Chapter XV - COMMITTEES

Standing Committees.

128.   There shall be elected by the Assembly within ninety days after the election of  Leader of the House, the following Standing Committees, for duration of the Assembly, which shall deal with legislation relating to the Department or Departments of the Provincial Government mentioned against each:-

 

 

S.No

Name of Standing

Committee

Name of Department /  Departments

 

1

Standing Committee on

Planning & Development.

 

 

2

Standing Committee on

Housing & Physical Planning Roads, Building.

 

3

Standing Committee on

Information, Sports, Culture, Tourism and Archives, Museums & Libraries.

 

4

Standing Committee on

Social Welfare, Women Development, Zakat, Usher, Hajj, Minorities Affairs & Youth Affairs.

 

5

Standing Committee on

Home & Tribal Affairs, Prisons & Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).

 

6

Standing Committee on

Health & Population Welfare.

 

 

7

Standing Committee on

Education, Literacy & Non Formal Education, Higher Education, President Programme CDWA in Quality Education, Science & and Information Technology.

 

         

Rule 128 vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated 18th January, 2014 & substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated 5th March, 2018.

 

8

 

 

 

 

Standing Committee on

 

 

 

Local Government, Balochistan Development Authority (BDA), Gwadar Development Authority (GDA), BCDA and Urban Planning, & Development.

 

9

 

Standing Committee on

 

Public Health Engineering, B-WASA including Quetta Greater Water Supplely Project.

 

10

Standing Committee on

Irrigation & Energy, Environment and Forests & Wildlife.

 

11

Standing Committee on

Agriculture & Cooperative Society, Livestock, Dairy Development, Fisheries & Food.

 

12

Standing Committee on

Finance, Excise & Taxation, Board of Revenue & Transport.

 

13

Standing Committee on

Industry, Mines & Mineral Development, Labour and Manpower.

 

14

Standing Committee on

S&GAD, Inter-Provincial Coordination, Law & Parliamentary Affairs, Prosecution, Human Rights or any other department not mentioned hereinabove.

 

 

Composition of Standing Committees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restriction on Membership.

129.     (1) Each Standing Committee shall consist of 1[seven] Members to be elected by the Assembly and the Minister 2[and Parliamentary Secretary] concerned as Member ex-officio but the Minister shall have no right of vote unless he is an elected member of the Committee:

            Provided that in case of a Department, which is in the charge of the Chief Minister or for which no Minister or Parliamentary Secretary has been appointed, the Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs shall act as ex-officio Member of the Committee.

             (2) The Member-in-Charge of the Bill and in the case of any other matter referred to the Standing Committee, the Member who has proposed the subject or matter for reference to or study by the Committee, may attend the meeting of the Committee but shall have a right to vote only if he is an elected member of the Committee.

             (3) The Secretary of the Department concerned or an officer (not below the rank of Deputy Secretary) designated  by

1.Substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated 18th January, 2014.

2.Inserted vide Notification No. Legis: I (15)/85 dated 15th August, 1985.

3. Proviso to Sub-Rule (1) of Rule 129 added vide Notification No.PAB/ Legis I (3) / 2013, Dated 5th April, 2018.

him in this behalf and the Law Secretary or his nominee competent to advise the Committee on legal matters including drafting shall attend the meetings of the Committee as expert advisers.

 130.     x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 

 

 

Method of election.

131.   (1)  The Members of each Committee shall be elected by the Assembly from amongst its Members in accordance with the agreement of the Leader of the House and the Leader of the Opposition and in the absence of a Leader, his deputy.

             (2) In case there is no such agreement as is mentioned in sub-rule (1), the Members of each Committee shall be elected by the Assembly from amongst its Members according to the principle of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote in accordance with the procedure laid down in Schedule-III.

 

 

 

Election, Removal and Resignation of Chairman.

  132.    (1) The Chairman of each Committee shall be elected within sixty days of its constitution by majority of votes from amongst its members and may also be removed when he loses confidence of majority of its members:

                 

                Provided that a Minister shall not be elected as its Chairman:

             Provided further that as and when the Chairman is appointed as Minister or Parliamentary Secretary, he shall cease to be the chairman and an election of new chairman of committee concerned may be made as per procedure under sub-rule (1) of rule 131.

            (2) If the Chairman is absent from any meeting due to any cause, the Committee shall choose one of its members present to act as Chairman for that meeting.

            (3) A Chairman may resign from the Committee by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker and thereupon another Chairman shall be elected to fill that vacancy under sub-rule (1).

 

 

1.Rule 130 omitted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated 18th January, 2014.                                                                 2.Rule 132   substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/ 2013, dated, 5thMarch, 2018.

3.Proviso to Sub Rule (1) of Rule 132 added vide Notification No. PAB/ Legis:I(3)/2013, dated 5th April,  2018.

 

 

Resignation and Discharge of Members from the Committee. 

 

133.   (1) A Member may resign his membership of the Committee by writing under his hand addressed to the Speaker and thereupon another Member shall be elected to fill that vacancy.

             (2)   If a Member is absent from four consecutive meetings of a Committee without permission of its Chairman, the matter will be referred to the Speaker for the discharge of such Member from the Committee. If in the opinion of Speaker, the reference made by the Chairman is valid, such Member shall cease to be member of the committee.

 

 

Filling of casual vacancies.

134.     Casual vacancies in a Committee shall be filled, as soon as possible after they occur, by election as provided by Rule 131 and any person so elected shall hold office for the period for which the person in whose place he is elected would have held office.

 

 

Functions of Standing Committees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Briefings to the Committees by concerned Departments.

 

 

 

 

 

Power to appoint a Sub Committee.

 

 

 

135.     (1) A Committee shall examine a Bill or other matter referred to it by the Speaker or by the Assembly, as the case may be, and shall submit its report to the Assembly with such recommendations, including suggestions for legislation, if any, as it may deem necessary. In the case of a Bill, the Committee shall also examine whether the Bill violates, disregards or is otherwise not in accordance with the Constitution, Fundamental Rights and Principles of Policy.

             (2) The Committee may propose amendments which will be shown in its report alongside the original provisions of the Bill, but the Committee shall have no power of preventing the Bill from coming to the Assembly.

             (3) If a Committee does not present its report within the period prescribed, or the time allowed, the Bill or the matter referred to it may be considered by the Assembly without waiting for the report, upon a motion by any Member.

            (4).   x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

            (5).   x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x

135-A. (1) Following election of Chairman of a Committee, the Secretary or Head of respective Department of the Government shall brief the Committee about functions, performance and challenges of the Department.

 

1.Rule 133 substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/ 2013, dated,5th March, 2018.

2. Sub Rules (4) & (5) of Rule 135 omitted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated 5th April,2018.

3.Rule 135-A inserted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated:5th March,2018.

 

            (2) The Committee shall formulate a Comprehensive Report containing recommendations for improvement in functioning of said Department and lay it before the Assembly for consideration.

135-B (1) A Committee may, with the approval of the Speaker, appoint a sub-committee for a specified function arising out of the matter referred to it.

            (2) The order of reference to a sub-committee shall clearly state the point for investigation. The report of the sub-committee shall be considered by the whole committee and when approved by the whole committee, be deemed to be the report of that Committee:

           Provided that the sub-committee shall stand dissolved at the expiry of two months irrespective of presentation of the report.

 

 

 

Reference to Standing Committees.

136.   The Assembly may, on a motion made by any Member, remit to the Standing Committee concerned any subject or matter which may be studied by that Standing Committee with a view to suggesting legislation.

 

 

Meetings of Committees.

137.   (1) The meeting of a Committee shall be held on such day and at such hour as the Chairman of the Committee may determine:

           Provided that if the Chairman of the Committee is not readily available, the Secretary may fix the date and time of a meeting.

            (2) The meeting shall ordinarily be held at Quetta.

           (3) Subject to the provisions of Rule 135 and on a requisition made by three members of the Committee, the Chairman shall call a meeting of the Committee within seven days from the date of receipt of the requisition:

           Provided that if the Chairman fails to call a requisitioned meeting within seven days, the Secretary may fix the date and time for such a meeting.

 

 

Meeting of the Committee while the Assembly is sitting.

138.   (1) A Committee shall not meet while the Assembly is sitting without the leave of the Speaker.

           (2) If a Committee is meeting while the Assembly is also sitting, the Chairman of the Committee shall, if a  Division

1. Rule 135-B inserted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated: 5th April, 2018.

2. Sub Rule (3) of Rule 137 substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: (3) /2013 dated: 5th April, 2018.

is being called in the Assembly, suspend the proceedings of the Committee for such time as will, in his opinion enable the Members to vote in the Division in the Assembly.

 

 

Sitting of a Committee to be private.

139.   The meetings of the Committee shall be held in private unless the Committee, by a majority, decides otherwise.

 

 

Quorum of a meeting.

140.  The quorum for a meeting of a Committee shall be ¹[one-third] elected members of the Committee.

 

 

Voting in Committees.

141      All questions at a sitting of a Committee shall be determined by a majority of members present and voting.

 

 

Casting vote of Chairman. 

142.   The Chairman or the person presiding in his absence shall not vote except in the event of equality of votes.

 

 

Power of Committee to examine Government officials and records. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

143.     (1) A Committee shall have power to summon and examine any person and the records of the Provincial Government and of statutory bodies, autonomous or semi-autonomous, under the Provincial Government:

             Provided that the Committee shall have no powers to send for any papers or records relating to a proposed taxation.

             (2) When a Department is of the opinion that in the interest of security of State or the maintenance of public order or generally in the public interest or on account of any other sufficient reasons, any particular record summoned from any office of or authority under the Government or set up or established by Government should not be furnished to any Committee or a person in the service of the State should not be summoned or compelled to give evidence, the Department may claim privilege for that record or exemption for the public servant, as the case may be:

             Provided that in such case the Committee may refer the matter to the Speaker whether the privilege or exemption, as the case may be, has been properly claimed and the orders of the Speaker, on such point shall be final and conclusive.

 

 

1. Substituted vide Notification No. Legis: I (3)/2002 dated 9th Feb, 2004.

2. Proviso  to Sub-Rule (2) of Rule 143 added vide Notification No.PAB/(3) 2013, dated 5th April, 2018.

 

 

Evidence, report and proceedings treated confidential.

144.     (1) A Committee may direct that the whole or a part of the evidence or a summary thereof may be laid on the table. If the Committee so directs, the Speaker may direct that such evidence be confidentially made available to Members before it is formally laid on the table.

             (2) No part of the evidence, oral or written, report or proceedings of the Committee which has not been laid on the table, shall be open to inspection by anyone except under the authority of the Speaker.

             (3) The evidence given before a Committee shall not be published by any Member of the Committee or by any other person until it has been laid on the Table.

 

 

Copies of private Member’s Bill to be supplied to Department concerned.

145.     In case of Private Member’s Bill referred to a Committee; the Secretary shall transmit a copy of the Bill to the Department concerned with a request for an expression of the views of the Department.

 

 

Record of the proceedings of Committees.

146.  (1) A summary of the record of the proceedings of each Committee shall be maintained by the Secretary.

          (2) The summary of evidence tendered before a Committee shall be made available to a Member of the Committee concerned if so requested by him.

 

 

Special reports.

147.  A Committee may, if it thinks fit, make a special report on any matter that arises or comes to light in the course of its work which it may consider necessary to bring to the notice of the Speaker or the Assembly.

 

 

Report of Committee.

148.  (1)  Report of a Committee shall be presented within the time-limit fixed by the Speaker under Rule 84 or thirty days from the date on which reference was made to it by the Assembly unless the Assembly, on motion being made, directs that the time for presentation of the report be extended to a date specified in the motion.

           (2)   The report shall-

(a)     incorporate the views of the 3[Minister or Parliamentary Secretary] if furnished;

(b)     set forth the recommendations of the Committee together with the views of the minority, if any; and

1. Rule 144 substituted vide Notification No. Legis: I (3)/2002 dated 9th Feb: 2004.

2. Sub Rule (1) of Rule 146 substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/ 2013, dated 5th April, 2018.

3. Substituted vide Notification No. Legis: I (15)/85 dated 15th Aug:1985.

(c)     be signed by the Chairman on behalf of the Committee or, if the Chairman is absent by another member chosen by the Committee.

 

 

Presentation of report and discussion thereon.

149.    (1) The Report of a Committee shall be presented to the Assembly by the Chairman, or, in his absence by any other member of the Committee.

             (2)  Save as otherwise provided by these rules, after a report has been presented in the House on a matter other than a Bill, the Chairman or any member of the Committee may move that the report be considered and adopted.

             (3)  After the motion made under sub-rule (2) is carried, the Speaker may allot time as may be deemed necessary for discussion and adoption of the report.

 

             (4)  After the motion is carried the decisions of the House shall be communicated to the Department concerned for implementation. In case the Department is unable to implement decisions of the House it shall inform the House within two months of the reasons thereof.

             (5) The Secretary shall cause every adopted report of a Committee together with the views of the minority, if any, to be printed and a copy thereof made available for the use of every Member of the Assembly.

 

 

Agenda and notices of the meetings of Committees.

150.    (1) The arrangement of business of a Committee and the agenda for each meeting of the Committee shall be determined by the Secretary in consultation with the Chairman of the Committee if readily available.

             (2) Notices of all meetings of the Standing Committees shall be sent to the members of the Committee.

 

 

Decision of Speaker on procedure.

151.     If any doubt arises on any point of procedure or interpretation of the rules, the Chairman may, if he thinks fit, refer the point to the Speaker whose decision shall be final.

 

 

Business before Committee not to lapse on prorogation of Assembly.

152.     Any business pending before a Committee shall not lapse by reason only of the propagation of the Assembly and the Committee shall continue to function notwithstanding such propagation.

 

1. Rule 149 substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013, dated 5th April, 2018.

 

 

 

Un-finished work of a Committee. 

153.    A Committee which is unable to complete its work before the expiration of its terms or before the expiration of the term of the Assembly, may report to the Assembly that the Committee has not been able to complete its work.

 

 

 

(B)  SELECT COMMITTEE.

 

 

Composition of Select Committee on Bills.

154.  (1) The Minister concerned, the Chairman of the Standing Committee concerned with the Bill, the Member-in-Charge and the Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs shall be included in every Select Committee and it shall not be necessary to include their names in any motion for election of such a Committee.

             (2) The other members of the Committee shall be elected by the Assembly from amongst its Members when a motion that the Bill be referred to a Select Committee is adopted.

            (3) The Chairman of the Standing Committee concerned with the Bill shall be the Chairman of the select Committee.

            (4) If the Chairman is not present at any sitting of the Committee, the members of the Committee shall elect a Chairman for that sitting.

             (5) The Chairman or the person presiding in his absence shall not vote except in the event of equality of votes.

             (6) A Select Committee may hear expert evidence and representatives of special interest affected by the Bill.

 

 

Quorum of Select Committee.

155.     (1) The quorum for the meeting of the Select Committee shall be ¹[one-third] Members of the Committee.

 

 

 

             (2) If at the time fixed for any sitting of the Select Committee, or at any time during any such sitting the quorum is not present, the Chairman shall either suspend the sitting until a quorum is present or adjourn the sitting to some future day.

             (3)  Where the sitting of a Select Committee is adjourned on two successive dates, the next meeting may be held even if the Committee is not in quorum.

 

1. Substituted vide Notification No. PAB/Legis: I (3)/ 2002 dated 9th February, 2004.

 2. Rule 153 substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013, dated 5th April, 2018.

 

 

 

Amendment in Select Committee.

156.     A Select Committee shall have power to suggest such amendments in the Bill as it thinks fit, provided such amendments are not beyond the scope of the Bill.

 

 

Report by Select Committee.

157.     (1) After completing the consideration of the Bill, the Select Committee shall make a report on the Bill.

             (2)  Such report shall be made within the period specified by the Assembly.

 

 

Presentation of report.

158.     The report of the Select Committee on a Bill shall be presented to the Assembly by the Member-in-Charge, and there shall be no debate on it at that stage.

 

 

Printing and publication of report. 

159.     The Secretary shall cause every report of a Select Committee, together with the minutes of dissent, if any, to be printed, and a copy thereof shall be made available for the use of every Member of the Assembly. The report, with the minutes of dissent, if any, and the Bill, if amended, shall be published in the Gazette.

 

 

 

(C)  PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE.

 

 

Constitution of Public Accounts Committee.

160.  (1) There shall be constituted by the Assembly within ninety days after the election of the Leader of the House, a standing Public Accounts Committee for the duration of the Assembly.

          (2) The Committee shall consist of 3[eleven] Members to be elected by the Assembly from among its Members and the Finance Minister shall be ex-officio Member, but the Finance Minister shall have no right of vote until he is an elected Member of the Committee. The quorum for the meeting of the Committee shall be 4[one-third] members of the Committee.

          (3)  Casual vacancies shall be filled by election as soon as possible after they occur and any person elected to fill such a vacancy shall hold office for so long only as the person in whose place he is elected would have held office.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Functions of the Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Report of the

Committee. 

 

 

 


Constitution of the Committee on Rules of Procedure and Privileges.

 

 

Functions of the Committee.

          (4) The Chairman of the Committee shall be elected by the Committee from among its Members. In case of any equality of votes on any matter, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

1. Sub-Rule (1) of Rule160 substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/ 2013, dated 5th April, 2018.

2. Sub Rule-2 of Rule160 substituted vide Notification No. Legis: I (15)/85 dated 12th January, 1988.

3. Substituted vide Notification No. PAB/Legis: I (3)/ 2002 dated 24th May, 2003.

4. Substituted vide Notification No. PAB/Legis: I (3)/ 2002 dated 9th February, 2004.

5. Sub-Rule(4) of Rule 160  Substituted vide Notification No. Legis: I (15)/85 dated 15th August 1985.

161.  (1) The Committee shall deal with the Appropriation Accounts of the Provincial Government and the report of the Auditor-General thereon and such other matters as the Finance Minister may refer to the Committee.

          (2) In scrutinizing the Appropriation Accounts of the Provincial Government and the report of the Auditor-general thereon, it shall be the duty of the Committee on Public Accounts to satisfy itself –

(a)   that the money shown in the accounts as having been disbursed were legally available for and applicable to the service or purpose to which they have been applied or charged;

(b)   that the expenditure conforms to the authority which governs it; and

(c)   that every re-appropriation has been made in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed by the Government.

          (3) It shall also be the duty of the Committee on Public Accounts-

(a)   to examine the statements of accounts showing the income and expenditure of State Corporations, Trading and Manufacturing Schemes, concerns and projects together with the balance-sheets and statements of profit and loss accounts which the Governor may have required to be prepared or are prepared under the provisions of the statutory rules regulating the financing of a particular Corporation, a trading concern or project and the report of the Auditor General, made to the Governor, thereon;

(b)   to examine the statement of Accounts showing the income and expenditure of autonomous and semi-autonomous bodies the audit of which may be conducted by the Auditor-General of Pakistan under the direction of the Governor or under a statute; and

(c)   to consider the report of the Auditor-General in cases where the Governor may have required him to conduct the audit of any receipt or to examine the accounts of stores and stocks.

162.  Report of the Committee shall be presented within a period of one year from the date on which reference was made to it by the Assembly unless the Assembly on a motion being made, directs that the time for the presentation of the report be extended to a date specified in the motion.

(D)   COMMITTEE ON RULES OF PROCEDURE AND PRIVILEGES.

163.  (1) There shall be a Committee on Rules of Procedure and privileges for the duration of the Assembly.

          (2) The Committee shall consist of ¹[seven] Members to be elected by the Assembly and the Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs shall be a member ex-officio, but he shall not be entitled to vote unless he is an elected Member of the Committee.

164.  The functions of the Committee shall be to examine and report on all questions of privileges referred to it by the Assembly under Chapter X of these rules and to consider all proposals for amendment of these rules referred to it under Chapter XIX of these rules.

 

 

 

(E)  FINANCE COMMITTEE.

 

 

Constitution of Finance Committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

165. (1) There shall be a Finance Committee for the duration of the Assembly, consisting of the Speaker, the Finance Minister and five other members to be elected by the Assembly in the manner prescribed in rule 131.

 

         (2) The Speaker shall be the Chairman and the Secretary shall be the Secretary of the Committee.

 

         (3) Until the Finance Committee is constituted or the Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker, in consultation with the Minister of Finance, shall exercise the powers and perform functions of the committee.

 

         (4) The Finance Committee may make rules for regulation of its procedure.

 

 

 

Functions and powers of the Finance Committee.

 

166. (1) The Committee shall approve the Annual and Supplementary Budget Estimates of the Assembly and its Secretariat, which shall respectively be included in the Annual Budget Statement and the Supplementary Budget Statement by the Government.

 

 

 

1. Substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated 18th January, 2014.

  2. Rule 165 & 166 Substituted vide Notification No.PAB/ Legis:I (3)/2013, dated 5th April, 2018.

          (2) The Committee may, from time to time, approve incurring of additional or new expenditure in anticipation of provision of funds, for the Assembly or its Secretariat and the amount or amounts so approved shall be included in the Supplementary Budget.

 

          (3) The Committee may make recommendations in regard to any financial matter relating to the Assembly or its Secretariat referred to it by the Assembly or the Speaker.

 

          (4) In addition to above, the Finance Committee shall have the powers to. -

 

(i)    sanction the creation of post(s) in the Assembly    Secretariat;

 

(ii)   approve the upgradation of the post(s) sanctioned in the Assembly Secretariat; and

 

(iii)  sanction any expenditure in the Assembly Secretariat which is beyond the powers delegated to the Secretary under the Delegation of Powers under the Financial Rules and the Powers of re-appropriation Rules 1962 framed by the Government.

 

          (5) The Budget approved by the Finance Committee shall be forwarded by the Secretary to the Finance Department for inclusion in the Annual Budget.

 

 

 

 

(F)      COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT ASSURANCES.

 

 

 Committee on Government Assurances.

167. (1) There shall be a Committee on Government Assurances to scrutinize the assurances, promises and undertakings given by Ministers ¹[or Parliamentary Secretaries] from time to time on the floor of the Assembly and to report on-

(a)   the extent to which such assurances, promises undertakings etc., have been implemented; and

(b)   where implemented whether such implementation has taken place within the minimum time necessary for the purpose.

           (2) The Committee shall consist of seven Members who shall be elected by the Assembly for the duration of the Assembly and Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs shall be its ex-officio member but he shall not be entitled to vote unless he is an elected Member of the Committee.

 

 

 

           (3) Any Member who feels that an assurances or promise given to him or to the Assembly or an undertaking made by a Minister 2[or Parliamentary Secretary] has not been implemented within a reasonable time he may, in writing propose that the matter may be referred to the Committee by the Speaker. If the Speaker is satisfied that a reasonable time has elapsed and that the matter should be gone into by the Committee on Assurances, he may refer the matter to the Committee.

          (4) This rule shall not apply to assurances, promises and undertakings given before the coming into force of these rules.

          (5) The Committee shall only scrutinize the assurances, promises and undertakings given during the term of that Assembly.

 

 

 

(G)    HOUSE AND LIBRARY COMMITTEE.

 

 

House and Library Committee.

168. There shall be a House and Library Committee consisting of the Deputy Speaker as ex-Officio Chairman and 3[five] other Members to be elected by the Assembly.

 

 

Functions of the Committee.

169.   The functions of the Committee shall be-

(a)     to deal with matters relating to the issue of admission cards for galleries, other than the Governor’s Box and the Speaker’s Box and such questions relating to residential accommodation for Members as may be referred to it by the Speaker from time to time;

(b)     to exercise supervision over facilities pertaining to accommodation and other immunities including food provided to Members in the Members’ hostels;

 

1. Sub-Rule (2) of Rule 167 substituted vide Notification. No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013,

dated 5thApril, 2018.

    2. Inserted vide Notification No. Legis: I (15)/85 dated 15th August, 1985. 

    3. Substituted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013 dated 18th January, 2014.

                                                                               

(c)     to consider and advice on such matters concerning the Library of the Assembly as may be referred to it by the Speaker from time to time; and

(d)     to consider suggestions in respect of addition of books, magazines, journals etc. to the Library and its general improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

(H)  SPECIAL COMMITTEES.

 

 

Special Committees.

 

 

170.   The Assembly may, by motion, appoint a Special Committee which shall have such composition and functions as may be specified in the motion.

                   (H-I)  COUNCIL OF CHAIRMEN.

 

 

Council of Chairmen.

170-A. (1) There shall be a Council of Chairmen consisting of all the Chairmen Standing Committees and Functional Committees, headed by the Speaker of the Assembly or any other member of the Assembly nominated by the Speaker to consider and coordinate any matter relating to the Standing Committees and the Functional Committees.

 

            (2)   The meeting of the Council shall be convened by the Speaker Provincial Assembly as and when required during Session of the Assembly. 

 

(H-II) BUSINESS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

 

 

Composition.

 

Functions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceedings.

 

 

170-B. The Business Advisory Committee shall be headed by the Speaker and consist of such other members as may be nominated by him, from time to time.

170-C. (1) It shall be the function of the Committee to recommend the time that should be allocated for the discussion of various Government legislative and other business, including private members' business likely to be transacted during the ensuing session.

           (2) The Committee shall have such other functions as may be assigned to it by the Speaker, from time to time.

 

1.Rule 170-A inserted vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013, dated 18th April 2016.

2. Rule 170-B and Rule 170-C added vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I

(3)/2013, Dated 17th May, 2017.

 

(H-III) COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE.

 

170-D. The House may constitute itself into a Committee of the Whole on a motion by the Leader of the House or Leader of the Opposition, as the case may be. When the House constitutes itself into a Committee of the Whole, it functions as one Committee acting upon any matter(s) referred by the House and conducts its proceedings like a regular Committee with its membership composed of all the members of the House:

 

           Provided that if a motion to constitute the House into a Committee of the Whole is not passed, a similar motion shall not be presented within the same session.

 

170-E. (1) The Speaker or any member nominated by the Speaker shall preside over the Committee.

 

           (2) The Committee shall conduct business only when there is a quorum. If there is no quorum, the Speaker or the person nominated by the Speaker to preside shall immediately suspend its proceedings.

 

           (3) In addition to his vote as a member, the Speaker or the person nominated by the Speaker to preside shall, in the event of equality of votes, have a casting vote.

 

           (4) Documents and papers in possession of the House or the Assembly Secretariat may be called for by any member and read by the Secretary Assembly for the information of the Committee unless the Committee orders otherwise. Resource persons and/or technical assistants may be invited to attend the proceedings, and upon permission of the Speaker, may directly answer questions asked and inquiries made by the members.

 

          (5) The Committee shall have power to require the attendance of any person or summon production of papers, record from any department, autonomous body, semiautonomous body or organization, or examine such persons on oath or solemn affirmation, or invite or summon any person to give evidence in relation to any matter under its consideration.

 

1.Rule 170-D and Rule 170-E added vide Notification No.PAB/Legis: I (3)/2013, dated 5th April, 2018.

 

 

          (6) When a Committee of the whole has concluded consideration of a matter referred to it, the Leader of the House or the Leader of the Opposition, as the case may be, shall make a report to the House. Matters reported shall be presented before the House for action as though reported by any other Committee.

 

 

 


 

(I)   GENERAL.

 

 

Supplementary rules of Committees and applicability of General rules.

171. (1) The rules pertaining to Standing Committees shall apply to all Committees where not inconsistent with the particular rules applicable to that Committee.

           (2) Where rules contained in this Chapter are silent on a point, a Committee may refer the matter to the Speaker for his directions in conducting its proceedings and the directions given by the Speaker shall be followed.