not subscribed to any other nomination paper for election of Chief Minister as Proposer or Seconder.
Dated____________ Signature of Seconder
PART - C
(To be filled by the Candidate)
(Name of the Candidate)
member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab elected from constituency No.___, do hereby declare that I have consented to the above proposal and that I am qualified to be elected as Speaker/ Deputy Speaker/ Chief Minister.
Dated____________ Signature of Candidate
Mr/Ms _________________________ member of the Provincial Assembly of the Punjab elected from constituency No._________ has delivered the nomination paper of Mr/Ms ___________________ member of the Assembly elected from constituency No.____ for election as Speaker/Deputy Speaker/Chief Minister on ____________ at _____________ am/pm. The nomination paper has been entered in the relevant Register at serial No.______.
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