What are the Provisions as to introduction and passing of Bills? What is Joint sitting of both Houses in certain cases? Article 107 and 108 of Constitution of India, 1949. Provisions as to introduction and passing of Bills and Joint sitting of both Houses in certain cases are defined under Article 107 and 108 of Constitution of India 1949. Provisions under these Articles are:
Article 107 of Constitution of India "Provisions as to introduction and passing of Bills"
(1) Subject to the provisions of Articles 109 and 117 with respect to Money Bills and other financial Bills, a Bill may originate in either House of Parliament.
(2) Subject to the provisions of Article 108 and 109, a Bill shall not be deemed to have been passed by the Houses of Parliament unless it has been agreed to by both Houses, either without amendment or with such amendments only as are agreed by both Houses.
(3) A Bill pending in Parliament shall not lapse by reason of the prorogation of the Houses.
(4) A Bill pending in the Council of States which has not
been passed by the House of the People shall not lapse on a
dissolution of the House of the People.
(5) A Bill which is pending in the House of the People, or which having been passed by the House of the People is pending in the council of States, shall subject to the provisions of Article 108, lapse on a dissolution of the House of the People.
Article 108 of Constitution of India "Joint sitting
of both Houses in certain cases"
(1) If after a Bill has been passed by one House and transmitted to the other House-
(a) the Bill is rejected by the other House; or
(b) the Houses have finally disagreed as to the amendments to be made in the Bill; or
(c) more than six months elapse from the date of the reception of the Bill by the other House without the Bill being passed by it. the President may, unless the Bill has lapsed by reason of a dissolution of the House of the People, notify to the Houses by message if they are sitting or by public notification if they are not sitting, his intention to summon them to meet in a joint sitting for the purpose of deliberating and voting on the Bill:
Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply to a Money Bill.
(2) In reckoning any such period of six months as is referred to in clause (1), no account shall be taken of any period during which the House referred to in sub-clause (c) of that clause is prorogued or adjourned for more than four consecutive days.
(3) Where the President has under clause (1) notified his intention of summoning the Houses to meet in a joint sitting, neither House shall proceed further with the Bill, but the President may at any time after the date of his notification summon the Houses to meet in a joint sitting for the purpose specified in the notification and, if he does so, the Houses shall meet accordingly.
(4) If at the joint sitting of the two Houses the Bill, with such amendments, if any, as are agreed to in joint sitting, is passed by a majority of the total number of members of both Houses present and voting, it shall be deemed for the purposes of this Constitution to have been passed by both Houses:
Provided that a joint sitting-
(a) if the Bill, having been passed by one House, has not been passed by the other House with amendments and returned to the House in which it originated, no amendment shall be proposed to the Bill other than such amendments (if any) as are made necessary by the delay in the passage of the Bill;
(b) if the Bill has been so passed and returned, only such amendments as aforesaid shall be proposed to the Bill and such other amendments as are relevant to the matters with respect to which the Houses have not agreed; and the decision of the person presiding as to the amendments which are admissible under this clause shall be final.
(5) A joint sitting may be held under this article and a Bill passed thereat, notwithstanding that a dissolution of the House of the People has intervened since the President notified his intention to summon the Houses to meet therein.
What is Penalty for sitting and voting before making oath or affirmation under Article 99 or when not qualified or when disqualified? What is Powers, privileges, etc. of the Houses of Parliament and of the members and committees thereof? What is Salaries and allowances of members? Article 104, 105 and 106 of Constitution of India, 1949
What are the Special provisions as to financial Bills? What are Rules of procedure? What is Regulation by law of procedure in Parliament in relation to financial business? Article 117, 118 and 119 of Constitution of India, 1949
What is the Language to be used in Parliament, What is Restriction on discussion in Parliament? What is the meaning Courts not to inquire into proceedings of Parliament? Article 120, 121 and 122 of Constitution of India, 1949