The battle for Lok Sabha elections 2019 has well and truly begun. As the build-up gets intense, we bring you some interesting facts and trivia related to Lok Sabha and elections over the years.
What is the first hour of every sitting of the Lok Sabha called?
Generally, the first hour of a sitting of Lok Sabha (11 am to 12 noon) is devoted to Questions and that hour is called the Question Hour. It is during the Question Hour that the members can ask questions on every aspect of administration and Governmental activity. Member gives notice in writing addressed to the Secretary-General, Lok Sabha, intimating his intention to ask a question. Besides the text of the question, the notice states clearly the official designation of the Minister to whom the question is addressed as also the date on which the question is desired to be placed on the list of questions for answer as also the order of preference.
During this hour, members can raise matters of great importance without prior 10 days’ notice. However, the duration of the Zero Hour has varied over the years. It began as an informal practice in 1962. The idea behind zero hour is that there are certain matters of urgent public importance which cannot wait for 10 days’ notice.
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