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PARLIAMENTARY  PROCEDURE
DEFINITION OF TERMSAdjourn – to end a meetingAmend – changing / substituting a motionChairman – Presiding Officer /Preside...
DEFINITION OF TERMSMinutes – records of the meetingQuorum – no. of members present        - more the 2/3Resolution – motio...
PARLIAMENTARY        COURTESY1. Stand when addressing the President2. Address the President as Madam /   Mister President3...
PARLIAMENTARY   PROCEDURE BASICSFour methods of votinga. Voiceb. Standingc. Roll calld. Secret ballot-can the chairman vot...
PARLIAMENTARY   PROCEDURE BASICS-only one topic at a time can bediscussed-the person who makes a motion has theright to di...
THE GAVEL-a symbol of power and authority-used by the presiding officer to giveinstructions to the members-the number of t...
THE GAVEL1 tap- adjournment     - completion of a discussed item     - members to be seated2 taps – call the meeting to or...
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Parliamentary procedure

  1. 1. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE
  2. 2. DEFINITION OF TERMSAdjourn – to end a meetingAmend – changing / substituting a motionChairman – Presiding Officer /PresidentDebate – discussion of motionDivide the house – votingFloor – privilegeMajority – 50% + 1 of the members
  3. 3. DEFINITION OF TERMSMinutes – records of the meetingQuorum – no. of members present - more the 2/3Resolution – motion / proposal
  4. 4. PARLIAMENTARY COURTESY1. Stand when addressing the President2. Address the President as Madam / Mister President3. Sit down properly after speaking4. Side talking is not allowed5. Willingly accept the decision of the majority6. Be punctual
  5. 5. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE BASICSFour methods of votinga. Voiceb. Standingc. Roll calld. Secret ballot-can the chairman vote?Yes, in case of a tie. He will break thetie
  6. 6. PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE BASICS-only one topic at a time can bediscussed-the person who makes a motion has theright to discuss it first
  7. 7. THE GAVEL-a symbol of power and authority-used by the presiding officer to giveinstructions to the members-the number of taps have a specificmeaning
  8. 8. THE GAVEL1 tap- adjournment - completion of a discussed item - members to be seated2 taps – call the meeting to order3 taps – all members to standSeries of taps – restore order of the meeting

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