Chapter – 15 Motion of Confidence or No-Confidence

Chapter – 15 Motion of Confidence or No-Confidence

Chapter – 15
Motion of Confidence or No-Confidence

99. Motion of Confidence:

(1) In case the Prime Minister  deems it necessary or appropriate to clarify that the House has confidence in him pursuant to sub-article (1) 0f Article 55A. of the Constitution and desires to introduce a motion for the vote of confidence in the House, a notice thereof shall be given to the Secretary General or Secretary.

(2) The notice of the motion to be given pursuant to Sub-rule (1) shall be given Two days in advance of the date for discussion on such motion.

(3) Upon receipt of the notice pursuant to Sub-rules (1), the Secretary General or Secretary shall submit it to the Speaker and the Speaker shall allot the date and time for moving such motion.

(4) On the date and time allotted pursuant to Sub-rule (3), the Prime Minister shall, with the consent of the Speaker, move the motion having made a statement in the House in this respect.

(5) The Speaker shall allot the date and time to have discussion on the motion moved pursuant to Sub-rule (4), and the Prime Minister or, in case the Prime Minister happens to be in ill-health or he/she is unable to attend in person in the House for arising out of a circumstance beyond his / her control at the end of the time allotted, the Minister designated by him/her shall reply to the questions raised during the discussion.

(6) After the Prime Minister or the Minister designated by him/her replies to the questions, the Speaker shall submit the question to the House for decision whether or not the House has confidence in the Prime Minister.

(7) The decision of the House shall be made through division 100. Motion of No-Confidence:

(1) A motion of no-confidence stating that the House has no confidence in the Prime Minister may be moved in writing by one-fourth Members of the total number of Membership of the House pursuant to  Sub-Article (2) of Article 55A. of the Constitution.

(2) The Members desiring to move the motion pursuant to Sub-rule (1) shall give a notice in writing to the Secretary General or Secretary at least seven days in advance.

(3) Upon receipt of the notice pursuant to Sub-rule (2), the Speaker shall allot the date and time for discussion on the motion and shall publish it in the Bulletin for advance information of all Members.

(4) On the date and time allotted pursuant to Sub-rule (3), the Speaker shall call the first signatory Member among the Members signing the motion or any Member authorized by him/her shall move the motion in the House and he/she may, if he/she so desires, give a statement in this respect prior to moving the motion.

(5) The Speaker shall allot the time for discussion on the motion referred to in Sub-rule (4) and, at the end of such time, the Prime Minister or, in case the Prime Minister happens to be in ill-health or he/she is unable to attend in person in the House for arising out of a circumstance beyond hihe/sher control at the end of the time allotted, the Minister designated by him/her shall give answers in respect of the motion and to the questions raised during the discussion.

(6) After the reply of the Prime Minister or the Minister design House, withdraw the motion.

(7) In case the motion is not withdrawn as mentioned in Sub-rule (6) by the Member concerned, the Speaker shall put the motion for decision of the House.

(8) The decision of the House shall be made through division.

(9) In case the motion under this Rule has been passed by the House, the Prime Minister shall ipso facto be relieved from he/she office.