New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Chairman has asked the members giving their first speech to keep their point in 15 minutes so that the time management in the House is not affected. Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Modi gave this information on Tuesday in a bulletin citing the instructions of the Chairman of the Upper House. Rajya Sabha Secretary General PC Modi has said in the Parliamentary Bulletin of the Upper House on January 24 that as per the established parliamentary practice, the members making the first speech in the House are not obstructed by other members while speaking.
Along with this, he said that appropriate time is also given by the Chair for the speech of the new members. According to the bulletin, he said that however, it has been observed that sometimes the member making his/her first speech takes more time than is normally required and sometimes he/she goes away from the subject under discussion.
According to the Secretary General, Rajya Sabha, the Chairman has directed that the member making his first speech should deliver his speech in such a manner that it does not affect the time management of the business scheduled for the day and should not take more than 15 minutes. Significantly, the budget session of the Parliament will start from January 31. The budget session of Parliament will have 27 sittings and will continue till April 6. The first phase of the session will start from January 31 till February 13. The second phase of the budget session will begin on March 13 and will continue till April 6.
Another Bulletin of the Rajya Sabha (Part II) states that according to parliamentary practices and conventions, no publicity should be given by any member or other person in respect of a notice to raise a matter in the House unless It may not be accepted by the Chairman and circulated to the members. It states that no member should raise in the House a matter of which he has given notice and which is pending with the Chairman.