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Zero Hour

  • 10 Feb 2024
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Source: TH

During the ongoing Budget session, members of the Lok Sabha have raised key issues including Manipur ethnic violence, stricter hate speech laws, and a national task force for stray dogs during the Zero Hour.

  • Zero hour commences directly after the question hour and extends until the commencement of the day's agenda, signifying the interval between the two.
    • Under this, Members of Parliament (MPs) can raise matters without any prior notice.
    • Zero Hour is an Indian parliamentary innovation. The phrase is not mentioned in the rules of procedure.
  • Zero Hour originated in early Indian Parliament as MPs sought to address constituency and national concerns informally before the lunch break, starting around 12 noon and lasting until adjournment.
    • This led to the hour being popularly referred to as Zero Hour and the issues being raised during this time as Zero Hour submissions.

Read more: Question Hour and Zero Hour, Questioning in Parliament

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