Private Member Bill UPSC – UPSC Exam Preparation Polity – GS Paper 2
What is a Private Member Bill?
A bill introduced by the member of the Parliament who is not a Minister, i.e, a non-government member is known as the Private member bill. Members of Parliament other than ministers are private members. Private Members can also move legislative proposal or Bill which he/she thinks is appropriate to be present in the Statute Book. However, it must be noted that a private member can give a maximum of three notices for the introduction of Private Members Bills during a Session.
- Member of Parliaments of both the ruling party as well as the opposition can introduce a Private Member Bill.
- Such bill can be introduced in the parliament only with the prior notice of at least a month.
- The Private Member bill, in order to become an act, must be passed in both the houses.
- Once passed in both the houses, Presidential assent is also mandatory for the bill to become an Act.
President’s role in a Private Member Bill:
According to the preset traditions, the President of India can use his powers of absolute veto and can easily discard a private member bill.
Question for the Day on the Topic in News
Consider the following statements:
- Members of Parliament other than ministers are private members
- A private member can give a maximum of three notices for the introduction of Private Members Bills during a Session.
- President can use his powers of absolute veto and can discard a private member bill.
Which of the following statement/ statements is/are correct:
- 1 and 2
- 2 and 3
- 1 and 3
- All the above
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