Parliament may, for the purpose of the timely completion of financial business, regulate by law the procedure of, and the conduct of business in, each House of Parliament in relation to any financial matter or to any Bill for the appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of India, and, if and so far as any provision of any law so made is inconsistent with any rule made by a House of Parliament under clause (1) of article 118 or with any rule or standing order having effect in relation to Parliament under clause (2) of that article, such provision shall prevail.

Debate Summary

Draft Article 98-A

'Regulation by law of procedure in Parliament in relation to financial business.

98-A.  Parliament may, for the purpose of the timely completion of the financial business, regulate by law the procedure of and the conduct of business in, each house of Parliament in relation to any financial matter or to any Bill for appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of India, and if and in so far as the provision of any law so made is inconsistent with any rule made by a House Parliament under the last preceding article or with any rule or standing order having effect in relation to Parliament under clause (2) of that article, such provision shall prevail.'

 

This Draft Article was not a part of the original Draft Constitution, 1948. The Chairman of the Drafting Committee proposed its insertion after Draft Article 98 (Article 118, Constitution of India, 1950) on 10th June 1949. It authorised Parliament to make special rules of procedure in relation to any financial matters. In case of any inconsistency with the standard rules of procedure made under Draft Article 98 (Article 118), the special rules would prevail.

 

The Amendment was accepted by the Assembly without debate. The Assembly adopted the Draft Article 98-A on 10th June 1949.