Chapter -10 Resolution

Chapter -10

39. Resolution may be submitted:

(1) Subject to these Rules, a resolution may be submitted on any of the following matters of public importance:-

(a) To submit an opinion or recommendation;
(b) To support or oppose any action or policy of Government of Nepal or to call attention for reconsideration thereof;
(c) To give any message or directive.

(2) The Speaker may give permission to submit a resolution on any other subject which he/she deems appropriate or necessary.

40. Notice of Resolution:

1) The proposer of a resolution shall have to give notice of the resolution he/she is going to submit to the Secretary General or Secretary at least seven days in advance. Provided that, any Minister may submit a resolution having given a notice of at least three days.

(2) No Member other than a Minister may give a notice of more than three resolutions in one session without having taken a prior approval of the Speaker.

41. Condition Relating to Resolution:

In addition to the matters provided for in this Chapter, all conditions relating to a motion shall be applicable also in case of a resolution.

42. Decision on Admissibility:

(1) The Speaker shall decide as to whether or not any resolution is admissible and in case any resolution or a part thereof is inconsistent to the Constitution or these Rules, the Speaker shall reject such resolution.

(2) The Speaker may, if he/she deems fit, consult the Conduct of Business Consultative Committee while taking decision pursuant to Sub-rule (1).

(3) The Speaker may, if he/she deems fit, bring necessary amendment to the resolution in order to make it consistent to Rules.

(4) A copy of the resolution which has been permitted  by the Speaker to be introduced to the House shall be distributed to Members before Two days for the purpose of submitting an amendment.

43. Resolution to be introduced: No more than one resolution submitted in one Sitting by one Member shall be put in the List of Business and no more than two resolutions shall be introduced in one Sitting.

44. Methods of Introducing Resolution:

(1) After being named by the Speaker, the Member desiring to introduce a resolution may introduce the resolution to the House and while introducing the resolution, he/she may give a statement having read out the contents of the resolution. Provided that, any Member may authorize another  Member to submit his / her resolution with the permission of  the Speaker.

(2) After being named by the Speaker pursuant to Sub- rule (1), the Member may wish not to introduce the resolution.

(3) The resolution not introduced by the concerned  Member shall be deemed to be withdrawn by him/her.

45. Duration of Discussion:

while submitting a resolution by a Member and speaking by the concerned Minister for the first  time, a time of up to Twenty minutes shall be given with the permission of the Speaker. The Speaker shall provide the time duration of statement by other Members desiring to speak. After the statement of the Members is over, the concerned Minister shall give replies thereto.

46. Conditions Relating to Amendment:

(1) With the approval of the Speaker, amendment may be introduced to the resolution submitted under this chapter.
(2) The conditions referred to in Rule 29 shall also be applicable in case of an amendment to a resolution.

47. Decision on Resolution:

Upon completion of discussion, the House shall first decide on an amendment to the resolution, if any, and shall decide on the resolution subsequently.

48. Approved Resolution to be forwarded:

Secretary General or Secretary shall forward one copy of each of the resolutions approved by the House each to Government of Nepal, Council of Ministers and the concerned Minister. The  concerned Minister shall implement the approved resolution and send information thereof immediately to the secretariat  of the Legislature-Parliament.
Provided that, in case the resolution could not be implemented for any genuine reason, the information there of shall be sent to the Legislature- Parliament along with the  reasons.